Friday, December 30, 2005
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Took some photees of Sharon yesterday. She came over after having gone to the worst photographer of ALL time to get some shots done. Her shots looked like they were taken in Poland in the early 80s and she looked like a cleaning lady. Cheesy Turqoise backdrop. Worst framing of all time. How can that person call themselves a photographer I don't know. I should've asked her to keep a copy of one so I could show the before and after.
Posted by LILI FORBERG at 12/29/2005 04:47:00 PM
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
The Story of Chanukkah if anyone is interested.
Every year between the end of November and the end of December, Jewish people around the world celebrate the holiday of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. Chanukah begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, but the starting date on the western calendar varies from year to year. The holiday celebrates the events which took place over 2,300 years ago in the land of Judea, which is now Israel.
Long ago in the land of Judea there was a Syrian king, Antiochus. The king ordered the Jewish people to reject their G-d, their religion, their customs and their beliefs and to worship the Greek gods. There were some who did as they were told, but many refused. One who refused was Judah Maccabee.
Judah and his four brothers formed an army and chose as their name the word "Maccabee", which means hammer. After three years of fighting, the Maccabees were finally successful in driving the Syrians out of Israel and reclaimed the Temple in Jerusalem. The Maccabees wanted to clean the building and to remove the hated Greek symbols and statues. On the 25th day of the month of Kislev, the job was finished and the temple was rededicated.
When Judah and his followers finished cleaning the temple, they wanted to light the eternal light, known as the N'er Tamid, which is present in every Jewish house of worship. Once lit, the oil lamp should never be extinguished
Only a tiny jug of oil was found with only enough for a single day. The oil lamp was filled and lit. Then a miracle occurred as the tiny amount of oil stayed lit not for one day, but for eight days
Jews celebrate Chanukah to mark the victory over the Syrians and the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple. The Festival of the Lights, Chanukah, lasts for eight days to commemorate the miracle of the oil. The word Chanukah means "rededication".
The festival is observed in Jewish homes by the kindling of lights (on the Menorah- in hebrew Chanukia - as on above photee) on each of the festival's eight nights, one on the first night, two on the second night and so on.
Posted by LILI FORBERG at 12/27/2005 11:18:00 PM
Monday, December 26, 2005
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Una's comedy debut rocked. she kicked everyone's ass and won. well done. So, because I am a photographer, I didn't take any photos. So here are a few I stole from Corina's and Sarah's blogs.
In other news, I am jetsetting back to Dublin on Monday night for a shoot on Tuesday morning. Flying back then on Wednesday morning so no time to do anything really.
Posted by LILI FORBERG at 12/15/2005 11:16:00 AM
Monday, December 12, 2005
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
Got Galway Now in the post today. It was the New Years Eve shoot I did with Corina, it looks pretty well (except some of the inside pages were printed a bit dark and flat) but over all I'm pretty happy. Looking forward to seeing Cork Now as well. It's a pitty some of the shots had to be seperated between the magazines as I think all of them together work really well as an editorial. Well done Corina for the styling (and 'shoot production'- yaaaaay)
Posted by LILI FORBERG at 12/05/2005 11:46:00 PM
Friday, December 02, 2005
(because I am a big geek) I have started my own communal blog (live journal community) especially for amazing makeup and beauty shots. So all you make up freaks out there- check out
join and start posting.
Posted by LILI FORBERG at 12/02/2005 11:39:00 PM
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Posted by LILI FORBERG at 12/01/2005 11:17:00 PM