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all inquiries regarding photo usage (or otherwise) may be directed to my email at cariwayman@gmail.com

i don't really check flickr messages anymore, so please email me for anything.

as of april 2011, due to concern for preservation of the abandoned places i visit, location and geotagging information will be available only to those listed as friends --i don't remember who i've got as a friend or why, so if you're not, let me know and i'll let you in. maybe.

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    sarah jo. says:

    "Cari, you have one of the most unique streams on flickr. and along with that, you are just a beautiful person in general. you're not afraid of being yourself.
    the honesty in every photograph you post blows me away. there are so many things in life that a lot of people overlook because we don’t want to be reminded they exist, like dead animals or how sad the inside of an abandoned house can appear.
    you make people look. you make people see the truth of these things.
    and that is such an incredible thing to do."

    September 5th, 2011

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    lydia lowe says:

    "ever since i found your stream i knew that you were amazing. getting to know you, and becoming your friend has only proven that more. you have taught me a lot (probably without even knowing it) and i am so lucky to have you in my life. always hold your head up high, and remember that i will be there whenever you need me."

    August 22nd, 2011

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    Ralph J. Ross (falling apart) says:


    Your creativity knows no bounds. Your work is a constant source of amazment. And in some cases a source of nervousness, because some of your shots look a little dangerous. Every new post raises the bar for us all. It inspires us to push the envelope. You are a credit to the Flickr community. There are many wonderful photographers on Flickr and you are most definitely one of the better ones. Thank you, my friend, for sharing your incredible talent with us.


    August 7th, 2011

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    Fer Aese says:

    "Wow, Cari, where do I start? I just found out that you added me as a contact and I had to look at it like 100 times because I could not believe it, it was a great surprise and I think you made my whole year.

    I have a huge respect for your work, it is simply amazing. You're an incedible person too. I can tell even, if I don't know you in real life, because I see it in your work. It's honest. delicate and beautiful. Just as you are. You inspire me to be better.

    Please, do not ever stop."

    June 27th, 2011

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    madeline.p says:

    "carrie, you bring so much beauty to abandoment. your photographs are unreal. you are so inspiring to me, and to many others here on flickr. whenever i see one of your photographs come up in my contact's pictures, i get excited. i always wonder what kind of building you have found. thanks for sharing them with all of us here on flickr :)"

    June 6th, 2011

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    Savina Gost says:

    "she´s a bird that flys capturing unknown worlds magic, when i visit her stream she borrow me her wings so I can fly too, and I really do...thank you for share us your wings yellowbird!"

    May 13th, 2011

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    hicharley says:

    "Where to start? Her poses and style matches the magical places she visits, i have not found anything else on flickr like it"

    May 7th, 2011

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    Eyes On Stalks says:

    "Im in love with your photos"

    April 30th, 2011

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    zack henningsgaard says:

    "you really are my favorite photographer."

    April 18th, 2011

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    OuroborosX says:

    "Contrast is emotion, and there is so much emotional contrast between the decayed world that is the setting, and the incredible almost ethereal beauty of the protagonist in these photos. I feel like we are being taken on a journey by an angel, visiting the dead, yet separated from them both by stunning life force, and a sublime detachment. I think these are some of the most beautiful images I've seen on flickr in a long time. I wish there were books of these images to buy and give to friends. Thank you for this work. It's truly inspiring."

    April 7th, 2011

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    cassoday harder says:

    "you are brilliant beyond my words, thank you for your inspiration"

    March 10th, 2011

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    Kylie Woon (Somewhere Lovely) says:

    "Around 2009ish, I knew absolutely nothing about photography and decided to browse Flickr on a whim. I came across a thumbnail of one of your photos, clicked on it, and fell in love with your pictures. They're so beautiful in this quiet, lonely way. I felt so much when I saw your photos and I'm not sure how else to put it. They gave me this really strong desire to try to take my own pictures, and now I love photography! Your photos have had such an effect on me.

    Although we've never met, you have truly inspired me."

    January 22nd, 2011

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    Jeroen van Deel says:

    "Really love your style! You are one amazing photographer. Hope you will find lots of abandoned buildings in the future :-) Keep up the good work!"

    December 22nd, 2010

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    lauriegoldstar says:

    "Found you today after searching 'typewriter'
    You have such a personal style to your good self and your work.
    The treatment you give your shots gives them such a nostalgic innocent look. However the way you pose and the sexuality you add to your work throws it all up to another level.
    You are my current no1 photographer.
    Just keep shooting!"

    December 6th, 2010

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    CAMICASTIE says:

    "i've been following your work since i start with flickr.
    I really love your style, i find your work very inspiring.
    thank you for adding me as your contact :)
    it's really meaningful for me."

    November 21st, 2010

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    The girl. Amelia. says:

    "I don't know what I can say that hasn't already been said
    But I just find your work unquestionably unique and beautiful in it's own right
    You are new and exciting and fresh
    But you take photos from an age gone by
    I mean that in the best possible way
    You take photos that are memories
    That capture time in this obscure period between past and present
    Maybe i'm making no sense
    But your photos don't make sense either
    Yet they do
    I think you are absolutely fabulous
    And Cari Ann Wayman is a name that will go down in history"

    November 16th, 2010

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    SPNarwhal says:

    "i love cari."

