A good intention gone bad

September 28, 2010

Sometimes a good intention is not appreciated and turns negative …
Arguably this is the case of the photo exhibition “Portraits d’influence” by photographer Marie-Claude Hamel and installed at Place Ville Marie (Montreal). Hamel shot pictures of 35 people of influence in Quebec. Tuesday noon while Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) passed before the exhibition, he heard people murmur against those people of influence whose among them is Jean Charest …
Bernard even said that he had to almost use force against the person who accompanied him for lunch (an employee locked out of the Journal de Montreal) when the person saw the photo of Pierre Karl Peladeau. The employee wanted to tear in pieces the photo of the president of Quebecor!
“Fortunately, I calmed him down and he accepted not to do it.” says, laughing Bernard Bujold
Photo 1: Jean Charest
Photo 2: Pierre-Karl Péladeau
See website Portraits of influence

Happy Birthday Google! 12 years old…

September 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Google! 12 years today! (Opened September 27, 1998)
The birthday cake of Google 2010 is drawn by the artist Wayne Thiebaud. He is an American painter whose most famous works are of cakes, pastries, boots and tubes of lipstick.
The thought of the day:” What would we do if Google did not exist?”
See Corporate website of Google ;
See Google.ca

The beauty of Julie Depardieu…

September 27, 2010

Sensual photography is an art that very few photographers have mastered. Veronique Vial succeeds!
His photos of Julie Depardieu half-naked published this week in The Paris Match (newsstand) are exceptional and of great sensuality. But we must also say that Julie is a very beautiful woman, both in her body that in her soul!
See interview Paris Match;
See website Véronique Vial;
Link Pictures of Paris Match;
View photo LeStudio1.com (2003)

It was a small boat…l

September 26, 2010

It was the weekend of cruising boats in the Old Port of Montreal.
The ship AIDAluna was moored in the Old Port of Montreal as well as the giant ship THE WORLD (Floating condos). In all, there were four cruise ships docked in Old Port.
Watch a cruise ship inevitably bring dream of new land distant and of travel.
View photo album LeStudio1.com

About the social media…

September 25, 2010

I read the book written in French by Michelle Blanc, an expert on social media in Quebec and Nadia Seraiocco a web communicator and well known in the public relations.
The book: “Les Médias sociaux 101” is a comprehensive book which traces a accurate picture of the current level of Internet social media. (Facebook, Flickr, Google, Myspace, etc.).
The book is not for experts but rather to the general public and especially business leaders who want to better understand this area of the Internet. The preface is signed by Bruno Guglielminetti formerly from Radio-Canada and now in the private sector in a public relations firm.
One wish: the duo White – Seraiocco should write a volume 2 of their vision of the future Internet …
Link to the book website

The corruption in Quebec

September 24, 2010

The Quebec Province is described as “the most corrupt province in Canada” in Maclean’s magazine currently on newsstands (October 4, 2010). The magazine highlights in the story of 5 pages hearings of the Commission Bastarache who study the appointment of judges in relation to financial backers of Quebec Liberal Party. The report also highlights several other recent cases amongst which the secret wage of $75,000 to Jean Charest.
Note that Premier Jean Charest has appeared before the Commission Bastarache and several observers criticize the conduct of Commissioner Michel Bastarache that is considered too favorable to Jean Charest and his lawyers and more severe to lawyers representing the plaintiffs.
Photo 1: Michel Bastarache;
Photo 2: Jean Charest;
Photo 3: Cover of Maclean’s.
See Story Radio Canada ;
See Maclean’s Magazine ;
See Quebec Prime Minister website

An American in Paris without his laptop…

September 23, 2010

The expert and technology journalist and Internet Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal is returning from a vacation trip to Paris where he had decided to stay without his laptop for 10 days.
He brought with him an iPad, a smart phone (Smart Phone) and a digital camera.
His conclusion: “It is possible to survive without a computer but this mode of survival is not valid for all …” – Walt Mossberg
Photo 1: Illustration The Wall Street Journal
Walt Mossberg See article – The Wall Street Journal

Which book to choose: Anne-Marie Losique or Ingrid Betancourt?

September 22, 2010

Bernard Bujold has read two books that are currently very popular in libraries: Anne-Marie Losique (Confessions Sauvages) and Ingrid Betancourt (Even Silence Has an End).
His conclusion: “The book of Ingrid would make an excellent movie because it is a narrating of Ingrid’s years in the jungle. A story worthy of a superhero!
However, the book of Anne-Marie is very close to a monthly edition of Penthouse. According to me, it’s a media teaser”to warm the public before the opening of her erotic television channel in October.
My personal choice between these two books: Ingrid Betancourt! The Book of Ingrid Betancourt” Even Silence has an End “is a magnificent book. I’ve just finished reading it and I consider very exciting the aspects of political life as well as the description of life as a hostage in jungle. I recommend the book!
Available in many language (Original in French).”
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold at the Indigo bookstore (Montreal);
Photo 2: Bernard Bujold and the book of Ingrid Betancourt;
Photo 3: Ingrid Betancourt in New York.
See book critic Ingrid Betancourt The New York Times;
See photo Ingrid Betancourt LeStudio1.com;
See Anne Marie Losique website;

The Legend of the Horse SECRETARIAT…

September 22, 2010

Several American media have began to promote the film SECRETARIAT that Walt Disney will launch next October 8.
Bernard Bujold has seen the movie and he was impressed by the quality of this story. It must be said that Bernard is a great lover of horses …
But beyond any doubt, the film SECRETARIAT is an inspiring story that will inspires perseverance over obstacles that we all face to succeed in our individual lives. In theaters starting October 8.
Photo: Posters of the film
See public website for the movie SECRETARIAT

Erotic according to Anne-Marie Losique…

September 20, 2010

It was autumn 1997 at the World Film Festival of Montreal. I met there the daughter of the founding president of WFF Serge Losique, Anne-Marie, during one of the official functions of the festival. I had found her very friendly but slightly prudish …
A close friend of Anne-Marie had introduced me by suggesting that I become Anne-Marie’s boyfriend as she was single at the time … (Like today actually)
Finally, we exchanged our cards, but neither one nor the other had responded. At the time, I had seen Anne-Marie fairly bright and above all she seemed to have developed a business acumen as her father, a character that I like very much. (He would have made an excellent stepfather …)
Today in 2010, the success of Anne-Marie demonstrates clearly that she understand business and television. She has just published a photo book and she is starting an erotic television station on the cable next month.
Picture1: Book cover
Picture 2: Anne-Marie Losique and Bernard Bujold -1997
See text of the Journal de Montréal ;
See photos WFF 1997 ;
See Anne Marie Losique website;