‘FOCUS ON THE FEMALE’ Art Created During Lockdown Award | The Cynthia Corbett Gallery & Young Masters Art Prize

Thrilled to announce that ‘Florence Lightingale’ received The FOCUS ON THE FEMALE Art Created During Lockdown Award. “Away from the worn-out out-of-date academic portrait of the female muse, Cristina Schek’s attention-grabbing images are inspired by literature and history. I marvel at her unique quirky portraits of modern life, in interiors brimming with warm comfy chintz and…

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‘Focus On The Female’ Exhibition | The Cynthia Corbett Gallery 20th July – 31st October 2021

Thrilled to be part of ‘Focus On The Female’ Exhibition, presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery during their Summer Residency at The Exhibitionist Hotel in South Kensington! And delighted to see one of my most recent works ‘Alice, 2021’ featured on the show invite. There will be two Private View days and would be lovely to see you on 20th or…

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‘Focus On The Female’ Exhibition | The Cynthia Corbett Gallery 20th July – 31st October 2021

Thrilled to be part of ‘Focus On The Female’ Exhibition, presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery during their Summer Residency at The Exhibitionist Hotel in South Kensington! And delighted to see one of my most recent works ‘Alice, 2021’ featured on the show invite. There will be two Private View days and would be lovely to see you on 20th or…

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www.LeighPictureGallery.co.uk is now live! | Website Design

New website launched today! Congratulations to Leigh Warnick for his brave new gallery direction embracing Fine Arts and to local architect and brilliant artist Doina Moss, for the Gallery interior design. Very proud of this labour of love. Please, visit the website www.leighpicturegallery.co.uk and also have a look at the Artists section where I’m featuring as an…

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“Cristina’s composed, professional approach reassured me from our first meeting.
She showed immense patience as I fussed and changed my mind on countless occasions, calmly guiding me through the entire process, making valuable suggestions along the way.

Cristina has helped me create a beautifully clear and comprehensive website, propelling my work into the design world, it’s so nice to finally showcase my work through my website.

I am still able to email Cristina for support and advise which has been invaluable and have no hesitation in recommending Cristina to produce a website for you!”

–  Lara Sparey, www.larasparey.com

(S)he Who Sleeps And Dreams | Book Cover

Delighted to announce a new Book Cover design for ‘(S)he Who Sleeps And Dreams’ by Cezarina Anghilac. Six brilliant dark fantasy stories, a blend of  magic realism, horror and historical fiction. Published by Editura Tritonic (click here to buy).   “Having a great book cover is extremely important as I believe the cover is the…

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www.FeatherstoneCairns.com is now live! | Website Design

Pleased to announce the launch of  www.featherstonecairns.com. Featherstone Cairns is an independent public relations consultancy founded by Ruth Cairns in 2015,  delivering communications campaigns that are intelligent and imaginative, with tenacity and wit. “Cristina Schek is creative, patient and thoughtful, and truly cares about designing the perfect website for the client. I am delighted with…

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“Cristina was very professional and lovely to work with. She understood my brief straight away and delivered the look I was trying to capture in my work. She made me feel at ease on a busy and stressful day. I’ve already planned for another photoshoot with Cristina and looking forward to it.” Lindsey Gibbins, Hair & Make-up Artist

Cristina Schek | Artsy Viewing Room

Visit my Viewing Room on  Artsy open until Monday 18th October 2021, courtesy Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Follow this link: https://bit.ly/CristinaSchekArtsyViewingRoom Also, 21st October 6pm you are personally invite to the long-awaited Focus On The Female Awards Ceremony & Jazz Night when we will gather at The Exhibitionist Hotel to hear the selections of Judges Dr Chris Blatchley and Vestalia Chilton and celebrate together.

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The secret is out!

