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Apr. 6th, 2008 | 02:31 pm
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Hello Alan Rickman Fans. Please don't hate me for not letting you know what I found, but if I had, I would have never acquired this masterpiece.
Do you guys remember this picture?

Well. . .I won it! The original!
The photographer, Oleg Micheyev, from this website:http://www.oleg-photo.com/ was selling his work on Ebay. *does happy dance*
I'll see if I can scan it when I get, it to provide you guys, my fellow Rickmaniacs, with a better quality photo.

On a different note, I was "tagged" by my Youtube pal RhiannanAR to make a video with five facts about myself. My windows movie maker pooped out on me, so this is made with InterVideo WinDVD Creator. So here is a little something about me:



I forgot to mention that I found an awesome website. You can upload music, video, pictures, and sound clips and send them to your phone. I was having trouble getting Alan Rickman ringtones for my phone, but with this site I was able to upload clips of AR. Then the site texts you the url to your phone where you can the download it. I now have AR ringtones and background! *does another happy dance!* Website= http://www.myxertones.com/

UPDATE:
Here is the ebay description:
This is one of my photographs of Alan Rickman shot in London in 2004. That time I used a Contax viewfinder on my Leica as the original one I dropped on concrete floor in a mental hospital in Tbilisi - Georgia (I photographed mad artists over there for charity). This fact unfortunately affected my portrait of Alan Rickman : I cropped the cat on the window... The photo was printed by me using archival inks on special paper to obtain a unique delicate surface effect. Size of the print is A3 including margins. The photograph is signed and embossed on the bottom right.
The combination of the inks and paper used is very sensitive and it is better not to touch the printed area as it is very easy to leave fingerprints, but because of this combination the photograph has a very beautiful slightly metallic effect. I had two exhibitions in Tokyo sometime ago. The Japanese organisers did not want to kill the surface effect so they put the photographs in frames with no glass. Every morning they used a weak vacuum cleaner from a distance in order to remove traces of dust, as it is impossible to wipe the photos. I personally think that glass on top of the photograph does not spoil the overall effect.


Additional info:
I photographed Alan in London, in the music studio of my friends in Notting Hill. Regarding the mental house in Georgia (it is a former Soviet state, not the American one), it was a simple explanation of my fault as a photographer... OK. Not very simple, sorry... And the photo is 12"x17" including approximately 3/4" margins.

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veradee

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from: veradee
date: Apr. 6th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations! It's a great photo. Did the photographer mention when and where he took it, by any chance?

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 6th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
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I was so excited when I saw it.
Here is the ebay description:
This is one of my photographs of Alan Rickman shot in London in 2004. That time I used a Contax viewfinder on my Leica as the original one I dropped on concrete floor in a mental hospital in Tbilisi - Georgia (I photographed mad artists over there for charity). This fact unfortunately affected my portrait of Alan Rickman : I cropped the cat on the window... The photo was printed by me using archival inks on special paper to obtain a unique delicate surface effect. Size of the print is A3 including margins. The photograph is signed and embossed on the bottom right.
The combination of the inks and paper used is very sensitive and it is better not to touch the printed area as it is very easy to leave fingerprints, but because of this combination the photograph has a very beautiful slightly metallic effect. I had two exhibitions in Tokyo sometime ago. The Japanese organisers did not want to kill the surface effect so they put the photographs in frames with no glass. Every morning they used a weak vacuum cleaner from a distance in order to remove traces of dust, as it is impossible to wipe the photos. I personally think that glass on top of the photograph does not spoil the overall effect.


Additional info:
I photographed Alan in London, in the music studio of my friends in Notting Hill. Regarding the mental house in Georgia (it is a former Soviet state, not the American one), it was a simple explanation of my fault as a photographer... OK. Not very simple, sorry... And the photo is 12"x17" including approximately 3/4" margins.

Edited at 2008-04-06 11:19 pm (UTC)

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veradee

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from: veradee
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
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Thank you! Now we know why there are musical instruments. I had wondered about that.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
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You're welcome.

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Monica

Re: Forgot to mention

from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
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Oo, I hadn't thought of a shadow box. That's a great idea. Thanks.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm so happy!

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Amy

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from: catsplay
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
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OMG IS INSANELY JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ARGH How did I miss this on ebay? Can you link to the auction, I'd love to see it! I'm so excited for you - please take photos when you receive it if you will, or scan.

Did you pay an arm and a leg for it??

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Amy

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from: catsplay
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
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Never mind, I found the auction. DAMN ebay for changing the way that intl items display in search, or I would have been right in there bidding against you. I'm glad you got it, though. It sounds like it's going to be amazing!

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
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Thanks. I'm very excited. Sorry for not sharing sooner, but I wanted it for myself! I knew that if I advertised my find, I would probably not get it or it would have cost A LOT more.

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Amy

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from: catsplay
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
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Indeed. I certainly don't blame you!

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veradee

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from: veradee
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
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How do you find an auction that's already over?

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Amy

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from: catsplay
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
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check off the 'completed' box on the left side of the page. You'll have to be logged in to see them.

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veradee

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from: veradee
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
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Thanks. I hadn't known about that option.

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chando

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from: chando
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 10:19 am (UTC)
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Congrats for your new acquisition! I had never seen that pic before...
Lovely video! It's nice to learn a bit about you in this way... :-)

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. The pic was brought to our attention by another hen. It was also discussed in Sheena's yahoo group (I'm a member)ARP&F.
Thank you as well re: video. It's nice to be able to share a litle of myself with my friends. :^)

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amber_dragon_64

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from: amber_dragon_64
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
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Congrats on the photo :-)

That website looks great for anyone who can't connect their phone to their computer. I'm lucky I can donload stuff directly from my PC to my phone, before I could do that I used the website for the people who make my phone to put my own pics on it as wallpaper etc... :-)

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 7th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Well, now I don't have to wait until my contract is up to get new phone (like I had said to you before.) Now my ringer is: The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore. *is grinning like a fool*

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randomposting

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from: randomposting
date: Apr. 9th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
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That's awesome!!!

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 9th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! *is excited!* By the way, great icon. Can I use it?

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randomposting

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from: randomposting
date: Apr. 9th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
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Of course! :)

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 9th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, again. ;)

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randomposting

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from: randomposting
date: Apr. 9th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
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You're welcome. :)

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