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Norman Jean Roy! He’s all Around Town!

12 Dec

Have you ever wonder why ad photos look so wonderful?  It takes a talented photographer to pull you in, sell you and then surprise you with their talent!  I love photographers and just wanted to give you a heads up, when looking through magazines or at billboards…that the some of the amazing work behind it all belongs to Norman Jean Roy!

Especially during the Holiday season, you will see his work and many companies know him, seek him out… he’s ranked as one the top industry photographers!    Take Banana Republic’s Holiday advertisements, that’s his work!  And there are many others!  You can have the beautiful clothes, gorgeous models and a great makeup team; but it takes a talented photographer to capture it all; conveying the message!   Norman Jean Roy does just that and does it well!

Norman Jean Roy , a native born of Montreal can give you a photo to grab you (it only takes 5 to 6 seconds to get your attention for a photo)! In my point of view, if you study his photos, there is always the emphasis of the subject’s eyes.  Though numerous  shots may be taken, the one that he selects always shows captivating eyes!  He also has a wonderful life story on becoming a photographer; it will inspire you.  Please read his bio steps in Vogue®, by clicking this –> NORMANJEANROY.

Here are some more exciting photos!  Next time, when looking at photos; whether it’s on billboards, magazines or catalogs; take a moment to look at the credits to see all collaborators which made it happen!  I’ll bet you now will recognize this photographer’s name Norman Jean Roy!  “That’s him! 🙂

Now, let’s just say or I can imagine if it was asked of me what photographer’s work do I admire?  I would say Norman Jean Roy!!!!! He’s would be my 1st choice of course; I would love him to be thee one photographer to take my photos! He’s as talented as they come!  🙂

Idris Elba

Louis Vuitton

George Clooney, Obession

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design

I hope I’ve nudged you to really look at the photos that you come across! Have fun looking!

Now, I am off to go shopping, the days are narrowing down…before you know it… the Christmas Holiday is here!

Letia 🙂

Photos by Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair, Vogue and Banana Republic publications.   His studio is located in New York City: 601 West 26th Street, Suite 310 New York, NY 10001.  T+212/206/9066 F+212/206/9987.  For all studio inquiries, contact studio@njrstudio.com  


 

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BBC’s Luther Season 3, Taping Has Begun!

19 Nov

Shooting has started my friends!   So please be patient!   I know it’s hard…but as soon as a date is set for airing, I will let everyone know!   Do you realize over 22,000 people were ecstatic about this!  Over 5,000 people sharing the good news and I am one of them!

If you are reading this and saying, what’s the big deal!  You probably wouldn’t understand at this particular moment – however….you can always catch-up if you like a good thriller!

For those who do understand, you are very, very happy right about now!  😉 🙂

Here’s a trivia question for you Luther fans!  Who is the American detective that is incorporated secretly in the series?  I give a hint, the clothes!  Alice!!!!!!!!!!!

Airdate: Tuesday September 3rd, 2013 at 10pm/9c in the USA!   UK, I still waiting for the date!

Luther 3 with Idris Elba

Letia!

BBC America’s Luther – Season 3! Anxiously Awaiting!

2 May

Idris Elba as John Luther, BBC America Luther 3 mini-series

OK, it’s time already!!!!  I’m having a Luther withdrawal!!   See I am a certified fan!  This is the time where I get all giddy about Luther.  Fans already know, but this post is about for those who are not that “hip” about Luther, played by Idris Elba.

Early January, BBC America had announced that it will co-produce yet another series!  The third installment of Luther,  a Golden Globe was awarded to Idris Elba for his role.

This time it will be a four-part miniseries set to premiere as part of BBC America’s Dramaville.  I don’t know the  airdate yet; but as soon as I find out… I will definitely share!

Elba will display his role as the unethical, but brilliant detective and his team:  Warren Brown (DS Justin Ripley), Dermot Crowley (DSU Martin Schenk) Nikki Amuka-Bird (DS Erin Gray), and Michael Smiley (Benny Silver) will be right there, partaking in the mayhem.

I remember when Luther first aired, it was stated it would not last; in fear of cancellation..dumped.  Due to the fan base and the rippling story writing, it was not long it was global talk.  Before you could blink an eye, talks were about would there be a 2nd installment and here we ALL are awaiting the 3rd installment impatiently.  At least I am!!!

Now I am one of the people who loves a mystery, here in the States I am always watching the PBS’s for any detective series airing.  I can see the  John Luther character also quickly becoming one of their detective staples.  This would be only well after BBC America has decided to syndicate the entire Luther series!

So don’t forget, BBC America’s new Dramaville franchise, it is said to become the home for groundbreaking British drama.  So cheers to Neil Cross, a brilliant, brilliant writer.  The executive producer Phillippa Giles for the upcoming 4th installment of Luther again in a four-part mini-series. Idris Elba will be co-producing the series too!

Congratulations once again on Elba’s 2011 Golden Globe award and Emmy nomination in 2011 , plus his second consecutive NAACP Image Award nomination for his John Luther performance.  He has come a long way from ‘The Wire”, wishing him and his other cast members much success!

So what am I going to do while waiting for the series to begin.  I going to plan a Luther fest at my house to watch Luther’s first and second series again.   Then will I’ll  be really ready for the 3rd series to begin!   Neil Cross…..I can’t wait to find out the storylines!

ALICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Season 3 , see link

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Letia 🙂

I Want to Watch Luther 2, I Don’t Have BBC One®

29 Jun

The anticipated Luther 2 series has started, Episode 3 aired yesterday!  I have received so many e-mails about the series and how much you all are enjoying it and the Luther Facebook page too! 

