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Coloratti News: Marcus Bell and the Queensland Floods


by Brenda K. Hipsher – January 26th, 2011

Most of us in the US just watched in horror at the news coverage of the massive flooding in Queensland, Australia recently. Coloratti Marcus Bell watched from a different vantage point… his studio, called Studio Impressions,  is in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Marcus has put forth his own initiative and is linking to other charitable organization who are working to provide relief to the victims of the flooding. Here’s what Marcus has to say about the flooding and his new project:

“You have probably seen the news footage about the Queensland Flood Disaster and you know that Brisbane, the capital of Queensland is my home.  While neither my business or my home were inundated with flood waters many of my clients, my friends and my family have been badly affected.  Many have lost everything they own and the recovery is going to be a long slow process.    I think what has touched me the most is that many of the people have worked their entire lives and in one day they have lost everything, not only all their possessions but also their homes.  The saddest part is that for most of them the insurance companies will not be honoring their policies, claiming that it was a natural disaster rather than a flood.  This means that they will also be left with mortgages for homes that are either inhabitable or not physically there anymore. This has simply spurred me on even more to help those that really need a hand,  after all this could of happen to any of us.”

All of us were upset by the tragedy. Marcus has decided to do something.

First, he’s selling Artist Proof Prints of ten of his favorite images with ALL proceeds going to the Queensland Flood Disaster Relief Fund.    He is aiming to raise a minimum of $10,000 for the Floods through the fine art print sales alone.

Second he’ll be donating 20% of all sales of the Marcus Bell Photographers Resource Products during January and February, this includes the sales from the 5 new Instant Effects Presets just released.

Visit the gallery and see the images chosen for the Artist Proof Prints.  The images are varied and all of them beautiful… color and black & white, abstract and literal… a great collection of varied images.

We’re proud to have Marcus Bell as part of the X-Rite Coloratti program.  And we wish him success in his attempts to raise money for those who were  affected by the floods.

He’s right…. it could happen to any of us.

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