    October 6th, 2010

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    Eduardo Acierno says:

    "yes :D
    you added me as a contact
    i really needed to write one of these for you

    you're amazing
    but seriously, in every single aspect.
    your pictures are fantastic the tones, the colors, the composition in them, you put alot of effort in them, and that's something fantastic
    you do what you love
    and WE love what you do
    seriously keep it up girl, your gonna get to a lot of places with your amazing pictures
    :D :D :D"

    September 27th, 2010

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    Chantal Judd says:

    "I have favourited 99% of your images, I absolutely love them. you have an amazing eye to photograph locations that people wouldn't dream of living in and make it beautiful. If you make a book I would love to buy one. I always come back to your flickr, as you inspire me to take more photos. keep up the good work :) xx"

    September 26th, 2010

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    Carley Merriman says:

    "Your photos are hauntingly beautiful. You seem to always find the most amazing places and capture the mood perfectly. Looking at your photostream brings me so much inspiration, and I could spend hours looking through your photos. Each picture is unique, and you always manage to capture things perfectly. Keep doing what you do, because you’re amazing at it."

    August 13th, 2010

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    Carly Hildebrant says:

    "Cari's pictures are absolutely incredible. Some of them are so simple but so beautiful. Others show loads of details that make the picture special. Every one of her pictures is stunning. Her combination of self portraits and abandoned places is unique and wonderful, and also very inspiring. She's a fabulous photographer with a great sense of style and a very unique eye for pictures."

    July 17th, 2010

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    man_of_adventure says:

    "Cari - I am so glad I stumbled upon your flickr. I find you beautifully creative, truly one of a kind. It takes a sense of adventure to find all those empty places, once full of life and to fill them once more, if but for a brief moment. I enjoy the mood you bring to photography and the juxtaposition of the setting and your beauty. rock on girl."

    July 18th, 2010

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    shannonelizabeth. says:

    "i've been flickr stalking you for about a year now haha, and with every upload you just seem to get better and better. you always seem to know how to make your pictures so intriguing and exciting and i find myself being unable to stop favouriting your pictures. you're such an inspiration, there's something about your pictures that are so real and not contrived, or overly posed, and as well as a natural behind the camera you seem to be a natural in front of it- your self portraits are literally amazing and i don't know how you manage it, when i try they never look right!
    okay i'll stop sucking up to you now, but thank you so much for sharing your photography with the world and please continue to upload til the end of time :)
    love, shannon x"

    July 1st, 2010

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    simplychelsetta says:

    "you are truly amazing!! please never ever ever stop taking photos and doing what you love!!"

    June 27th, 2010

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    ameliedreamsagain says:

    "I have no idea why I haven't already written you a testimonial, seeing as though I spend a LONG time looking at your stream in awe! I think you're one of the most talented people on Flickr... I love how "one of a kind" and special your photos are, and the atmosphere you create in all of them, I love the amazing places you manage to find and the fact you're brave enough to go into them and make them into crazily good photography locations, I love the fact you're such a unique person and you always seem to be exactly who you are, and be proud of that fact. It's so inspiring ♥ sorry for the long, long ramble...thanks for favouriting my photo as well :) I appreciate it a lot.

    June 24th, 2010

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    Madeleine Schaffner says:

    "I know you already have a ton of testimonials, but I really felt like you deserve another! Your photos never fail to inspire me, and I even show them to my family and go, "look how cool these are!" I don't understand how you constantly find such amazing and breath taking locations and manage to capture them in the most beautifully haunting way. I'll find a picture you took stuck in my head for days, and that's when you know you really did well. Your pictures are real and imaginative and so inspiring. I can honestly say you're one of my favorite photographers for so many reasons, and I never get bored of looking at your work! I'm usually a tough critic when looking at other people's photography, but I can never find anything I don't like about yours. Don't ever stop taking pictures...you have so much to offer. :)"

    June 20th, 2010

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    dina° says:

    "hey :D
    i've always loved to take photos. like, since i was 10, i took my dad's camera, and made shoots of everything, trying to make them as good as i could. then my friend sent me a link. he said "look, there's an amazing girl. she's a photographer. she was the one who made me love photographing so much". so i opened the link - and guess what, yes, it was your flickr profile. i saw your pictures, and thought, and i still think, that you are amazing. so i took my camera, and after taking tons of photos, registrated to flickr. and now, if someone asks me for something interesting, i give them your profile's link, and say: "look, there's an amazing girl. she's a photographer. she was the one who made me love photographing so much".
    Cari, you are awesome (: ♥"

    May 26th, 2010

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    Fiorella Cabrera says:

    "I was watching her photostream and when I saw this ( www.flickr.com/ph... ) I decided to write her a testimonial. I don't know why but this photo touched me for some reason, I can't explain it!
    Her photostream is just awesome. The locations are perfect, I always think: I WANT TO BE THERE :)
    Congratulations. Keep doing it like this girl!"

