You must have heard of artists doing live paintings but I am sure you hardly have clue about live digital photo portrait artists. That s because they are the rare species. Nicolas Richard Giacobetti (NRG) is the man who makes your portrait alive. Tell him your requirement and he will capture the same in a LCD frame. If you are wondering how it s done then let me tell you he doesn t have a magic wand but magical hands. The Frenchman actually woke up with this concept two years back and thought of creating an exclusive way to make photos alive. The advantage of this art form is you can pass on these portraits to the next generation by preserving it in a gold foiled CD. Okay! Before you lose your patience I should just explain you the technique Nicolas uses. Taking a picture with a digitally enhanced camera might sound simple to you; however, giving motion to the image is actually a task. It s a minimum 30 hours job for Nicolas to immortalize one basic human portrait on the digital media. It could be more time consuming if the client requires more animation effects. You can just see yourself changing with epoch on a digital screen which might cost you at least 10,000 and above.
The inception of his artworks got inspiration from Pablo Picasso, not the cubism effect but the blue colour. The artist loves to play with surreal effects in a more contemporary way. Apparently brush and colours are the ancient ways of immortalizing memories and will remain for many light years. However, these portraits in windows media player formats are interesting and long lasting too. "When the whole Universe is going digital, there is no harm in exploring digital media for paintings as well. I always wanted to create an exclusive technique of including movement in the paintings just to make them alive. My art works truly depict the concept and themes showing the movement of eras. The fascinating point about my creations is that it has the effect of an art work with an LCD frame enhancing the beauty of your walls", said Nicolas. Women would love to know the fact that the artist believes in more of women power and the aura God that has given to this sex. All his concepts revolve around women showing the duel nature of feminity. The artist, who came to India for Luxurion World 2009 (apparently called off due to H1N1 effect in the city), is now trying to promote this exclusive form of art amongst Indian Maharajas and celebrities.
It is probably the most promising of the new born babies of fashion. Come September, Kolkata gets ready once again to witness another week of unparalleled fashion fiesta. In a media briefing held recently in the city, the five day fashion extravaganza, Kolkata Fashion Week was announced to be held from 9th 13th September, 2009. "The second season of Kolkata Fashion Week will be in a much bigger canvas. This time KFW II will be a five-day event with 36 shows", announced Yudhajit Dutta, Managing Director, Mindscapes Maestros Events and Sports Management Pvt Ltd. Ritu Kumar, Bibi Russel, Manish Malhotra, Wendell Rodricks, Rocky S, Narendra Kumar, MonaPali, Dev R Nil, Zubair Kirmani, Kallol Dutta, Soumitra Mondal, Abhishek Dutta, Satya Paul, Mandira Wirk and Anand Kabra have already confirmed participation at the year s most eagerly awaited fashion event. Top models of the country including Indrani Dasgupta, Sapna Kumar, Joey Matthews, Lakshmi Rana, Noyanika, Sonalika Sahai, Neha Kapur, Bhawana, and Candice Pinto along with others will be sashaying down the ramp showcasing the unique creations of these designers. When he is not hitting boundaries and stumping wickets, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is busy promoting KFW- "Kolkata Fashion Week has changed the nations perspective towards Kolkata as a fashion conscious city" said the brand ambassador.