Photo Book Profile – Cesar Rojano

Cesar Rojano enjoys photography as a hobby and started getting serious about it in 2007.

Cesar Rojano – Moleskine Photo Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Photography is one of my favorites hobbies! I started in a more formal way in 2007 and kept doing it since then. The book is dedicated to my grandfather because he taught me about photography when I was a kid! We use to take long walks in the small town where he lived, share some shots and then compare it. Actually, I took the first pic of the book on one of these walks and he liked it so much that he asked me to print it and put in his studio.

Cesar Rojano – Moleskine Photo Book

The first thing that he said to me about photography was: “Every time you’re about to take a pic, think about with whom you want to share it! Share! There is no sense in taking pictures to keep them for yourself!” And I like to think that I am sharing right now! He passed away two years ago, but I still feel him walking with me. The central pages contain a full-page picture of my grandma and in the opposite page there is a poem written by her almost 50 years ago. This picture is framed in her bedroom and reminds me when every single morning she sat by the window and read a fragment of her bible. She passed away three years ago.   So, this hobby has helped me to share and remember the places I have had the blessing of visiting and I hope to continue doing it for much longer.”

 

Cesar Rojano – Moleskine Photo Book

 

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Moleskine Author A Month July – Milagritos Flores

We are proud to present to you the July Author A Month Milagritos Flores. As with all previous winners, Milagritos was selected by our fans. If you would like to be considered for the next Author A Month profile, simply start sharing your work in myMoleskine and you have the opportunity to be selected as a finalists next month.

Moleskine Author A Month July – Milagritos Flores

Moleskine Author A Month July – Milagritos Flores

How do you use your notebook?
Milagritos Flores – I especially love my Moleskine Watercolours Notebooks !!! I used each of them for different themes, for example : Birds , Animals , Alchemy , Women Portraits, My Pet, and My Dreams.

I also like the Pocket Moleskine Diaries and collect them. My favorites notebooks are Peanuts and The Little Prince. I use these to illustrate my favorite poems, quotes, songs and my own reflections. In the Peanuts notebooks I draw the Peanuts characters and other comics characters.

For my Moleskine Watercolours Notebooks, I  usually  paint with watercolours, acrylics and temperas and in some illustrations I use coloured pencils too.
For my Moleskine Diaries: makers, art pens, felts pens and sometimes watercolours, tempera and collage.

Moleskine Author A Month July – Milagritos Flores

Moleskine Author A Month July – Milagritos Flores

When do you do your best work?
Milagritos Flores –  When I am inspired and grateful and right now usually at day light.

A parting quote to share with everyone?
Milagritos Flores – “Everything in the Universe is within you. Ask all from yourself” -Rumi.

Thanks for sharing with us Milagritos!

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Photo Book Profile – Rosanne van Cruyningen

Rosanne is a freelance journalist/photographer/writer, who divides her time between Holland (country of origin) and Italy, where she runs Bed and Breakfast Casa Capanni near Cortona, Tuscany together with family and friends.

Rosanne van Cruyningen - Moleskine Photo Book

Rosanne van Cruyningen - Moleskine Photo Book

“I’m so glad to have discovered the beautiful Moleskine photo books, having always been a great fan of Moleskine notebooks!

My first love has always been writing, but I have also always enjoyed taking photographs, so it is wonderful to be able to combine the two as a journalist as well as my work for the B&B.

Life inspires me, I love portrait photography most of all, I think, but it is also a delight to be able to capture the beauty of the Tuscan towns and landscape thanks to living there for half of the year. The house where we live, the B&B, is also an inspiration, there’s always something that catches my eye. This book of photos is just a selection from my archive, which will keep on growing!’”

If you would like to see more images click here.

Rosanne van Cruyningen - Moleskine Photo Book Rosanne van Cruyningen - Moleskine Photo Book

Find out more about Rosanne at http://rosie1183.wordpress.com/.

As always, If you have recently created a Photo Book and want to share it with us, just send an e-mail to: Moleskinerie@moleskine.com

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Photo Book Profile – Jesper Ståhl

Jesper is a product and graphic designer from Sweden, running his design consultancy Jesper Design for local and international brands.

