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Monday, December 5, 2011

Cirque du Soleil photo-illo collaboration

This portrait of Guy Laliberte was a fun collaboration project with photographer Steve Benisty for an Art magazine called Whitewall. Guy Laliberte is the president of Cirque du Soleil. Aside from being the creative mind and founder behind all of Cirque's amazing shows, he recently went into space and shot a coffee table book of images of the earth from space. The book is called Gaia and it's truly inspiring. All the money made from the book goes to his 'One drop' foundation, which promotes the importance of water and provides clean water to third world countries .

Steve came to me with this photo he shot and invited me to add some whimsical drawing to the blank space which would capture the ascent of Cirque du Soleil and say something about Guy's space trip and his One Drop foundation. I came up with the idea of Guy supporting the "water goddess" and have different life forms sprouting out from her.