Saturday, December 22, 2018

'The natural world brings light, love, beauty and harmony to the world, it is humbling and inspires humanity in the hope for a better world.  A celebration of life.''

Botanica, Lago di Como


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Lake Como Botanica

''Celui à qui la nature commence à dévoiler ses secrets éprouve un désir irrésistible de connaître son plus digne interprète, l'art.'' - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

''The quiet miracle of love is that without our interference, it, like water, accepts whatever is tossed or dropped  or placed into it, embracing it completely.'' Love Like Water - Mark Nepo

Lake Como Botanica

Saturday, December 15, 2018

''When we lose hope, we lose the light within and everything turns grey as a result.  Let's keep the light going regardless of what's happening on the outside for the most important is what happens inside.''

''Foggy Morning at Vent Bleu''

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Love in Lake Como
Today more than ever, all we need is love

''All you need is love, All you need is love, All you need is love, love
Love is all you need''  All you need is love, The Beatles

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Villa Carlotta Botanica nell Lago di Como

''True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating new things.'' 
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Lake Como View from Villa Carlotta

Stay tuned for a love story at Villa Carlotta in Lake Como...''When I fall in love, it will be forever or I'll never fall in love.  In a restless world like this is, Love is ended before it's begun and too many moonlight kisses seem to cool in the warmth of the sun.  When I give my heart, it will be completely or I'll never give my heart.''  When I fall in Love, Nat King Cole

Monday, December 3, 2018

Lake Como Afternoon

''On a grey Monday, it's time to dream of a perfect world in harmony with the natural world.  How sweet it is to appreciate the beauty of the world.''

Saturday, December 1, 2018

''I feel intense joy for I love life in all states of being, that unbearable lightness of being.  Having experiences is what we all came to this world for and life is always in a flux, in constant change.  The Muse of Transformation series brings to light the many layers that human nature embodies and the meaning of being in this world.''

The Muse of Transformation - Joy

Monday, November 19, 2018

''L'arbre de l'amour au Vent Bleu''
''Tree of Love at Studio Bleu Lumière''

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Age of Innocence :  
what makes me love you more is beyond these lights, 
beyond the light

There is always a trigger that makes one wonder what life is all about. Ever since I was young I always wondered why we are here, especially so in my case for I always felt that I did not belong, that I was different . I became an existentialist when I experienced death for the first time, the day that my father fell down the stairs in our home.  That was the last time I saw my father alive.

At the age of 14, facing death is what changed the course of my life.  In search of meaning, I was a seeker in need of answers about life.  I realized then that life is very fragile, a gift that we often take for granted.  In my humble view, to live life fully meant to learn, to see the world, to seek adventure for it is through life’s experiences that we gain knowledge and insights. Most importantly, love, love, love.  Peace & Love was a very popular theme in the 1970’s for we all wanted to change the world, break the barriers from the past, and build a new world with love not war.

I was always a dreamer and still am to this day.  What saved me throughout the hurdles of my young life was that I loved to watch movies.  I saw my life as a movie, I was the actor, the director, the producer - some kind of resiliency which helped me overcome many difficult situations in my life.  My interest in the movies was focused on the light, especially with black & white movies, and the way in which each scene was framed.  Little did I know then that it would be a determinant factor in what would lead me to photography.

With a passionate heart, I placed love at the top of my priorities – to love and be loved – was my ultimate dream and somehow life took a different turn when I fell in love for the first time. As Julia Cameron wrote in ‘’Walking in this World’’: ‘’Making art is making love with life.  We open ourselves to art as to love’’.  I opened my heart at a young age, starting a new chapter of my life but not quite ready for what the future had in store for me.  Life is not traced in a straight line for we often make choices that lead to an unknown path. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

True Love at the Museum
Villa Carlotta Museum, Lake Como

''We all dream of true love, but it's only a dream immortalized by the Masters"

Friday, September 28, 2018

''You've got to be willing to lose everything to gain yourself.'' 
Yyanla Vanzant
The light brings messages that often resonate with what we need to see, especially when going through different stages of life.  It's amazing how the universe responds when we are in tune, leaving the weight of the past behind to move forward in the light, in the lightness of being...this is my quest. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

''Friendship is a sheltering tree''
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Dedicated to all my friends here and around the world.  As Voltaire wrote: ''Toutes les grandeurs de ce monde ne valent pas un bon ami.''

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

‘Fais de ta vie un rêve, et d’un rêve, une réalité.’
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Saint-Exupéry, the author of The Little Prince, was and will always be a source of inspiration. He wrote that ‘One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eye’. While he made several observations about life and human nature, he also wrote about manifesting our dream world into a new reality.  This is an inspiration to my art when I create and colour images of my dream world.  

My morning view in my dream world at Le Vent Bleu.   Soon I will share my dream world in my ‘studio bleu lumière’.  Stay tuned!