Jesper Stahl – Moleskine Photo Book

Jesper Stahl – Moleskine Photo Book

“I work in mixed media, using both traditional sketching by hand, model-making, photography and high end 3D modeling and visualization. The essence of my work is creative problem solving – by design, so finding Moleskine Photo books was a perfect match for my to create a physical and digital portfolio of a selection of my work and work process. The photos used in this Portfolio is partly done by my own hand but also the works of professional photographers such as my friends Örjan Henriksson, Sam Sylvén, Pelle Wahlgren and Petra Bindel.

Jesper Ståhl – Moleskine Photo Book

Jesper Ståhl – Moleskine Photo Book

What inspires my work and me is observing people and how they use products and interfaces. The most obvious solution to a problem can quite often be right in front of your eyes. What inspires me visually is architecture – design on a grand scale and the unique creativity of nature. What drives my work is curiosity and the joy of combining craftsmanship, lateral thinking and building strong and unique brands.”

If you would like to see more images click here.

Find out more about Jespers work and thoughts at http://www.jesperdesign.se/.”

As always, If you have recently created a Photo Book and want to share it
with us, just send an e-mail to: Moleskinerie@moleskine.com

 

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Photo Book Profile – John Waire

This week we are featuring A trip to New York City, a Moleskine Photo Book created by John Waire, a documentary photographer in Baltimore, MD, US.

John Waire – Moleskine Photo Book

John Waire – Moleskine Photo Book

“My beautiful wife Sara encouraged me to pursue my passion for image making in 2007.  After our first child Mady was born, I realised how much I enjoyed documenting life. When our son Liam came along, fatigue followed close by. It was in those exhausted moments that I began to throttle back and observe the every day moments that we take for granted…and realised how important they were. The simple things. A look. A smile. A first. An interaction. A moment, special to me as a dad and husband.  It’s a lens that others share and I think that’s why my images are able to resonate.

John Waire – Moleskine Photo Book

John Waire – Moleskine Photo Book

Our latest trip to Brooklyn was extra special. We visited family and exposed the kids to New York City for the first time. While editing the photos, I knew that I needed to find a home for these memories outside of the digital space – a cool, tangible reminder that I could reach for whenever I wanted. I’m so glad to have found the Moleskine + MILK Photo Books to hold on to our NYC City trip memories forever.”

If you would like to see more images click here.

As always, If you have recently created a Photo Book and want to share it
with us, just send an e-mail to: Moleskinerie@moleskine.com

 

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Photo Book Profile – Sandip Koodali

Sandip Koodali is a writer and advertising creative based in Singapore.

Sandip Koodali - Moleskine Photo Book

Sandip Koodali - Moleskine Photo Book

“I am very curious about the world in general and that pushes me to travel and to photograph. I am interested in universal emotions and even when I photograph the exotic I am attracted more by what is ordinary in them.

This book is a personal journey as it features photographs taken in my ancestral home in Kerala, India where my family still conducts an annual ritual – Theyyam. This is a complex ceremony that spans two nights of ritual performances and worship. The makeup that the characters wear is all natural and made from plant dyes and extracts at the site itself as are much of the clothing and headgear. It is an emotional experience for me to attend as I feel a connection with my past that goes back many centuries and I think I am privileged to have that intact even now.

But I think the connection with the past is something every one of us shares – through history, ethnicity, family, nation, culture and more than anything humanity. It has the immense possibility of enriching every one of us if we choose to tap into it.”

Sandip Koodali - Moleskine Photo Book

Sandip Koodali - Moleskine Photo Book

If you would like to see more images click here.

Sandip has also created another Moleskine photo book about his travels to Naoshima, Japan called Stillness and Silence: http://bit.ly/1aerRUF

“This is a collection of quieter photographs from a trip to Naoshima Island in central Japan.”

As always, If you have recently created a Photo Book and want to share it
with us, just send an e-mail to: Moleskinerie@moleskine.com

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What would you do with your AbracadabrApp?

To celebrate the arrival of the AbracadabrApp image mixing analog app and notebook on the Moleskine Store, we are giving away 5 copies.

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Shoot two-sided videos in one single shot, give your frames a coloured tint with the physical filters… and use it as a notebook too. For your chance to own this unique piece of equipment and make like a true urban nomad, tell us what you would do with your AbracadabrApp by posting in the comments below. The designers of the hack will choose five responses to send an AbracadabrApp to.

