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An Invincible Summer

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“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
(Albert Camus – French Nobel Prize winning author, 1913-1960)

This is a scan of one of my first pictures shot with a Canon A1.
I was a young art student and I had that camera which I didn’t know how to use.
As there was a photography class in the school, I asked the teacher to explain me what to do and this is how I started taking pictures.
All the students used to pose for each other and one afternoon I took some pictures of Megan in the clearing of a wood nearby.
It was a wonderful summer, I was 18 and anything was possible…
Today I understand the words of Camus so well as that invincible summer is still laying within me…

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Man of the year 2011

Posted in Guria, Children of Hope with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2011 by designldg

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“My greatest strength has been my stoicism.
I do not want to sound like a pedantic.
The day you realise you are just a speck of dust, you rise above the feeling of winning and losing.
This realisation comes through an inward journey and it requires ample courage.
It is not something you can get in a departmental store.”
(Ajeet Singh – Indian Human Right activist)

Today “THE WEEK”, the largest selling English newsmagazine in India, selected Ajeet Singh to be “Man of the year 2011”.

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Congratulations to my friends Ajeet and to his wife Manju.
Those congratulations have to be shared with the whole Guria family and with everyone who supported this non-profit organisation through many ways…
The fight against human trafficking and prostituion is not over, together we can change…!!!
This is GURIA’s website, www.guriaindia.org

Please read the interviews and the website and be aware of the story behind all this, Ajeet Singh is a true modern hero.

This picture was shot a few weeks ago when Ajeet came for the first time to Paris during a short trip In Europe.
It was early in the morning in front of “le Château de Versailles” (Palace of Versailles) a few hours before going back to India.
Ajeet was happy, there was a smile on his face but there is a bigger one in his heart…

“Purple Notes”

Posted in Music, the Universal language with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by designldg

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Beautiful and talented Helena Noguerra with Christophe along the “Bassin de Neptune” (Neptune’s fountain) in the gardens of Versailles.

 

This is a portrait of Christophe.
Christophe is a French famed singer and talented songwriter.
His first hit was “Aline” in 1965 and he is famous for his eternal songs “Les Paradis perdus” (“Lost Paradises” – 1973) and “Les Mots bleus” (“The Blue Words” – 1975).
Whenever he is performing he is illuminating the stage, gathering any kind of people from all generations.
Christophe is a decadent and flamboyant dandy who is a mysterious loner drifting apart from the showbiz scene.
He is notorious for being an uncontrollable rebel with panache and poetry.

 

 

“Les Notes Bleues”

Posted in Music, the Universal language with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by designldg

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Those blue notes were performed by my friend Erik Truffaz and Christophe along the “Bassin de Neptune” (Neptune’s fountain) in the gardens of Versailles.
Christophe didn’t sing live since many years and he invited several prestigious guests to join him on stage.
It was a night to remember…

 

Christophe is a French famed singer and talented songwriter.
His first hit was “Aline” in 1965 and he is famous for his eternal songs “Les Paradis perdus” (“Lost Paradises” – 1973) and “Les Mots bleus” (“The Blue Words” – 1975).
Whenever he is performing he is illuminating the stage, gathering any kind of people from all generations.
Christophe is a decadent and flamboyant dandy who is a mysterious loner drifting apart from the showbiz scene.
He is notorious for being an uncontrollable rebel with panache and poetry.

 

 

“ESSENCES OF BENARAS” – A Photography Exhibition

Posted in 7 - Events, Publications & Press with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2011 by designldg

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“ESSENCES DE BENARES”
Une exposition évènement
de
LAURENT GOLDSTEIN

Vernissage mardi 5 avril 2011
A partir de 17h
Suivi d’un orchestre argentin pour danser quelques pas de tango après 20h

Exposition du lundi 4 au mercredi 6 avril

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Katy Sroussy
Presents

“ESSENCES OF BENARAS”
A Photography Exhibition
of
LAURENT GOLDSTEIN

Opening Tuesday, the 5th of April 2011
From 5:00 PM
An Argentine orchestra will allow you to dance a few steps of tango after 8:00 PM

From Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th April

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Galerie 7 Parnassiens
16-18 rue Delambre / 98 boulevard Montparnasse
75014 PARIS
(Entrée par le cinema)
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• Les bénéfices de la vente des tirages photographiques de cette exposition permettront de soutenir le combat mené par Laurent pour la scolarisation des enfants de Benares et d’apporter une aide aux différentes associations combattant pour le respect des Droits de l’Homme auxquelles il collabore à travers son travail au sein de RED HALO.
• Des écharpes en soie ou en laine ainsi que des plaids de la nouvelle collection RED HALO seront proposés à un tarif exceptionnel afin de soutenir l’association GURIA de Benares qui combat l’exploitation des enfants et des femmes.
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• Profits from the sale of the photo prints will allow to sustain Laurent’s commitment for children education in Benares and to provide some help to a few organizations fighting for the respect of Human Rights and connected to his work through RED HALO.
• Silk or woollen scarves and throws from the new collection of RED HALO will be sold at special price with the aim of helping GURIA in Benaras, a Human Rights organisation fighting against the sexual exploitation of women and children, particularly those forced into prostitution and trafficking.

GURIA:
www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/sets/72157623842267173/
RED HALO on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=42106173268&ref=mf

For any further informations, public disposal, sales or copyrights you may contact LA COLLECTION at:
v.martingay@lacollection.eu
Tel : + 33 1 42 85 01 65

 

“Il Desiderio Mio Di Te”

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“Il Desiderio Mio Di Te (My Desire For You)”

FRANCESCA:
Paolo! Paolo!

PAOLO:
O mia vita, non fu mai tanto folle
Il desiderio mio di te. Sentivo
Già venir meno
Dentro al core gli spiriti
Che vivono degli occhi tuoi. La forza
Mi si perdeva nella notte, uscitami
Dal petto, come un fiume
Terribile di sangue fiagorosa;
E paura n’avea l’anima mia.

[Più e più volte lei reclinata bacia sui capelli appassionatamente.]
(From “Francesca da Rimini” – Libretto by Tito Ricordi after the tragedy of the same name by Gabriele d’Annunzio)

This is a close-up of Svetla Vassileva & Roberto Alagna during the rehearsal of “Francesca da Rimini”.
First performance will start January the 31st.
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Stage director: Giancarlo Del Monaco
Costumes: Maria Filippi
Sets: Carlo Centolavigna
Lighting: Hans Rudolf Kunz

 

The Fatal Passion

Posted in Music, the Universal language with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by designldg

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“Only he felt he could no more dissemble,
And kissed her, mouth to mouth, all in a tremble.
Sad were those hearts, and sweet was that long kiss:
Sacred be love from sight, whate ‘er it is.
Thne world was all fotrgot, the struggle o’er,
Desesperare te Joy.
-That day they read no more.”
(from “The Story of Rimini”, A poem by Leigh Hunt)

Svetla Vassileva & Roberto Alagna during the rehearsal of “Francesca da Rimini”.
First performance will start January the 31st.
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Stage director: Giancarlo Del Monaco
Costumes: Maria Filippi
Sets: Carlo Centolavigna
Lighting: Hans Rudolf Kunz