    May 21st, 2010

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    _FlyWithMe says:

    "every one of the pictures on 'yyellowbirds' photostream it compleatly and totally unique and every single one of them opens my eyes to a new way of looking at photography. i love the lighting, editing and settings of all her pictures as each one tells a different story and shows something as being beautiful, unique and breathtaking at the same time. i love her pictures and hope she never ever ever stops taking pictures because she is truley talented and is an inspiration to so many people"

    April 25th, 2010

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    EliijahBlue says:

    "Theres something unique and beautiful about your photography that manages to move anyone that views it.
    Every single image manages to capture something out of a fairytale and you, are the beautiful, unique and innovative fairy.
    Your simply one of the most beautiful girls i've ever seen, i'm really interested in the effect media has had on girls. To feel like they cannot be individual, but you pair your photography, individual clothes and huge blonde hair and its really a magical sight.
    This may never be read but i just wanted to tell you what a huge influence; not only photography related but also creativity related you've had on me.
    I'm new to photography; but hell. I can tell your gonna be huge.

    Keep taking pictures ;)
    Eliijah x"

    April 19th, 2010

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    Sophie Greenidge says:

    "Cari, you are simply incredible.
    You were one of the reasons I joined flickr in the first place, and ever since day one, your work has both inspired and amazed me. I would look at your photos all day every day if I could, and I can safely say I would never get bored of them.
    Everything about you continues to amaze me every time you upload: your locations, your style and your editing.
    You are truly an inspiration photography-wise, and you are just so damn lovely too :]"

    April 18th, 2010

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    ryan.kelly says:

    "Cari's work has been my favorite since the beginning (of course, that was only a half a year ago, but still...) in the beginning I was like... "Whoa... AWESOME LOCATIONS!" And then recently I've come back and really SEEN the stuff this girl can do. She's not only got amazing locations, but brilliant clothes, facial expressions, angles, emotion...

    I love this girl!"

    April 7th, 2010

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    tecknicolour says:

    "i haven't actually written a testimonial for anyone on flickr before, but i simply had to when i came across yyellowbird's photostream. never before in my life have i seen such skill from a photographer, her work simply blows me away!"

    April 5th, 2010

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    victor and alice • photography says:

    "you are definitely one of my favourites, cari ann.. so i do not understand why i have not written this earlier.
    you amaze me, the way you shoot, the way you edit, your fashion, the amazing locations! everything.
    you are truly wonderful - yet those words just dont seem to fit right, maybe because you are way way more than that!
    i love your self protraits.. but i really adore your house or object photos. you have the ability to but magic into them even if they are so simple.
    thankyou for being a huge inspiration to me.
    you are a true photographer - and one day i wish i could meet you."

    April 5th, 2010

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    alexis smith ` says:

    "i'm inspired."

    April 3rd, 2010

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    helloshanoh says:

    "She is by far my favourite photographer on flickr. Her photos are original and always beautiful. She is one of the few people that takes photos in which you can truely feel the atmosphere of the place. She always has such lovely photos in so many different places, and she is so insanely brave for daring to go into them abandoned houses. I just adore every photo she uploads and she is deffiantly the biggest inspiration upon my photography - im SO glad I was told about her flickr, because its deffiantly worth checking out! She has SUCH a variety of things up, and you never get bored of them. And all the photos she uploads, not one of them I have disliked - there all awesome and even when she uploads giant batches of them, the quality is still always there, and theres not many people like that tbh. I wouldn't be surprised if she ended up in photography magazines etc, because she's just got so much talent - and shes beautiful too. Keep it up!"

    April 2nd, 2010

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    Jennifer Elysse says:

    "genius = you"

    March 24th, 2010

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    Brittany Reagan says:

    "You have been my favorite flickr for a long time now. I felt the need to finally tell you. Your pictures are so unique and beautiful. You have such a style that with one glance you know it's a yyellowbird. Looking at your photos is always a treat. I always know where to go for inspiration. God has given you gift."

    February 22nd, 2010

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    Diana Pinto says:

    "Cari's work has such an undeniable charm and grace and stillness to it. She knows how to bring an otherworldly, mysterious quality to the everyday with irresistible softness, and yet remains provocative and brimming with poetry. I know that in the future you will be one of those photographers students everywhere will study."

    February 19th, 2010

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    hmorneau says:

    "I don't know if you can imagine how much I'm enforcing this sentence but really; you're pictures are everything I've ever wanted in a photograph. The lighting, ideas, and textures are always perfect, and there's never a shot where I'm not totally 100% intrigued by it. You have tons of uploads, so I believe I'm never going to ever get bored with your stream. ;)
    Your beautiful, unique, and wonderful, and everything I've ever wanted to see come out of a photographer, so just follow this one rule:
    Don't ever change, for anyone."

