June, My Elephant In The Room

June is a strange month for me. It’s my time for reflection which most people do at the New Year, or birthdays, (especially as we get older). For me it’s always been June. Halfway through the year when I realise that I’m no closer to my goals of last June…

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Goodbye Christopher Lee 27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee CBE, CStJ (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer and author.  He died on the 7th June 2019. He died in London with no cause known as yet. I was brought up with the tales starring Christopher Lee. Dracula, Hammer…

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Hozier Puts A Message Behind The Lyrics

Hozier (full name  Andrew Hozier-Byrne) is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter who pus a message behind the lyrics of many of his songs. I hadn’t heard of him until last year, but he released his first album ‘Hozier’ in September 2014 following a successful EP in 2013 which included the…

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Getting to Know Mona Edulesco

I am a contemporary artist with a background in architecture, living and working in Lyon, France. My style is modern impressionist, semi-abstract and in some cases with expressionist influences. I am fascinated by the explosive textures and the intense chromatic that you can explore and reinvent by working the medium…

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OAM Introduces Theme Image Days

I remember when I first joined G+, now deceased (or at least dying) I used to really enjoy the image theme days.  It was one of the things I went there for, as did many others, and the art I saw was amazing and made me realise I really had…

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band They were originally formed in 1964 as ‘My Backyard’ and have also been known as ‘The Noble Five’ and ‘One Percent’ They became ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’ in 1969. The band gained worldwide recognition for its live performances and signature songs “Sweet Home Alabama” and…

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A Lawyer’s Random Musings – Do I always need a model release when I’m photographing people?

A Lawyer’s Random Musings on Intellectual Property and Other Legal Stuff, Mainly for Visual Artists and Occasionally for Other Creative People. Question:  Do I always need a model release when I’m photographing people? Answer:  Not always.  However, it is a best practice to get a model release if the person…

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