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June 8, 2010 - No Comments!

Degrees of separation

I have never met, in person, the victim of this post. As I write this I really can't believe it though. Christine Lucignano has become so familiar throughout the years. She works closely with many of my friends and was such a sweetheart when I called her five years ago asking for help on my first shoot. Such an example of how one phone call can encourage or discourage a newcomer, and I will be always grateful for her kind words and patience, whilst she was probably paying huge roaming  charges from her Swiss shoot location.

Self described as a mad Aquarian who must paint faces in order to breathe. She has travelled all around the world doing it for 27 years and will not stop until her last dying breath.

Her popularity in the industry is proof of what an incredibly talented professional she is. I can't wait to work with her someday, and I have a feeling it will be sooner rather than later... ; ) 

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 Christine Lucignano

 

June 8, 2010 - 1 comment.

Degrees of separation

I have never met, in person, the victim of this post. As I write this I really can't believe it though. She has become so familiar throughout the years. She works closely with many of my friends and was such a sweetheart when I called her five years ago asking for help on my first shoot. Such an example of how one phone call can encourage or discourage a newcomer, and I will be always grateful for her kind words and patience, whilst she was probably paying huge roaming  charges from her Swiss shoot location.

Self described as a mad Aquarian who must paint faces in order to breathe. She has travelled all around the world doing it for 27 years and will not stop until her last dying breath.

Her popularity in the industry is proof of what an incredibly talented professional she is. I can't wait to work with her someday, and I have a feeling it will be sooner rather than later... ; ) 

Imagemask
 

Northernmag
 

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Christian ammann
 

 Christine Lucignano

 
 

June 8, 2010 - 2 comments

Gardeners

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Peter O'Brien
 

 

'People who make us happy,

 are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom'

Marcel Proust

 

May 12, 2010 - 2 comments

Waving Good Bye

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It's official, my dear dear friend Helen James is moving to New York, I'm too sad to write about my personal loss, but as part of a greater creative community I'm very worried that so many are leaving, we lost Tim Ryan a few years ago, we lost Helen Cody and now Helen James...God only knows how many more will leave. I know of another top Irish designer who has emigration on the cards...

What message does this send to younger generations??.. That there certainly is no hope to be in this business whilst staying in this country? Paul Costello, John Rocha, Sharon Wauchob, Orla Keily...all work permanently or have some temporary base abroad.

Is this the only solution? Will we all have to leave? 

Even though I'm an eternal optimist and I love Ireland...specially this time of the year..I wouldn't blink twice if the opportunity arose..

March 29, 2010 - 2 comments

Knights and angels

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To choose a career in the creative world is a curse and a calling, I may have mentioned this in some occasion before. There is no separation from work and life. Emotions fluctuate. This is just part of the deal. Sometimes it's hard to control the status of the spirit. But call it serendipity or coincidence, I'm lucky to have a handfull of what I could only define as knights in shining armour or angels. 

Without knowing, they appear in my life when needed with small and not so small gestures that help renew the soul and keep me on the right path.

One of these angels/knights left  a book in the shop last week and I have spent the past few days in heaven immersed in its wonderful images....

Merci!!!!!!

January 22, 2010 - 2 comments

Temptation….

As the Talent for Haiti auction is coming into full swing. (It starts next Thursday) The flow of magical treasures has been disturbing my sleep  with the temptation to start bidding on so many beautiful things. 

One of the generous donors, who also happens to be one of my favourite people on this planet, Peter O'Brien, as posted here and here and here...(I've probably embarrassed him enough by now..)

Smart, funny, candidly truthful (a rare quality I seriously admire) and with incredible taste, he has donated a couple of his fabulous illustrations.

I have the honour to be their temporary guardian until they are sent to the very lucky winner of the auction, should I not be the highest bidder.. ; )

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