    February 18th, 2010

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    Jordan Blanchard says:

    "Cari is THE MOST original photographer on here. She takes photography to a level of casual down to earth interestingness that you just can see one of her pictures without wanting to have a print of. Her film work is unbelievably beautiful. I believe, no I know, she will make a name for herself!"

    February 10th, 2010

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    salty.sugarplum says:

    "I absolutely adore Cari's work! She has been SUCH an inspiration to my photography and she amazes me more and more every time she uploads a new picture. I look forward to her uploads everyday. I pretty much love her and her genius mind."

    February 10th, 2010

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    sunformoon says:

    "my favourite ~"

    February 1st, 2010

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    alex [in wonderland] says:

    "yyellowbird's stream is absolutely incredible. Her photos manipulate the area around her and change what I might have passed over into beautiful photographs. I love her shoots and her film is also amazing. The details in each picture are stunning.
    She is incredibly talented at what she does and her locations are just brilliant.
    If you aren't stalking this girl's stream like me, you should hop to it because she is wonderful."

    January 25th, 2010

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    liv simas says:

    "Honestly, I found Cari's photostream today. I have looked through every single picture she has uploaded and I think they are all breathtaking. You are my inspiration."

    January 10th, 2010

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    krn afs says:

    "yyellowbird's emotional, inspiring & thought provoking photos are always great."

    January 6th, 2010

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    a d a m r o w n e y says:

    "Quite a unique little birdy she is. She has a wonderful passion and want for her images, and I love how her work truly shows that. Her stylistic tendencies have over time created an almost self brand which I love. The colour pallet she uses is earthy and beautiful, and very much her own. With the discarded and deteriorating landscapes she chooses for her work, and her solemn yet beautiful self portraiture, her work stands out strongly as her own. She is seemingly overly modest too."

    December 20th, 2009

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    virgineyes says:

    "I'm not even lying, Cari's stream is my favorite on flickr. Her photos make me feel like I want to go out there and explore the world and capture moments and anything and everything. She's not afraid to show her emotions and life and thoughts through her photographs and that's what inspires me the most. I look at her stream all the time. Her photos can evoke all sorts of feelings. I wish I could do that. Don't ever stop, you're a never-ending source of inspiration for me."

    December 20th, 2009

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    Eleni ★ says:

    "I don't quite know what to say, and I already told her this a while ago but I think she's one of - if not, the - most amazing people on flickr. Her photos are incredible and she has that thing where if I see one of her photos, I'll just know that it's hers. Keep up the lovely work :)"

    December 12th, 2009

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    Lauren Maccabee says:

    "her photographs are beautiful, every single one.

    im going to redo this because that testimonial really did not do you justice. you are truly a beautiful photographer on flickr. i swear i "fave" every upload as well! but thats because every single photograph is beautiful. i look forward to what more you have to post. x"

    December 9th, 2009

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    jocernargaez says:

    "Describir a PajaroAmarillo, puede ser tan complicado y peligroso cómo describir sus fotos.
    Se puede tener un pre comentario de ella, pero es muy atrevido.
    ¿cómo la conoci? navegando por flickr. Su obra tiene tanto iman que puedo asegurar que a muchos, aun no siendo su estilo de fotografía, se han detenido a observar su obra.
    Muestra de ello la cantidad de gente que tiene agregada.

    De mirada a veces perdida, suele estar de labios entre-abiertos, con sus brazos sin ninguna pose elegante, con la mente en el tema de su foto, pero eso si con sus ojos que siempre la adornan.

    Espero algún día conocerla, y conocer a esa que para mi ya es una artista.

    José Luis"

    December 3rd, 2009

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    Anna Hollow says:

    "you are just a big bowl of amazing"

    December 1st, 2009

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    Jetaimetous says:

    "Emotive, beautiful, raw

    her photos posses these qaulities, something lacking from not only photography, but the world at large.

    You're brilliant. That's all I have to say"

    November 29th, 2009

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    Vera Benschop says:

    "youre so beautiful, and so are your photos. thank you for inspiring me to keep trying, and create something beautiful.
    you have amazing talent. :)"

    November 22nd, 2009

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    sarah nieman. says:

    "Cari Ann is one of the greatest models & photographers that I have seen here on Flickr; AKA, she is one of the greatest self-portrait artists that I have seen. I love how different her work is compared to a lot of people, and I find all of it so very inspirational and amazing. Even her nonportrait photographs are incredible, and she can make the simplest thing look interesting. She is also one to work wonders with film, not just digital, photography.
    I cant wait to see what else she does.


    November 22nd, 2009

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    sará. says:

    "Your photos make me wanting more. I always like to see what idea you roll out with next. You are so creative, and beautiful too. I will write a better testimonial on my new account."

    November 14th, 2009

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    Elijah Majeski says:

    "there is something about you and your pictures that is quiet yet so amazingly beautiful. your style is so signature, so distinctive. I envy that. I look up to you. you inspire me. keep it up."

    November 8th, 2009

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    Kennedy Garrett says:

    "this little wild girl is bewilderingly thrilling.

    spine-tingling and hair raising...beautiful."