However, some of you have stated that you are unable to watch the Luther 2 series due to BBC One is not in the channel lineup via your cable network or you don’t have cable.  I have a solution!!! < in a high pitched voice!>

Please try watching the episode videos via Sidereel.   Search for the episode, review link (I’d used www.megavideo.com), download Real Player® and upload XVID software both, to view on your PC or laptop.  Please note the stream of 72 minutes may be the maximum allowed for your IP address restrictions. 

http://www.sidereel.com/Luther

Oh!  Please let me know how/what you think about Episode 1’s ending!   Here’s Episode 3’s highlight – where did you park your car?  LOL  Also, have the you notice the fashion is purposely dark; but stylish.

http://youtu.be/z0R40FXw0yA

Letia 🙂

BBC One’s Luther 2nd Season It’s Coming! Hold Tight!!!

12 May

It’s coming!  Hold Tight!

Afflicted by the brutal murder of his wife, DCI Luther has to continue policing in a very different world, fighting for his job and his freedom in two distinctive two-part stories.  Drama, crime, great music, great characters!  This is BBC’s most anticipated series!  Tell me what you are dying to find out????

http://youtu.be/cRTdRuO_bBg

http://youtu.be/aV_zICSEcPw

http://youtu.be/q05LweoDArA

As my Aunt Vadney would say ” No spoilers, here luv”!  I predict, #5 video will release the airing date.

Here’s 1 and 2; as they become available I will add to this post!  5 has a surprise!!!!!!!!

Oh don’t forget to see Idris Elba in Thor, out in movie theaters  now!

Letia 🙂

BBC’s Luther 2nd Season – Idris Elba

30 Jan
Luther (TV series)

 

 

Here’s my response to the many e-mails I received on Luther, do I know?

Yes,  Yes….there’s going to be a second season!

BBC did announce Luther second series will be airing in the Spring!.  It will broadcast as two two-hour long specials, on BBC One; no dates published yet.  They just finished filming.

It’s so hard to believe when Luther originally aired in the UK, the ratings were said to be decreasing during the series. The series was up against such shows as against ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and Coronation Street; which played a major reason.

I must admit, the fans who created such a stir frenzy that the series was definitely a must see; surely proved that by having such positive feedback of the series was the catalyst of BBC One’s decision to allow the series to be included in the line-up of many cable networks!

And even when it could n’t get any better, Idris Elba received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.   Although the Golden Globe award went to Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack; the nomination clearly shows the decision to continue the series was definitely a good choice!

Many of you have asked, who is my favorite character?  Of course, Idris Elba who plays John Luther!  Then there’s Ruth Wilson, who plays Alice.  My favorite quote by her?  ” I did it for YOUUUU”!  Her acting, well let’s say..so believable!

With Neil Cross’s writing, the Luther cast and our love for knowing what’s going on across the pond, I believe we all are anxiously waiting for “What’s next?”.  The acting is so superb and drama to the highest!  I’m wondering, are you wondering?

If you are on Facebook and haven’t done so already, you can join the page name Luther, join the Discussions tab to be part of all the buzz with people around the world, all waiting and telling what they liked about the series!  And I’m sure, also the second series when it begins airing in a few months!  Everyone is sooooo bloody happy!

See! Once again, I didn’t give too much away, for those who have n’t seen it (see my first commentary).  It’s now on DVD, so it’s not too late to catch up!

So everyone, let’s get ready!

Letia 😉

BBC America’s Luther – Idris Elba!

5 Dec

When talking with my Aunt Vadney who lives in London, she keeps asking if  I have been watching the BBC’s mini-series, named Luther.    My answer, usually is…. Hmmm, not yet!  

Last night I should n’t have had 2 cups of coffee so late, I couldn’t go to sleep!   So when checking last night my cable’s ON DEMAND line-ups, I’d noticed BBC America.  Luther was listed, so I began watching the 6 – part mini-series on my cable,  this was about 9 PM and here it is 7 AM in the morning and I just finished, I was also watching Law & Order UK <great too!>

Such a fantastic writer, Neil-Cross has brought his characters to life and I must say his creation of this 6 – part mini-series was so full of suspense, I was at the edge of my seat !  My pooch was wondering, why I kept jumping up and down! 

Neil Cross

Without giving away too much, Idris Elba <love him!> is the brilliant London murder detective, John Luther (DCI) solving the most unbelievable, yet believable crimes.  However, it’s not just solving mysteries, the BBC series leaves you memorized in getting to know this detective’s crazed life, sometimes leaving you to shake your head, but often sympathize with him at times!  The wonderful cast always leaves the viewer, with the question, “What do we do now?”  Superb acting!  The characters just popped off the screen.<video below>

There’s going to be a  Season 2  and I definitely can’t wait!  Now, if you want to partake in a great story-line with a lot of suspense; check it out!   You won’t be disappointed!

If you want more of the East London born actor;  Idris Elba has joined the cast of  ‘Thor’, the Marvel Studios film about the Norse God of thunder; coming in May 2011.  He plays Heimdall, the guardian of Asgard.  A very important role protecting the Rainbow Bridge, so there will be a lot of action! 

Well, thanks Aunt Vadney!  Better late, then never they say!!  Well, it’s 8:30 AM, I ‘m going to sleep!  🙂  zzzzz

www.bbcamerica.com/video/luther.jsp

Be well – Letia

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