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Inspired by Blogs

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This piece is inspired by some things I’me seeing run around blogs. Some elements (the white dots) are based on the work of other artists while the digital cutting is based off general web techniques for collage and old sci-fi posters/movies.

Model: Jessica Marie @ Marilyn
Makeup: Elisa Flowers @ Bernstein & Andriulli
Hair: Kayla MiChele
Wardrobe: Donated by TJ Gustave, cut and reshaped by Elisa & Jessica

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Written by Michael Donovan

30/05/2010 at 1:30 pm

Posted in art, Beauty, fashion, Photography

Currently Reading

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168 Hours: You Have More Time Than you Think<
by Laura Vanderkam

by Christopher Breward

Luxury Brand Management: A World of Privilege
by Michael Chevalier & Gérard Mazzalovo

I’m currently reading these three books in my spare time while learning French. 168 Hours has already opened up a ton of time for me and I will start doing more to enrich my life and business!

Written by Michael Donovan

30/05/2010 at 9:50 am

Posted in Life

Recently Finished Reading

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Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It)
by William Poundstone

Written by Michael Donovan

30/05/2010 at 8:43 am

Posted in Business, Life

The List of Films

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I made this list for a friend who wanted a suggestion for a movie. There are more I’d like to suggest but I don’t have Netflix anymore and clearly their titles weren’t memorable enough. Here are 15 of the greatest films of all time:

• Secret Things (French, 2002)
• Paris, je t’aime (French, 2006)
• Swimming Pool (French, 2003)
• Story of O (French, 1975)
• Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind (US, 2004)
• Lost in Translation (US, 2003)
• The Dreamers (International, 2003)
• The Invisibles (US, 1999)
• What the Bleep do we Know!? (US, 2002)
• Secretary (US, 2002)
• Pan’s Labyrinth (Mexico, 2006)
• The Decline of the American Empire (French, 1986)
• Point & Shoot (US, 2004)
• Eyes Wide Shut (US, 1999)
• Waking Life (US, 2001)

Written by Michael Donovan

28/05/2010 at 8:37 pm

Posted in art, Video

Portrait of Jessica Marie

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Part of the portraits I did today.

Written by Michael Donovan

27/05/2010 at 11:25 pm

Posted in art, Beauty, fashion, Photography


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Model: Bo Don @ Marilyn
Hair: Kayla MiChele @ Atelier Management
Makeup: Erin Parsons @ Pure Management NYC
Manicurist: Aya Fukuda
Wardrobe: TJ Gustave
Photo: Michael Donovan

Written by Michael Donovan

24/05/2010 at 9:38 am

Posted in fashion, Photography

Portrait: Charlene Almarvez

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This weekend I did a portrait of Charlene Almarvez. No hair, no makeup, no wardrobe stylist… just a raw portrait. Here’s a sample from that shoot.

Written by Michael Donovan

23/05/2010 at 10:56 pm

Posted in Beauty, Photography