mercredi 11 avril 2018
In a series of 5 photographs, 2 have been recently chosen in the category Professional Photography: one as Winner (young girl with the red shirt), one as Runners-up (young girl with the white dress). The first one will be published soon in Creative Quarterly 49 - 50. The other one will be on their online gallery along with 2 illustrations portraits I made for Défis Sud 135 Annuel
(Many thanks to Marmelade - Carol & Nathalie).
The theme of the series is Kids at play and work in Sao Tome & Principe, Africa. For more pictures, please go to Noticias do Quelele. All pictures were taken in African former Portuguese colonies: Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Cape Verde and Sao Tome & Principe.
Photograph displayed on the Runners-Up gallery
mercredi 20 décembre 2017
dimanche 17 décembre 2017
On Friday, December 8th I had the great privilege of being kindly invited by Illustrator & Designer Igor Karash and Brad Loudenback, Painter & Chair of the Illustration Department to come and present my artwork at DADAH, Webster University Department of Art, Design & Art History, in Saint-Louis, Missouri, http://www.dadahwebsteru.com/ DADAH was interested to better understand the reasons of my flexibility and freedom in style and technique while doing Comics, Illustration, etc. along with the different experiences/jobs I had such as Coordinator/Publisher/Teacher. As I have no secret… I said it all!
the master class started with a short presentation of some originals, a demo of a few technique (as I normally do at MICA), with a particular emphasize on the gouache technique. The students were great and did really well.
The lecture took place in the auditorium Sverdrup 123 (filled on both sides by Photographs of Hollywood at the beginning of the XX century. Saint-Louis is a main place in the US for Theatre and Cinema Studies).
None of this would have been possible without the kindness and dedication of Brad Loudenback and particularly Igor Karash, my guardian angel during these few days in St. Louis (on my left on the picture above), on the banks of the Mississippi River. To both of them, along with Gwynn and Svetlana who have warmly welcomed me, please accept here my gratitude and my friendship.