    October 15th, 2009

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    alorelle22 says:

    "Your photography reminds me so much of growing up in the rural countryside of Upstate New York. The abandoned buildings, the fields, the light. I am in love with these images."

    October 5th, 2009

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    laura m scott [private] says:

    "oh my goodness, there aren't words for how much i love your work."

    September 30th, 2009

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    ScotiaIsles says:

    "What a nice, conscientious and diplomatic person this young lady is! Patiently responded to my queries/comments that could have got under her skin.
    She needs have no worries at 20 of confidence and doubts. I'll tell you a secret - even people 3 or 4 times that age are not greatly
    confident. Feeling you are not confident at 20 is rather normal.

    With this talent at so young an age, the future looks bright for her and others who can enjoy her art and thoughts.
    Peace and love sweetheart. X."

    September 26th, 2009

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    say.today says:

    "Cari’s photographs never fail to amaze me, she is continually finding new ways to see beauty in the world and by capturing these images, she’s letting others see it too. Her photos strike a balance between beauty and mystery—the locations are always breathtaking, her portraits always stunning…essentially, she is an extremely talented artist! She is truly an amazing individual, and you can really tell that she puts a whole lot of heart into her photos, yet she has an intuitive talent & style that really set her apart. Anytime I see that she’s uploaded I can’t wait to see what else she has to show the world. =)"

    September 26th, 2009

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    [jilleydarling] says:

    "there's something special about her, and it's evident in every single photograph she takes."

    September 8th, 2009

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    NorwayNatasha says:

    "I've only had you on my contactlist for a day,
    but i already love you.

    for every picture you upload leaves me speechlessly in love with it.

    no more words.

    hugs from norway.
    - Nat."

    September 8th, 2009

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    Julie Ashton says:

    "she's not like everyone else. i think that's what i love most about her."

    September 8th, 2009

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    Brittany Juravich says:

    "Cari's photos are just plain amazing. The locations she finds are beautiful. The lighting is each photo is perfect, and she definitely knows how to edit her photos to make each one stunning."

    September 6th, 2009

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    deeleted says:

    "Cari photostream is really beautiful. She captures beauty so well through-out her images. Lots of her images are just like magic, whatever she comes out with next you just know it be simply amazing. Your work extremly emotive Cari and the tones are really beautiful. Best of luck xo"

    September 5th, 2009

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    grace tuttle says:

    "beyond words, beyond beauty, beyond imagination. visionary. i love you. thanks for being an ethereal inspiration.

    September 3rd, 2009

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    littlelittlebird says:

    "I cannot even express properly how incredible Miss Cari Ann Wayman is. Her photos are like the plot to an endless and wonderful dream. Every day I look at her page for inspiration, and I am never left disappointed. I hope she never stops producing beautiful pieces of art."

    August 27th, 2009

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    cameraflashesblindme says:

    "cari is simply amazing. her photography is gobsmackingly good. honestly, there aren't any words to describe her photostream. xoxo"

    August 25th, 2009

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    samara york says:

    a few months back i came across your photos on flickr before i even had an account. i looked through a few pages of your stream, and i couldn't find a single shot i didn't love. i spent days looking at all your work - it completely mesmerized me and ultimately inspired me to start taking photos. now, there is nothing i love more than photography, and i can't imagine my life without it. i can never thank you enough for the incredible amounts of inspiration you've given me. you are a true artist, and you deserve every ounce of success that you've recieved."

    August 16th, 2009

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    ////////////////////////////////// says:

    "You take the most perfect self-portraits!! Each one is unique and edgy and beautiful and incredible and I am always so excited when you add new pictures :p I love the way you decide to capture things because it is completely your own Cari way, and I haven't seen anyone with the same style. Your photos are stunning stunning stunning, and I love every single one :)"

    August 15th, 2009

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    Mallory Dawn says:

    "you're amazing.
    thats all there is to it."

    August 7th, 2009

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    Alexandria.Bailey Photography says:

    "Wow, Cari. I mean, really. I remember finding you about six months ago and ever since i've just been..OBSESSED with your stream. haha. if that's not weird or anything... But anyway, to those reading this, yyellowbird's photostream is amazingly unique, and organic..and just amazing. Each one is so simple...very real. Nothing to out of the ordinary. Every one of her photos give of this organic feel. Not many people can pull that off. Her photographs tend to give you a story...they make you think..
    Cari, you're definitely going places. And thank you so much for the photoshop advice(: ANYONE WHO DOESN'T APPRECIATE HER PHOTOGRAPHY IS STUPID! so HA! :D
    keep up the good work, girly(: I look forward to seeing more.


    July 29th, 2009

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    hey rabbbit ❤ says:

    "girl, thank you.

    your photographs are already going far and wide. i secretly hope that someday we'll meet in real life and possibly take pictures together! until then i will continue to be inspired by your talent and amazing sense of adventure.

    i do feel a bit honored to receive occasional mail and a testimonial from you due to your incredible fan base :) i hope neither the former nor the latter cease to exist.

    i want to go to The Spring Brook House."

