I'm very behind my Flickr email, please don't be mad if I havent responded yet.

 

Trying to improve my photography. Toward that end, if you have any constructive criticism you'd like to share, please do so.

 

The excellent photographs on flickr really blow me away. I can only hope that someday I’ll be half as good as some of you here!

Thank you for your visits and your comments...

  • JoinedFebruary 2006
  • OccupationPhotographer
  • Current cityAmsterdam
  • CountryEurope
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clean ground (deleted)

Just when I think you have shown us the most creative and unique perspective possible, you go and outdo yourself. I've said it before and I'll say it again: you have a very, very special gift. A photographic eye and talent that is unmatched. I can see so many things through your photos- so many layers. It brings me so … Read more

Just when I think you have shown us the most creative and unique perspective possible, you go and outdo yourself. I've said it before and I'll say it again: you have a very, very special gift. A photographic eye and talent that is unmatched. I can see so many things through your photos- so many layers. It brings me so much joy and inspiration every time I view them.

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September 6, 2012

Heleen's photographs always tell a story; a magical story mostly, a fairytale. Whether it is beautifully simplistic or stretching the imagination of the photographer, Heleen always seems to approach photography with a fresh angle making her stream absolutely delicious! It's always, always a pleasure to visit and be blo… Read more

Heleen's photographs always tell a story; a magical story mostly, a fairytale. Whether it is beautifully simplistic or stretching the imagination of the photographer, Heleen always seems to approach photography with a fresh angle making her stream absolutely delicious! It's always, always a pleasure to visit and be blown away by the material she posts. It represents that ordinary life can be magical, if you look a little closer into the details of life, the little things we often neglect. Thank you Heleen for sharing: you were BORN to photograph! Never, ever, stop.

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June 22, 2012

I stumbled across this page and I am so thankful I did. Your photos show a glimpse of childhood from a truely unique perspective. They make me smile, and inspire me. I look forward to seeing your new images, keep up the good work, Claire

October 14, 2011

Long time i didn´t visit your page, but i must say, you are just great! I love your work! It´s full of magic, tenderness, fantasy, dreams!!! It always brings me a smile and makes me feel sooo good! I´m your fan! Please, keep bringing all this sweet photos to our lives! Thanks! Kisses!

October 13, 2011

I know I've told you this before but I have to tell you again. Your work is absolutely magical and spectacular. Thank you for showing the world your beautiful talent and thank you for giving me a whole new perspecitive on the way I see things. You have inspired me to get up, down, all around, focus in, and photograph i… Read more

I know I've told you this before but I have to tell you again. Your work is absolutely magical and spectacular. Thank you for showing the world your beautiful talent and thank you for giving me a whole new perspecitive on the way I see things. You have inspired me to get up, down, all around, focus in, and photograph in so many different new ways. My work has been noticed by so many others and businesses that I feel if it werent for you opening my horizons I wouldnt have gotten so much business and recognition as I have. I hope to have even the slightest bit of your talent some day. I love how bright and colorful your photos turn out and your SOOC are amazing. -Ashley Boomer

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October 11, 2011

you have the most wonderful artistic photos, and i love seeing the way that you view the world through your images. thanks for sharing your amazing talent! xoxo

October 27, 2010

Heleen's stream is simply Magical! She is unique and creative and her work is fresh. I love all the details she captures so well. Her work is a little window into the wonder of childhood. You are an amazing artist Heleen! xx

October 25, 2010
Pantelina says:

i love this channel so much. Heleen's photos are so inspiring and so fun. Defenatly one of my favorite Flickr channels :)

September 5, 2010

If Dr. Seuss took pictures, you'd have Heleen. Her photos exude wonder, radiate light and sparkle with magic. Her work is like a visual anti-depressant. I dare you to look at them and not smile. Every single one of them makes me want to be a kid again.

September 1, 2010
Jorja says:

Heleen is the reason I joined Flickr almost three years ago. Her eye is amazing, her stream is inspiring, and her kindness is heartwarming!

October 11, 2009

Looking through Heleeens stream again today, I'm compelled to write a testimonial. There is such a beautiful softness and innocence to her images - an ability to capture the tiny details of childhood in a way that is so pure and real. Her perspective and framing are so creative, It's just a pleasure to see throug… Read more

Looking through Heleeens stream again today, I'm compelled to write a testimonial. There is such a beautiful softness and innocence to her images - an ability to capture the tiny details of childhood in a way that is so pure and real. Her perspective and framing are so creative, It's just a pleasure to see through her eyes. Thankyou Heleen for sharing your World. Sheye xx

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September 11, 2009
Evanescent Letter (deleted)

I wanted to let you know, I think you are one of the MOST interesting and talented photographers on flickr. Your stream is one of my favorite places to be! Every image you post is so crisp and original. It's refreshing and inspiring and I honestly feel lucky to get to share with you. There are not enough adjectives ou… Read more

I wanted to let you know, I think you are one of the MOST interesting and talented photographers on flickr. Your stream is one of my favorite places to be! Every image you post is so crisp and original. It's refreshing and inspiring and I honestly feel lucky to get to share with you. There are not enough adjectives out there girl. YOU ROCK!

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July 20, 2009

I think you have to be one of my most favorite photographers on flickr! Everything you do is so amazing... what an incredible eye you have! I can only imagine what the photos hanging around your home must look like!! BRAVO!!!!

