Photographer: CJC Photography
Models: Daniel Rengering and Lauren Summer
In present-day France, a faded daguerreotype and a bundle of letters send Lucy and Tadeusz off on a voyage of discovery spanning two centuries.
Marie was a young Parisian artist, who died a premature death in the mid-nineteenth century. The yellowed pages of her letters reveal evidence of a secret affair between her and a mysterious, unnamed pianist. Who was the musician? As Lucy delves deeper into the distant past, the signs point towards one person: Frederic Chopin.
Could the dashing, handsome young man Marie writes of so fondly really be the musical genius who inspired generations of artists after him? If so, does that somehow relate to Marie’s premature demise? What happened to her in Paris that changed her life so drastically?
Prepare to meet a side of Frederic Chopin that the history books forgot!
Cheeky Kea Printworks, a subsidiary of The Cheeky Kea Charitable Trust, is a New Zealand-based social enterprise. We are a non-profit publishing house, dedicated to helping people with disabilities and/or socio-economic disadvantages to achieve financial liberation through careers in the arts. It is our vision that no creative soul be left behind due to poverty, and no person be let without some means of earning an income, regardless of their disabilities and disadvantages. We believe everyone deserves to live comfortably and feel like a valued member of society.
Two months after surviving an accident that should have killed him, Austin Bennet woke up with his bed on fire. That was only the beginning. As a foreboding scar spreads on his chest, Austin discovers that he has inhuman abilities. Soon hiding from the government’s enforcers, Austin finds himself swept away by The Orchid, a reckless insurgent who happens to also be one of the plenaries, a powerful race of beings with incredible powers and technology that were outlawed by society decades ago.
But is it really the plenaries humans should fear? When rumors surface about someone manipulating the world government, Austin’s new allies fear an old enemy of theirs has returned. Could Austin be the key to reunifying humans and plenaries? Or is he just a tool of destruction created for an even darker purpose?