Photo Book Profile – Natalia & Manuel’s Wedding by Maoz Eliakim

Natalia & Manuel Wedding Photo Book by Maoz Eliakim

 

 

“Photography is my life, it took me years
to figure it out and even more to figure that my photos represent what I am.”

–Maoz Eliakim

 

 

 

Maoz – “Natalia and Manuel from the beginning told me that they want something which is a bit more photojournalism style than posing and controlling the scenarios all the time. The wedding took place in Cambrils (Spain) and the book is literally trying to tell the story from the beginning to its end. However, during the wedding just before the party started the grandfather of the bride passed away. Obviously, it was a huge shock to all and it was impossible to continue with the wedding. After a while, with a lot of sadness, the couple decided with the help of their friends and family that they needed to continue with the wedding. After all the grandfather’s wish would be to see them all happy and celebrating. Creating the book album, I wanted to show that after all that happened, the wedding had a lot of life, energy and happy ending and to avoid showing the dramatic side of what happened.

Natalia & Manuel Wedding Photo Book by Maoz Eliakim

 

I like the design and the quality of the Milk + Moleskine Photo Books. As a photographer quality is a big issue for me since it represents me to the end client. Quality is one of the reasons that I choose Moleskine (also the global materials and design elements).”

Natalia & Manuel Wedding Photo Book by Maoz Eliakim

If you would like to see more images click here or visit Maoz’s website at: www.ozfoto.es

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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Web Finds – Top 43 Lessons

What lessons do you wish were written in your notebook before you learned them the hard way?

Creative Mornings shares the Top 43 lessons that Michael Tavani on his journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

Creative Mornings - Michael Tavani

A few lessons from his list that we like:

  • Now is the best time in the history of the world to start something.
  • Tell everyone your idea.
  • Delight in all places. Even the smallest of details.

Read the whole list here: Creative Mornings

Which lessons do you share with Michael?

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Moleskine World Now Closer To You

We are very excited today to share with you the news that we have a new USA online shop!

We have been working hard to expand to new areas and provide the best online shopping experience for our fans.

Now we would like to hear from you. We have added new features to our website such as “Wish list”. We would like to what Moleskine objects will be on your wish list? Comment below for a chance to win that object.

If you haven’t browsed in awhile check out our new shops – shop.moleskine.com

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Behind the Hack – Ken-Garcia Olaes

What has been the biggest surprise you found in a notebook? See how one fan’s life changed from exchanging sketchbooks.

Every day we are amazed at all the creative ways our fans fill the pages of their notebooks. Ken-Garcia Olaes is one such fan who uploaded an image to our Hacks section on myMoleskine that caught our eye. To learn more about the story behind his hack, we reached out to him.

Ken-Garcia Olaes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What made you think to use a notebook to purpose?
Ken-Garica - We met online sharing artwork on Myspace.  She lived in California and I lived in Virginia.  We exchanged messages and emails complimenting each other’s artwork.  This communication developed and became a nice, simple relationship.  We soon started chatting on Skype and would spend nights having coffee and sketching in front of our computers.  It was our date nights that we spent in our Moleskine notebooks. When we finally decided to meet in person, we then realized we can do this the rest of our lives. After she flew back home I decided to propose to her the next time I see her.

Ken-Garcia Olaes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What went into the hack?
Ken-Garica - What I did was start cutting little square in the middle of pages that were about the size of the actual ring box where the ring lays.  On the furthest page I took the cloth inside of the ring box and folded it to so I could tuck the ring inside of it, like a small pocket. With clean masking tape, I lined it behind the square hole holding up the cloth.  I put the bookmark where I’d like her to open it.  Her opening it gave me time to get on my knee and watch her.  This happened at an empty Starbucks.

Materials:

  • exacto knife
  • ring box’s velour cloth
  • ring

Ken-Garcia Olaes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Was there a special reason why you were at Starbucks?
Ken-Garica - While on Skype we’d draw while listening to podcasts or music, then we’d
show each other what we drew.  Usually we draw each other.  So I thought the next time I fly to see her and have a Starbucks date in person that we can sketch, have coffee and trade books again.  But this time there’ll be a surprise inside the book for her and I’ll be on my knee already when she looks up. At this time we’ve dated online for 9 months and met in person once. The next time we met, I followed my plans.  She said yes.  We got married 3 months later.

Karina and I have been married for 3 years. We own a house together and have a son named Michelangelo.

Ken-Garcia Olaes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for sharing your story Ken-Garcia!

If you would like to share the story behind your hack email us at moleskinerie@moleskine.com

To see more Hacks, check out our website.

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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

 

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 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!

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
winners.

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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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