May 6, 2009
Difficult Haircut (deleted)

OMG - I have never seen that many testimonials - which explains just everything: Heleen is one talented woman and her pictures are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

June 13, 2008
Kat&Kat says:

Heleen's stream is pure art! Her style is very distinctive, and she has the ability to notice things that ordinary people don't, oh how I love that! Her photos are simply brilliant! SO inspiring!

April 29, 2008

Heleen is by far one of my favorite photographers. I love her magical style and the way she captures all the little details in life. Her work is full of inspiration and makes me want to get out and make pictures. : )

March 31, 2008

Heleen's photostream is filled with such gorgeous photos. She has the abilitiy to capture colour and life and happiness in such a wonderful way, and I love how she captures the small details too. She is such an incredibly gifted photograher and I look forward to seeing more from her! Keep the magic coming :)

February 17, 2008
five drawer (deleted)

I am always amazed when I view Heleen's work. I think she must have an amazingly fun mind! I love her angles, the way she plays with light & shadows, but most of all I love the way she captures childhood. She has a beautiful way of looking at life through the eyes of a child. The sweet details & wonder a child must fee… Read more

I am always amazed when I view Heleen's work. I think she must have an amazingly fun mind! I love her angles, the way she plays with light & shadows, but most of all I love the way she captures childhood. She has a beautiful way of looking at life through the eyes of a child. The sweet details & wonder a child must feel. It's all here. Your'e a true inspiration!

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December 15, 2007
Madison says:

Wow, where do I even start? Heleen has some crazy amazing talent. :) I love her stream so much and shes in my top 10 favorite people on flickr! Her stream is so inspiring and I hope that one day I get half the skill she has right now. :) Thanks for sharing your amazing work...

October 22, 2007
Melissa M says:

Heleen, Your work has been a true inspiration to me daily, thank you. I have never met you yet your photography has touched my heart in so many ways a part of me feels like I know you (a bit). You have a true style all your own, that puts you different from the rest. Your style is yours, yet you are not afraid and… Read more

Heleen, Your work has been a true inspiration to me daily, thank you. I have never met you yet your photography has touched my heart in so many ways a part of me feels like I know you (a bit). You have a true style all your own, that puts you different from the rest. Your style is yours, yet you are not afraid and try to do new things and succeed at that so well. I have enjoyed ALL you do daily.

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October 13, 2007
Jen*L says:

Heleen has an incredible way of capturing the incredible beauty of the everyday moments. Her work is always beautiful, always thought provoking and always inspiring! Thank you for sharing your work Heleen.

October 12, 2007
kindhearted cows (deleted)

Heleen is a true inspiration and quite talented to be sure. Her "street cat" images from awhile back really caught my eye, I simply adore them! Her images are so fresh and unique, I look forward to her new posts!

October 10, 2007
murn says:

Had to join this most enthusiastic chorus! I marvel at how Heleen consistently captures the playful essence of childhood and life. It's always a pleasure to view the world through her eyes! (Do what you have to do to protect your images, they are precious.)

October 9, 2007
Tidy Mountain (deleted)

heleen, most of the time i don't even comment on your pictures because there is nothing that i can say that hasn't been said. and there is no way i can properly articulate how i feel about every image you produce. thanks for hanging out with us. thanks for being an inspiration. viewing your stream is like being in some… Read more

heleen, most of the time i don't even comment on your pictures because there is nothing that i can say that hasn't been said. and there is no way i can properly articulate how i feel about every image you produce. thanks for hanging out with us. thanks for being an inspiration. viewing your stream is like being in some magic place, and you are as kind as could be expected. only a pure soul could see like you do.

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October 2, 2007
Oafish Distribution (deleted)

It seems like every time I come to Flickr, I head right on over to Heleen's set of work. It always does me good, like eating an apple a day, it keeps me inspired and wanting to work. I am pretty sure that there are tons of other people who feel the same way as me, because I am constantly getting messages and recomme… Read more

It seems like every time I come to Flickr, I head right on over to Heleen's set of work. It always does me good, like eating an apple a day, it keeps me inspired and wanting to work. I am pretty sure that there are tons of other people who feel the same way as me, because I am constantly getting messages and recommendations to check out her stream. Love it when so many people love a photographer. Not only is this photographer popular, but just look at her work! She is GREAT! Keep your eye out for this one! Cheerio -Melissa E Earle

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September 20, 2007

I can't quite explain it, but you have either got it or you don't, and then there are some people that have it with cherries on top, and that is Heleen. I just love the way she turns every image into a masterpiece, she just makes it look so easy. Every image is so original, so full of creativity and just perfectly … Read more

I can't quite explain it, but you have either got it or you don't, and then there are some people that have it with cherries on top, and that is Heleen. I just love the way she turns every image into a masterpiece, she just makes it look so easy. Every image is so original, so full of creativity and just perfectly captures the essence and innocence of childhood. A real inspiration for me.

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September 4, 2007

Heleen's work is incredibly inspiring. So well thought out and creative, she captures beauty like no other. I cant wait to see the next photo each day!

August 28, 2007

I am a huge fan of Heleen's photos. She's one of my favorite photographers on flickr. She has the ability to create magical photographs of magical moments, capturing fun and innocence. She's truly amazing. :)

August 16, 2007
inkyblack says:

Heleen has the most brilliant eye for childhood photograph - she sees the world from their whimsical standpoint and the resulting pictures are captivating, precious and magical. I feel her warmth and lovely spirit I feel when I look through her stream and I love her as a dear friend and mentor.

August 16, 2007
[bridget] says:

Rare RAW talent. A true artist. A true friend. xoxoxo.

August 11, 2007

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