24 December 2008

The Collaborative

The Collaborative” is a newly born project that thrives on the collaborations between artists and creative companies, whether visual or graphical. Basically it’s a concept of “works that are created by people together”, collaboratively rather than individually.

The first Collaboration is a result of a conceptual idea developed by model and stylist Michelle Warneke, produced by photographer Mike Van Cleven and completed by 12 different visual and graphical artists. The result is a collection of 12 creative images of models, of which each image was passed on to another creative artist who considered the image as his/her blank canvas. In collaboration with Ou-Vert & Print International the works have been bundled in “The Collaborative 09 Calendar”.

Mike invited me to join The Collaborative for their first project. A joyfull assignment: "I'll send you the RAW image of one of the 12 modells I've shot in a series for my promotional calendar which I send out every year. All you got to do is cover up the naked model with some artwork — so she's not totally nude anymore..."

In just a little bit more time and the 09 Calendar will be printed and ready to send out. If you’d like to get your hands on one, feel free to drop Mike an e-mail at thecollaborative@mikevancleven.com

Mike is giving out a couple of these calendars to whom send us an e-mail with “TheCollaborative.be” in the subject line.

Don’t forget to mention your complete address and why you want to be the proud owner of one of these babies!

Oh and before I forget: Merry X-mass to you all !

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