Time is running out for LISA FOLINO’S campaign to exhibit her photography in Venice! HELP!!!!

Do you remember my last blog post about my friend LISA FOLINO the FINE ART photographer? Lisa has been given an incredible opportunity to exhibit her work at the largest international art platform, The 2017 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.
We have been running a crowdfunding campaign on Hatchfund to help Lisa realise her lifelong dream.
We are in the final stages of the campaign and at this time, Lisa hasn’t met her goal. 😦 It takes a lot to ask a friend or acquaintance for help, but I really want to help Lisa make this journey to Venice – so I’m going to ask anyway 🙂

We are holding a raffle – tickets are $10 each – and you can purchase as many as you want. If we sell a minimum of 200 tickets, someone will be chosen to win one of Lisa’s prints.

Just imagine – you could have one of these awesome pieces of fine art photography in YOUR home!!!

All you have to do is:

1.Visit https://www.hatchfund.org/project/grace_and_truth and chose your donation level.

For example, if you donate $50 you’ll have 5 tickets in the raffle, $100 you’ll have 10 tickets, $10 you’ll have one ticket.

2. Come back here to this blog post and in the comments below tell me YOUR NAME and YOUR DONATION AMOUNT. The raffle will be drawn Friday night 4/28/17 at approx 8pm.

3. Remember, if you choose to support this campaign in any way, you will receive a CHARITABLE RECEIPT.

4. This is TIME SENSITIVE – this campaign finishes later on this week at MIDNIGHT FRIDAY 28TH APRIL.

To donate please visit:
To see an animated video of the complete portfolio please click here.
I really appreciate you taking the time to read this blog post, if you have any questions please contact me at bernasconiphotography@gmail.com 
Thanks everyone,
Chris 🙂

My talented friend is exhibiting her photography in Venice and needs OUR help

I love photography – I love the way different people ‘see’ and express their views and feelings through their photography.

Let me introduce my beautiful friend Lisa Folino to you. She is a fine art photographer based in Los Angeles and creates some seriously beautiful work.

It has been a lifelong dream of hers to exhibit in the oldest and most prestigious art fair in the world – The Venice Biennale.

As fate would have it, a couple of months back, she received an exclusive invitation to exhibit her work in the Biennale.

Exhibits in this art fair reach over 300,000 people over a six-month period. Lisa’s participation in the Biennale opens the opportunity to expand her cultural reach globally.

An exhibition of this size and scale is WAY BEYOND her financial means, therefore I am asking you to ‘HELP ME TO HELP HER’ to get to Venice…

ANY DONATION would be greatly appreciated – no matter what size.

To read more about this campaign AND DONATE please visit http://www.hatchfund.org/project/grace_and_truth

To see more of Lisa’s work visit https://www.lisafolino.com/

To learn more about the Biennale visit http://www.labiennale.org

Lisa is offering great ‘perks’ for all donations and support levels start from just $10 through to $15,000.

All support is tax deductible.

Thanks everyone for helping me to help a very talented fellow photographer 🙂


Update from the ‘Grateful Project’

Hi everyone,

The last few days I’ve been grateful for places I’ve been, people I’ve loved and things I have – The geraniums in the garden, my Nan, and my Go Pro Video Camera.

What are you grateful for today?

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics 🙂

Day seventeen  – I’m grateful for the beautiful colours in my garden that make me smile…I love the geraniums….they remind me of Italy…xxx rockin the ‘nifty fifty’ 1.4 prime lens


Day eighteen  – Today my brother and I were talking about my Nan, a wonderful woman who had a huge impact in my life….I’m grateful that I had her in my life and that now I stay connected with her by wearing her wedding ring – which fits on my pinky…thats how tiny she was…miss you Nan xxx


Day seventeen  –Today I’m grateful for my GoPro. Not only is it an awesome video camera, it takes great pics up close and really distorts the image. I’m also grateful to my supermodel – Miss Molly and the fact that we got back from our walk before the storm:)


Renee & Aydin….a day of love….

Renee and Aydin are a very special couple to me. I have had the pleasure of getting to know them and their family over the past few years.

They decided to tie the knot in November last year at Burnham Grove , a stunning heritage venue near Camden.

It was a beautiful wedding…

Aydin and the groomsmen dressed at his parents home in Cecil Hills. We had so much fun, thanks to Aydin and all the groomsmen for making my job so easy!

Renee and the bridesmaids dressed at Aydin and Renees home in Bradbury.

She looked absolutely stunning and the girls looked gorgeous in pink and silver….

We took lots of pics and before we knew it, it was time to go…

Aydin arrived at the ceremony on his Dad’s Harley, fully escorted by some other Harley enthusiasts.

The groomsmen were in a Red chevy and Renee arrived in a pink cadillac (envious, aren’t you?)

It was just fantastic!!

Lots of dark rain clouds threatened but held off for the entire afternoon.

The ceremony was lovely, it was held in a hedged area of the garden.

We then spent the next few hours taking pics of the bridal party, the cars and of course the happy couple.

The reception was held inside a beautiful marquee on the lawn and was complete with some very funny speeches (by the best man), wonderful food and music and a real party atmosphere.

Congratulations again guys, I wish you all the happiness in the world..

Don’t forget to click on the first photo to start the slideshow.

Please feel free to contact me in the comments section below or on Facebook , twitter  or pinterest.

Photo of the Day…Paris – J’Adore….

The French term J’adore literally means ‘I adore you’ – which is exactly how I feel about Paris.

I fell in love with this city the moment I got off the plane from Nice and saw a woman put down her ‘cabin’ bag and let her dog out!

It is SO sophisticated…I LOVE the architecture and the rich history of this city.

The food is to die for, there are lots of famous museums and art galleries and of course one of the worlds most iconic structures – The Eiffel Tower.

Built in 1889, it stands 320 metres high it is the most visited paid monument in the world…

Every night at around 11pm the tower lights up with a million fairy lights….

It really takes your breath away….. 🙂