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Exhibitions

Screenwriters – Cannes

In 2000, Mike collaborated with Mika Manninen and Helena Lumme to bring their internationally acclaimed exhibition to the Cannes Film Festival.

Based on their major photo exhibits at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, award-winning authors Lumme and Manninen reveal the hidden talents behind Hollywood's most famous films. Forty-eight leading screenwriters are introduced in brilliant portrait photography and their own revealing words. From Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard), Ernest Lehman (North by Northwest), and Robert Towne (The Firm) to Oliver Stone (Platoon), Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle) and Richard La Gravanese (The Horse Whisperer), 18 Academy Award winners and another 18 nominees are featured among these remarkable color and black & white portraits.

Screenwriters: America's Storytellers in Portrait at Amazon.com

Ken Russell – Pula

Before finding fame as a director of films such as Women in Love, Tommy and The Devils, Russell worked as a freelance photographer, and began taking photographs in 1951, aged 23.

Although these are among of the first photographs to capture fledgling youth culture in London, they remained unseen for 50 years, and were only rediscovered in an archive in 2005.

Mike brought Ken Russell to Istria to the Motovun Film Festival and created the environment for Galerie Makina to have Ken’s photos in Pula the same year.

Galerija Makina at TimeOut Croatia

Nick Wall – Pula/Zagreb

As a photographer who mainly covers film and TV industry, Nick Wall has portrayed many celebrities, including Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, Adrien Brody, Colin Firth, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Michael Caine, Michelle Yeoh, Tilda Swinton and many others.

His work includes photos from the films 'Sexy Beast' by Jonathan Glazer and 'Duchess' by Saul Dibb. He participated in more than a hundred film and TV projects. His latest works include those on the films 'Singularity' by Roland Joffe and 'Gravity' by Alfonso Cuaron.

Galerija Makina at TimeOut Croatia

Streetkids United – worldwide

Streetkids United II - The Girls From Rio is a documentary film about a life-changing experience for a group of girls from the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the Favela Street Girls, who are chosen to represent Brazil during the Street Child World Cup 2014.

Robin Utrecht photographed the girls, who have faced crime, violence and social problems during their lives, and their coaches work hard to become a winning team. Their journey to the unknown finally rewards them with much more. This is Robin’s record of that movie producer by Film and Music Entertainment and Jaja Productions.

Streetkids United – worldwide <em>Photo: Robin Utrecht and Marco Hofste</em>
Photo: Robin Utrecht and Marco Hofste
Streetkids United – worldwide <em>Photo: Robin Utrecht and Marco Hofste</em>
Photo: Robin Utrecht and Marco Hofste
Streetkids United – worldwide <em>Photo: Robin Utrecht and Marco Hofste</em>
Photo: Robin Utrecht and Marco Hofste
Streetkids United – worldwide <em>Photo: Robin Utrecht and Marco Hofste</em>
Photo: Robin Utrecht and Marco Hofste

Official website of Streetkids United – worldwide


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