    June 29th, 2009

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    Roxane☆Diamand says:

    "hmm, what say about Cari ? She 's actually one of my favourite photographer, i think i'm falling in love with her photos.
    they are so amazing, so incredible, they are just magics. Cari is recreate an art, she is creating a world, her world, a fantastic and marvellous word. she 's creating a fairies tale, where she is a princess.

    Well, i'm sorry, my english is so shittyugh because i'm french so sorry.

    You know, i can't describe my love for your pics, the beauty of them, so i'll just close my mouth (actually i'll just stopp to write !) because the thrue beauty is silence.
    So keep open your eyes, in silence and admire."

    June 18th, 2009

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    hopehy says:

    "Cari is arguably one of the most well known faces on flickr
    there is very little i could say in this testimonial that hasn't been said before about her amazing work but here i go.
    She has the the talent, the vision, and the creative grace.
    She is inspirational, moving, and beautiful.
    She brings to light the beauty in the everyday, the rundown, the bizarre.
    She is, in short, an amazing photographer with her own style, feel, and look.
    thank you so much Cari for sharing your gift with us =D"

    June 8th, 2009

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    scuggs says:

    "Your photography is beautiful.

    I'm jealous... : )"

    June 3rd, 2009

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    SHЯIYA says:

    "your photostream is unreal. I didn't even know it was possible to create such things. you are such an inspiration to me. every single photo is pure magic."

    May 27th, 2009

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    Jordan Tiberio says:

    "my idol = cari. hands down, her photostream is my favorite out of them all."

    May 23rd, 2009

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    wjhe says:

    "If I was able to be in a daydream I would want to be in Cari's. Her imagination is unbound. Another young talented creative photographer."

    May 5th, 2009

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    advertising amy says:

    "Your work is completely stunning and extremly emotive.
    I adore the tones you work with and your ideas are just so magnificant. You deserve to go far! :)"

    April 26th, 2009

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    stellesourit says:

    "my God! Cari is such an amazing photographer, her style is so unique, you can see a picture and immediatly know it's from her, there's not a single picture in all her photostream that i don't adore


    April 8th, 2009

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    roadkill rabbit says:

    "her pictures are so unique, like snapshots of the subconcious, things i've only seen in my dreams. so inspiring i want to tack them up on walls of my skull, i want to get them tattooed on my inner eyelids! this girl deserves every bit of public recognition she gets, because not only are her pictures amazing, but also she shares her bewitching techniques with hypnotized flickerpeoples like myself & so many others who couldn't restrain themselves from asking. she's incredibly friendly to strangers that way :3"

    April 1st, 2009

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    ChristinaBrown says:

    "yyellowbird is amazing, her style is unlike any other. this was one of the first photostreams i fell in love with on flickr and she continues to astound me with every upload. this girl is a superstar.."

    March 27th, 2009

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    Skelekitten says:

    "Cari is fucking amazing. So stay awhile and look at her stuff :)"

    March 19th, 2009

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    B Wickenkamp says:

    "Talented and Inspirational!"

    February 22nd, 2009

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    taraviolet. says:

    "Refreshingly original
    minimalistic masterpieces.
    She's wondrous."

    February 10th, 2009

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    Claudia Bär says:

    "the first thing that caught my attention in cari ann's photostream were the photographs of abandoned places, which reveal not only the urban decay, but also a melancholic sensation that i really like. but then i saw her portraits and i instantly fell in love with the way she relates to the world around her and puts it into pictures. her work is brilliant, unique and quite inspiring. i'll be sad if someday she decides to stop taking pictures :("

    January 31st, 2009

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    beth retro says:

    "i can't possibly write a testimonial that would do this girl justice, but she is magic. and everyone knows it. x"

    January 16th, 2009

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    Joy Masi Photography says:

    "yyellowbird is all around amazing. she's such an inspiration. her and her photos are beautiful and unique. like.. they all tell a story or something. your photography is original and pure bliss all the freakin way."

    January 8th, 2009

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    silent doe says:

    "The minute I found Cari Ann's photo stream I fell in love. Her style is perfect, the colors, the locations, the clothes, everything. Every time I login, I look forward to seeing if she has put new work up. She's a truly inspirational and gifted artist."

    December 27th, 2008

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    *Jennie says:

    "This is a stream full of wonder, inspiration, beauty and creativity. Cari really is a true artist and I adore seeing each image she creates."

    December 25th, 2008

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    emma.analise says:

    "such an amazing photographer with an incredible sense of fashion! her style is truly unique and all her own. in every single one of her photos, she captures the essence of youth, angst, creativity, fashion...whatever. this girl's got it and will go far. seriously, she's GOOD. keep up the amazing work :)"

    December 24th, 2008

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    Stephanie Elin says:

    "She has the most breath-taking, gorgeous, amazing pictures I have ever seen!!! I would buy a print in a heartbeat :)"

    November 18th, 2008

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    grizzlybearr says:

    "maybe another testimonial wont be necessary to prove her how much her photographs are magic. but i would like to say her thank you for her work, it was a real pleasure, to stare in front of my screen, exploring her 1726 photos."