For nearly two centuries, painting and photography have co-existed. We are used to seeing photographs of painters at work, and there are plenty of paintings of painters painting, but paintings of photography are more unusual. Perhaps the photographers were always in such a rush that they couldn’t wait for the painter to transform their canvas…

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Hot Off The Press

I took this photo of Queen Of British Pop Art Deborah Azzopardi on a beautiful sunny day ☀️ just like today. Still have that special sunshine in my soul. Published in The Jewish Chronicle. And what are the chances of having the painting I have modelled for published on the same page? Can you guess?…

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Save Landmark Arts Centre |

Landmark Arts Centre is this magnificent Gothic style Cathedral where I had my first art fair organised by Landmark Art Fairs – and now this unique Arts Centre is in danger of being forever closed. Unfortunately they are not eligible for any of the Government support grants so they have started several fundraising campaigns. They…

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“Cristina was such a delight and pleasure to work with. Being in another country on the other side of the world from her, I can not thank Cristina enough for making it so easy and for being so flexible to be communicating with. She was able to project my vision of what I wanted for my website to perfection. She went above and beyond, down to the details that I myself had not thought of. She had an excellent eye for my website, an understanding of what I was about, and her ideas to better my vision for my business were amazing. I am absolutely in love with her work. ” Georgina Mendiola, Makeup artist and hair stylist, www.geomendi.com 

Star Print Stationers and Artist’s Materials | Artist Of The Week

Thank you Star Print Stationers and Artist’s Materials for this amazing feature! http://www.starprint-twickenham.co.uk Star Print Stationers and Artist’s Materials ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ARTIST OF THE WEEK – CRISTINA SCHEK ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We were first introduced to Cristina by ‘Fern Boy’ ‘who’ had been selected by the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Council to grace the front cover…

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Camden Image Gallery | 12 – 15 June 2019

After last year’s very successful and fun participation in the Salon des Refusés: Exhibition of Artworks Refused from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition brilliantly organised by Happenstance Gallery, when my work ‘Fern Boy’ was awarded first prize Salon des Refusés 2018 The People’s Vote, I’m delighted to take part in this amazing show once again at Camden Image Gallery.…

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Four Ambrotypes With A Surreal Twist

The Daguerreotype by Edgar Allan Poe THIS WORD is properly spelt Daguerréotype, and pronounced as if written Dagairraioteep. The inventor’s name is Daguerre, but the French usage requires an accent on the second e, in the formation of the compound term. The instrument itself must undoubtedly be regarded as the most important, and perhaps the…

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Beauty & the Bard | Editorial Photography

Bask Magazine. Editorial work from our Hampton shoot back in the fall with divine actress Carmela Corbett, who is playing ‘Viola’ in the popular play ‘Shakespeare in Love ‘ based on the screenplay by the American Award-winning film (Jan. 13-Feb. 10). Read article. Make-up by the talented Lindsey Gibbins. Jewellery by Lukie Lowe Jewellery of London-based jeweller and…

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“Cristina is very professional; her work fully met my requests. She helped structure and create a fantastic website for Artpeggios and offered great advice so as to give the best image of my teaching agency. She’s fast and efficient. Cristina is an artist who I like to work with.” – Benjamin Gasiglia, Director of Artpeggios

www.LaraSparey.com is now live! | Website Design

The ultimate cheerful project – working with Lara Sparey, a leading artist who creates unique artworks for public spaces, and build her online presence from scratch. Fully responsive design, as it was noted that most clients use smartphones instead of computers, the site was built Mobile First. Absolutely love Lara’s bold, graphic style! http://www.larasparey.com See other responsive…

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Stay Curious.

Cristina Schek is creative, patient and thoughtful, and truly cares about designing the perfect website for the client. I am delighted with my new website and cannot thank Cristina enough for responding to my woolly brief with visual flair and clear guidance. I would wholeheartedly recommend her. She’s also an excellent photographer (who manages to put even the most awkward of subjects at their ease). – Ruth Cairns, Featherstone Cairns, Independent PR Consultancy

“Having a great book cover is extremely important as I believe the cover is the selling point for the book. Maybe it shouldn’t be, but let’s face the truth, people continue to choose books by their covers. Or their titles.