AbracadabrApp

You can enter with words, images, videos or links: just make sure to check back here on Tuesday 30th July when the winner will be announced.

AbracadabrApp

You have until Friday 26th July to submit your idea. Good luck!

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Photo Book Profile – Donna Anel

This week we are featuring “Miracles” a Photo Book created by Donna Anel, a Doctor/Mom from Seattle.

Donna Anel. Moleskine Medium Square Photo Book

Donna Anel. Moleskine Medium Square Photo Book

Donna – “I made the photo book as a present for my husband Ramon for his birthday.  We are both doctors (although I have taken a pause from practicing medicine to be a mom) but we try to do something creative with our free time. ”

“What inspires us is a little different.  He enjoys pictures, images, portraits.  I, on the other hand, enjoy books, writing, and words.  So, I thought, maybe a high-quality photo book could marry images and words together and nicely showcase how amazing I think his photographs are. We live in the Seattle/Tacoma area here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the US and it is a photographer’s paradise.  In this photo book, more than half of the pictures are taken just literally in our backyard. We are blessed with this accessible magnificence of all things awe-inspiring, big and small, that inspire us every day.”

Donna Anel. Moleskine Medium Square Photo Book

Donna Anel. Moleskine Medium Square Photo Book

If you would like to see more images click here.

As always, If you have recently created a Photo Book and want to share it
with us, just send an e-mail to: Moleskinerie@moleskine.com

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Moleskine Author A Month June – Bobbie Jo D’Eon

“Moleskine lets me create expressive journals of things going on in my life, be it the people I love, the things I buy, or just the quotes that are inspiring me at the time.” - Bobbie Jo D’Eon.

 

We are proud to present to you the June Author A Month Bobbie Jo D’Eon. As with all previous winners, Bobbie Jo was selected by our fans. If you would like to be considered for the next Author A Month profile, simply start sharing your work in myMoleskine and you have the opportunity to be selected as a finalists next month.

How do you use your notebook?
Bobbie Jo – I love sketching and I love writing. So I’m very into “sketch journaling”. I work with ink and pencil 99% of the time and draw whatever I want to say. I love blogs but can’t seem to stay dedicated enough to update one but I do upload pics of my Moleskine drawings all the time, so I like to call myself a micro-sketch-blogger.

What does creating on a Moleskine notebook mean to you?
Bobbie Jo – There is something about them that motivates me to add that extra touch of quality to my work. I have a collection of notebooks and in a way they all have their own use but the work that you find in my Moleskine sketchbooks is just that much better than what you find in my other sketchbooks.

When do you do your best work?
Bobbie Jo - You’ll get the best work out of me if it’s late at night or very
early morning, my music cranked or a good movie playing, and if I’m
comfortable.

A parting quote to share with everyone?
Bobbie Jo – “All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.” 
-Chuck Palahniuk.

Thanks for sharing with us Bobbie Jo!

You can download the Sleeve and Bookmark you see above in myMoleskine. For Pinterest fans make sure to follow us! You can also see our Author A Month board showcasing past
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.

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Photo Book Profile – Bridget White

“I love painting because when I paint my mind wanders and often think about anything but the painting itself.”

Art Bridget White, Moleskine Classic Landscape Photo Book

This week we are featuring a Photo Book in a new landscape format created by New Zealand Book Designer Bridget White. Bridget designs coffee table and photography books for a book publisher as her profession, she enjoys painting and drawing in her free time. We loved her take on the human figure and how her Photo Book came together.

Art Bridget White, Moleskine Classic Landscape Photo Book

Bridget - “I’m inspired simply by my surrounding in my everyday life, which
is why the range of my work is so varied.  If a see an inspiring design I often try and incorporate an element of this within my works. I like to experiment with all different mediums such as acrylics and charcoal, through to experimenting with coffee and
household cleaning products which can often produce some interesting results.”

Art Bridget White, Moleskine Classic Landscape Photo Book

If you would like to see more images from Bridget’s Photo Album just click here.

As always, If you have recently created a Photo Book and want to share it
with us, just send an e-mail to: Moleskinerie@moleskine.com

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