    November 11th, 2008

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    hattie mahatma says:

    "I'll let you know that I look at the old pictures in your photo stream whenever I have nothing better to do. And you never cease to amaze me"

    October 26th, 2008

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    rafi blake says:

    "Wow...lets just say that there are few people whose photostreams I go directly to when signing on to flickr...and one of them belongs to Cari Anne. Her ability to take anything in life, put it in a photo and make it look like a beautiful, professional photograph inspires me. I love all of her photos and am always excited to see what new stuff she has to upload. Thank you Cari for making my flickr experience all the more beautiful and interesting!"

    October 19th, 2008

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    zest of the loganberry says:

    "Cari Ann...where do I start? I always find that when I look through her photostream I have picked up my suitcase and been taken on a whilrwind tour. Beautiful colours, flares, bokeh, and a gorgeous softness. I also think her photographs are so special as they celebrate the simplicity of photography...capturing realisic wonders and exploring ( trespassing) ;-) the unknown!
    So yeah, sorry if I feel like a stalker Cari, I just LOVE you're work, and you inspired me to pick up the camera to start with. You're pictures have actually changed my life, and flew me in a direction I would have never tried before. THANK YOU X"

    October 10th, 2008

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    Divine Visions says:

    "I'd be crazy to not write her a testimonial. Personally she's one of my favorite streams on flickr, and i've seen alot of photos. She inspires me and inspired a few of my photographs. She's gorgeous and has phenomenal work. i'm actually glad that I remembered to write one now, before everyone on flickr does before me. Yep, she's that great.

    Shame on you if you don't get motivated to spice up your own work from viewing her stream. I did, and i haven't regretted a second of it.

    Keep it up girlfriend!"

    October 3rd, 2008

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    {peace&love♥} says:

    "She can take a picture of anything and make it beautiful. That is a true photographer."

    September 26th, 2008

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    Aurélien Lewin says:

    "I just wanted to tell you some words...
    I hope you'll understand my English, 'cause I try to do my best with all I learn.
    Maybe you'll read, maybe not. I just felt down on your shot and ... wow!
    You've got a so wonderful sight on every things which compose your life, and your portraits are so... I dunno... eye-catching. I'll follow your art for sure, and I really feel lucky about one thing: I clicked on a link at the right moment, the right place, and I found you and your art.
    In some words: Thank you for what you're doing, and the feelings I've got when I see you shots."

    September 26th, 2008

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    Sam Scholes says:

    "Cari has a beautiful way about her. Her photos are illustrative of her creative mind and whimsical personality. While she may be inclined towards deriving her photos as "mediocre" I would argue that her work is nothing short of wonderful. Keep a close eye on Cari, this girl is going place."

    September 25th, 2008

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    accountclosed says:

    "your work is just amazing! you always suprise me again and again!"

    September 8th, 2008

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    Keely Yount says:

    "Every single crazycoolfabulous word or phrase could be used to describe Cari and her photos. She's amazing."

    September 8th, 2008

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    vague blur says:

    "Her pictures are wonderfully light, and playful.
    There are recurring aspects, which give her an
    unique style. A bohemian look.
    Remarkable settings.
    I really like her stuff."

    August 28th, 2008

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    ultra-nova says:

    ""The hand picks up a glass.
    The eye looks at the glass
    and then hand, glass and eye
    fall away." -Brautigan.
    When your beautiful, beautiful eye looks through the glass,
    I feel it all falls away into a wonderful dream..."

    August 20th, 2008

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    sophie pellegrini says:

    "cari ann is one of my very favorite flickr photographers.
    her photos are brilliant, beautiful, creative, and stunning, all the time.
    she is so inspiring.
    she has the most beautiful mind.
    i cant wait to see what else she comes up with.

    August 9th, 2008

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    kristin cee says:

    "incredible! completely stunning. her photos are a breath of fresh air and help you feel that sense of free-spirit. her photo-stream is candy for the eye (:"

    August 5th, 2008

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    atriumphofhearts says:

    "Some of yyellowbird's portrait work is genuinely inspiring. I spend my time trying to edit my pictures to make colours bloom, and yet here, muted pallets bring models and surroundings to life with flecks of light and shimmers of colour. The setups she puts together are otherworldly and always interesting. Yyellowbird shows an acute eye for processing - vintage effects complete these beautiful slabs of postmodernity.

    Truly amazing work."

    August 4th, 2008

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    Amanda Tersavich says:

    "my dear yyellowbird is incredibly inspiring to me, she has the ability to make any situation look amazing and effortlessly cool. i'm positive she could pull anything off, and i'm excitied to see what crazy ideas she comes up with next (:"

    July 29th, 2008

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    Jenna-Carver says:

    "Yyellow bird has always been helpful, whenever I've asked her a question- as opposed to many of the self-righteous photographers on Flickr. Her photographs reflect honesty and beauty, two things that make a wonderful picture indeed. She's constantly reinventing her style and I check her stream everyday.

