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Archive for January 2009

Melissa Cronk + Bleu = Awesomeballs

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I got a text from my friend Melissa Cronk the other day. She is now a booker at Bleu Models in LA. Mel is like a cool sister-in-law to me (kinda like a sister… but our disagreements are more spiteful and tasty and our friendship is great but not too good to make things wonky).

I cannot express how excited and proud of her I am! Bleu is already one of the worlds best men’s agencies and Mel is one of the best people so this can only mean that exciting things are going to move forward with everyone! Bleu and Mel both made the right choice.

Yay Melissa!!!!

(this is where we all put lay out a blanket, put her in the middle and flip her in the air while she does somersaults and we yell her name just as a unicorn appears… oh yeah… it’s one of THOSE celebrations!)



Written by Michael Donovan

12/01/2009 at 3:59 pm

Posted in Business, Life, Social

Ones to Watch 2009

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OK, I’m guessing that Models.com wasn’t notified of my work so they tooootally missed the boat when they selected the Photographers to Watch in 2009. I was very pleased to see Sebastian Kim in the list. He has assisted Richard Avedon and Steven Meisel and you can definitely see the influence of the latter. It’s great to see someone who is contemporary and still linked to masters. He constantly improves and experiments which I think is critical for any living person… especially an artist!

I wasn’t aware of this list until recently and now it has inspired me. Let’s make it a point to get me on that list in ’10, mmkay 😀

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Written by Michael Donovan

10/01/2009 at 9:56 am

Cooking up New Work

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I am loving this alternative media series. This time I decided to push the idea but going back and using a “real” camera: a Canon 40d. It’s a prosumer camera and my favorite to work with so far. The image was spotless and rendered strictly for web with post production (lines, color, pixelation, blur, etc).

The cork came from a Cook’s Champagne bottle with a small imperfection on the second “o.” Was the imperfection an accident or created on purpose? 😀

I love it. It’s straight up wetness!

Go see more of my work at MichaelDonovanPhotography.com

Written by Michael Donovan

08/01/2009 at 2:20 pm

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More Mixed Media

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Just an update on some new stuff. Created using apple photobooth. (Yes, I swear I do own a REAL camera! You can see taht work on my website!) This piece doesn’t have a home in my portfolio yet so you’re getting a sneak peak at my newest work. Enjoy!


Written by Michael Donovan

04/01/2009 at 10:16 am

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Kudos to whoever put this together.


Written by Michael Donovan

01/01/2009 at 11:32 am

Posted in Social