I am familiarised with her work from the Suspense Magazine, where she illustrates the e-zine’s cover, and I always appreciated her power to translate key words into powerful images. She was my first choice for a book cover designer and my best one. Using only a few key words, the cover was all done in under a week. The whole process from discovery, to design, to revision was a pleasurable experience. I credit the cover design to drawing in virtually every potential reader into purchasing my book. I feel like my writing was expressed perfectly in Cristina’s design.

I highly recommend Cristina Schek to all the authors looking for the best cover for their book. She harvests magic from colours and shapes.” Cezarina Anghilac, writer

“Cristina has been first class in redesigning my website. I first hired her for a photography shoot and then we discussed how the images would fit into my website. We came to the conclusion the website would need a change of design. I’m so pleased with the results and would highly recommend Cristina to anyone. She has a true passion about the work she does and is very professional, efficient, creative, helpful and great to work with. Genuinely a very easy experience for someone like myself who is not at all tech savvy.” Lindsey Gibbins, Hair & Make-up Artist

www.lindseygibbins-hairandmakeup.com is now live! | Website Re-design

Sending this beauty into the World Wide Web! www.lindseygibbins-hairandmakeup.com Super excited about this project as it involved both photography (my number one love) and a website re-design (number 2 burning love) – and the cherry on top – working with Lindsey, who, apart from being extremely talented, is the loveliest person you can meet!  She’s recently…

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Goodstuff | Website Photography

Fronted by dynamic vocalist Vic Bynoe, GOODSTUFF are all world-class musicians who between them have worked with artists as diverse as Eric Clapton, James Brown, Paul Young, The Drifters, Rick Astley, Roger Daltrey, Dexys Midnight Runners, Aztec Camera & Lemar – as well as Film/TV work including Sliding Doors, Mr Bean movies, The Frank Skinner Show…

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(Film/Mental) Editing = bestowing an order upon chaos

www.Young-Masters.co.uk is now live! | Website Design

Delighted to announce the launch of the Young Masters Art Prize new website.  Designed with a fresh new look, responsive on all devices and a user-friendly navigation, updated with the latest information about the Call For Artists officially opening today. And if you’re an artist, you might want to apply for this prestigious prize open to all.  Applications are  invited until…

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“Design is all about finding solutions within constraints. If there were no constraints, it’s not design — it’s art.” — Matias Duarte, Vice President of Design at Google

“Cristina provides an excellent service as a professional photographer for events and exhibitions. I have hired her repeatedly to photograph arts events, including private views, book launches, demonstrations, presentations and exhibitions, since 2013.

Cristina is amazing. She completely understands what is needed and how to capture natural photographs of everyone at an event. Her sensitivity to visual art and the way she can capture the atmosphere of an event are her huge asset. She has a great touch composing dynamic images, and produces a great mix of wide angle shots and details.

She is a real pleasure to work with, relaxed, calm, professional and attentive. She is efficient, turns up exactly when she says she will, and returns skilfully and thoughtfully edited images in a fast turnaround.

I can thoroughly recommend Cristina’s services as a photographer, particularly if you have an art, cultural or creative event that you need coverage for, or you need professional product or portrait photography. She is great at what she does, and is a lovely person to have around too.”

Daisy McMullan FRSA

I specialise in none-intrusive, fly-on-the-wall photography for special occasions & events.

“Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.”

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.”

Diane Arbus

Wet Plate | Portraiture

Experimenting with wet plate portraiture, the digital way. When an antique photographic process (discovered in the mid 19th century, used until the 1880s), isn’t quite alive anymore, you play with the legend. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Because, I’m an analogue girl, living in a digital world… ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Join the mailing list. HUZZAH!

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