    Love everything about your work yyellowbird! Never stop!


    July 26th, 2008

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    eerah says:

    "those lights in her pictures probably had captured your attention. for me her pictures are colourful with this tinge of psychedelic in them. just kinda wild and beautiful all in the same time!

    July 21st, 2008

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    Susannah B says:

    "breathtakingly atmospheric photos. There is something so spontaneous about the images she captures, as if she is not even trying."

    July 15th, 2008

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    Brother -in- Spirit says:

    "Some of the best pictures I've seen on here or just in general. She is a fabulous photog and such a lovely girl as well. Her pictures have the warmth of a vintage complexity and stillness in so many ways."

    July 11th, 2008

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    lauren poor says:

    "yyellowbird has such an adventurous and interested outlook on life which really shows in her photos. I wish that I could explore all of the places that she has and collect all of the little treasures that are in her photos. She's a really interesting, talented person."

    June 28th, 2008

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    rhiannonleigh says:

    "i am addicted to her stream. she has brilliant ideas that I have never seen. So much talent packed into one little tiny girl. And it just keeps getting better :]"

    June 14th, 2008

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    merveçi. says:

    "Cari has such a unique photography smart. im lost in her tones and colors, in love her poses..always make me happy when i check her stream, its so enjoyable to look at every pieces of her work."

    June 5th, 2008

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    elfinpoet says:

    "Her portraits are in itself a journey to infinite beauty! Thank you for making Flickr beautiful...and for creating Lace & Flora to learn to share the best we have in store!"

    May 30th, 2008

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    Cage Alumni Auk Lay says:

    "some of your latests works are really sicks! :)

    keep rockin' !"

    May 22nd, 2008

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    feeling exposed says:

    "These photos are a story.
    When I first found this photostream I spent the entire night going through all the images, it felt as though I had actually been somewhere else, on a real journey.
    This is the most amazing work I have ever seen, and it has to be seen in its entirety to be really appreciated.
    You actually inspired me to go out and buy a decent camera and I'm going to start taking weekend road trips to look for amazing locations like you've found.
    Thank you and keep on clicking!"

    May 6th, 2008

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    www.trentonmichael.com says:

    "One of the most intrigingly interesting photographers i've seen on flickr. Beginning from her first posted photo to the most recent i'd say that she definitely has mastered morphing the much overrated digital look into the underappreciated film look. Keep on the track you're headed down"

    March 26th, 2008

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    哭泣的手 says:

    "sick but beautiful.........."

    March 13th, 2008

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    smellslikeb a b s says:

    "Impressive work!
    I'm always hype to see what she comes up with next.
    Whether it's pictures of just birds, abandoned houses, or portraits, she always pleases the eye."

    March 11th, 2008

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    Blind.Point says:

    ""your photographs really leaves me speechless each time i view them! with each photo a story is told and left to the mind of the viewer to imagine... not all photographers can achieve this element of mystery in their work! but i congratulate you because you are gifted with this talent!
    i love all your works! your just so Wonderful ! ^_^ "


    February 2nd, 2008

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    .SANCHEZ. says:

    "always interesting work here.."

    January 31st, 2008

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    Gabriela Camerotti says:

    "Surreal. Conceptual. Inspiring. Perfect.
    I think Cari may be tired of my comments, but I'm never tired of looking through her amazing flickr gallery!
    Keep up with the good work, girl. I'm your fan ;)"

    January 11th, 2008

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    flightless bird says:

    "fantastic stream, constantly inspiring art that will make anybody fall in love with photography. beautiful."

    October 29th, 2007

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    Alfie | Japanorama says:

    "Each time I visit Cari's gallery there is something that takes my breath away and I can always see a progression in her work from the last time I stopped by. Cari has a real feel for colour. Her pictures are shot through with atmosphere and despite the posed nature of a lot her shots, nothing ever seems the slightest bit contrived or awkward. A natural talent."

    July 10th, 2007

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    The Vision Beautiful says:

    "yyellowbird is my favorite photographer on flickr. She manages to do something with her pictures that only the truely great photographers are able to do, she creates her own world. It wasn't really until I saw her on facebook that it occured to me she's a real person in the modern world. Like the Noah Slater said, her photos are 'magical'. This is the reason I bought her a pro account, so she could share her gorgeous pictures with everyone."

    May 24th, 2007

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    jspace3 says:

    "I do not know yyellowbird. I only know her images, which have compelled me to write a testimonial, something I have never before done, as obviously the pictures speak for themselves. Though yyellowbird's photostream is small, it is one of my favorites. The mood and scene she sets in her images is truly fantastic and transports me back to days in my past, days I did not recall, days rummaging through my own Bracken Houses."

    February 13th, 2007

Cari Ann Wayman
June 2006
chicago & rockford, illinois
space city, united states
I am:
Female and Taken
cariwayman [at] gmail.com