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I dream in colour...

...I live in noire.



California Dreamin'

You can see more of the series here

Landesgartenschau Nagold 2012

My current series: 'Gold is Cold, Diamonds are Dead'


I :heart: animals.
You can find more of my animal photos here



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<3 Cillian Murphy in 'The Dark Knight Rises'

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Are you on Model Mayhem? 

6 deviants said Nopey-nope, I don't use MM.
1 deviant said Yes, of course, let's connect. (add me: :heart: )
No deviants said I finally made an account! :la:

It's been a have you been?

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 15, 2015, 3:19 AM

Hey love kittens!

It's been a year since I've uploaded a journal to DA and I know I have been terrible, terrible kitty. I haven't had the time to do my weekly features, heck, I haven't even had the time to upload 99% of the photos I've been taking and trust me, my days are filled with shooting, retouching and printing. It's basically ALL I do haha.
Nothing much new from me. I'm still in sunny Southern California, although I might have to move away from cozy Santa Barbara and into loud, filthy Los Angeles next year haha, I hate LA. LA is dead to me ahahaha. It's a long, personal story you would not want to hear. ;) But that is a career-decision I probably have to do. I still love to shoot (with a camera), dive, I've taken up surfing, I'm taking better care of myself, meaning I no longer stay awake for 5 days to get shit done, I sleep more and take care of my health better, even when it means I have to reduce some of the time I dedicate to photography. But I would have worked myself to death otherwise.
It's August so I'm at the point in the year where I'm sick of the perfect sunny weather that is always the same in SB day in day out and cannot wait to visit family and friends in Europe in December and plop into a huuufe pile of snow haha. My German genes are showing. Or my love for nature. I crave the seasons. I need some change in the weather. It can't always be the same, clear, sunny sky.
So Life's good. The bunnies are still spoiled flufferknuckles. I'm surrounded by amazing, talented, creative people and between shooting and chilling at the beach or by the pool at home or by the pool at the studio - there's really nothing to complain about. This is mini-paradise and I'm enjoying every second of it. :heart: :love:

So more importantly, how have YOU been?
And please comment with a few of your newest deviations! I want to see what you've been up to while I was away.

I've missed you love kittens! :dalove:


  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Twenty-one Pilots
  • Watching: Catfish
  • Drinking: Red Bull


Kay-Noire has started a donation pool!
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To keep :iconblackwhitephotos: as a SuperGroup!
Donators will be featured, will get llamas and the most generous of donations will be interviewed and will receive an entire feature all to themselves and their artworks.

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.nice, normal girl. (II) by Kay-Noire
.nice, normal girl. (II)
"Be a nice, normal girl", they say.
"Settle down, get married, have kids...
...there's something wrong with you if you don't settle down by a certain age."

Well, some girls would rather die than be a nice, normal girl.

Model: Samantha Annis
Make-Up Artist: Terry Li

Behind the scenes:
I proudly told my professor "Look, I learned to tie a noose" and he just walked away and said "I'm not even coming close to you" :rofl:
And yes, I literally walked into a hardware store and asked the employee "So, I need to tie a noose for a photoshoot, how much rope would I need." and he was very forthcoming.

FEATURED IN: Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 138 - Shadow's Weekly Favourites #1


.nice, normal girl. by Kay-Noire .:WarriorOfLight:. (II) by Kay-Noire.:Revealed:. by Kay-Noire.:WhiteSwan:. by Kay-Noire.alice in wonderland. (III) by Kay-Noire.a dream i never had until it died. (IV) by Kay-Noire


Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Hensel lights, 1Octabank, 1 strip light, 1 grid reflector


Follow me on Twitter: @KayNoire


Artist | Photography
United States
Currently live in California, but have been at home all over the world, like NYC, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Nice (France) or Konstanz (Germany).

I shoot with Leica, Canon, Olympus and Nikon (basically anything I can get my hands on ;) ) Equipment used is always stated in my artist's comment.

I Speak English -american flag by MyStampsIch spreche Deutsch by Tifa22 Je parle francais by Tifa22
Aku berbicara sedikit bahasa Indonesia. Flag of Indonesia Stamp by xxstamps
Я немного говорю по-русский Russia by woolfier
Watashi wa nihongo wo sukoshi dake hanashimasu. Japan Stamp by phantom

University of Constance Graduate. (Majors: Literature-Arts-Media; Minor: German Literature.)
Currently enrolled at Brooks Institute as a Professional Photography Student/TA at the Studios.
Half-time Journalist.
Passionate Photographer.
Hobby Actress.
Full-time Clutz;;

<3 Free Soul <3

loves Literature, Music and Movies.
in love with my 5d Mark III and Photoshop
is addicted to Red Bull and long-term insomniac (and no, the latter has nothing to do with the first, lol. ^^; Even if I don't drink Red Bull, I still can't sleep! =D)

i'm your real-life Elliot Reed (Scrubs). Unfortunately not in the tall, thin, cute, blonde and blue-eyed way...haha, but neurotic, paranoid, crazy, keeps running/stumbling/tripping into/against/over things, talks too fast when she's angry..and do NOT talk to me, while i'm in the bathroom. seriously! XD there's no exception to the rule ;)



Tweet Me Ask me anything No facebook stamp by ARTic-Weather
NOH8 Stamp by LostKitten LGBT Equal Rights Support by RuthlessDreams

bisous <3

Current Age: 27
Current Residence: California, USA
Favourite genre of music: Alternative, Rock
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson, Ralph Wiggum, Roger (American Dad)
Personal Quote: My friends say I have A.D.D., but I just don't unders---oh look, a KITTY!


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Who reads these? XD

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Nariscuss Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the llama :la: :la:
WoodLily Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
This was inspired by your picture Empty Symbols and I hope you like it too:…
Kay-Noire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015   Photographer
Thanks for the honour :glomp:
WoodLily Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
DasGhul Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015   General Artist



Ghoulish Thanks!

Just read your profile...interesting person have to watch you so here I am. I have been and lived in Berlin, Switzerland, Nice, Asia many places, Australia both coasts and of course Canada and the US was in Redondo Beach for 2 years.
Kay-Noire Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015   Photographer
Omg, I love Nice, even more than Paris, or maybe it's a tie haha.
I love Australia and Canada too but I haven't lived there yet. You seem to have gotten around as well. Such fun =)
WoodLily Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
This was inspired by your picture FolieADeux and I hope you like it too:…
Kay-Noire Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015   Photographer
Thanks for sharing! :heart:
WoodLily Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
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