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Friday, March 18, 2011

Jody Martin Joins Jill-e™ Designs as Senior Vice President / Sales

Brings Extensive Knowledge of / Experience in Fashion Consumer Markets

ORLANDO – Jill-e Designs, creator of sturdy, stylish camera and carry bags for today’s technology-rich, on-the-go lifestyle, has hired Jody Martin as the company’s new Senior Vice President / Sales, it was announced today.  Martin most recently was employed by Tumi Inc. – the global fashion bag and accessories company.

Martin, whose responsibilities for Jill-e Designs’ worldwide sales operations began last week, brings extensive experience in fashion consumer markets to her new company.  Over the last 15 years, she has overseen the sales and promotion of such high-profile products as Tumi bags, Godiva chocolates and Levi Strauss clothing for major accounts that have included Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, JC Penney, Nordstrom’s and Saks 5th Avenue.

“Jody is a real find, with precisely the knowledge and experience we’re looking for – and we’re delighted to have her join our growing team,” said Gail Backal, President of Jill-e Designs.  “We’re confident she’ll have an immediate impact regarding our plans to grow into the broader fashion consumer segment, and I’m looking forward to working with Jody on opportunities with the top names on the national and global retail scene.”

Pentax 645D Lens Line-Up

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From The Pentax K5 Silver edition to 645D news and even a Pentax GPS unit has some nice hands-on coverage of the news from the CP+ Show
English Translation HERE

High End Cuisine and High End Hasselblad Cameras Unite for a Scandinavian Victory

16/03/2011 Hasselblad photographer Jeff Nalin captures official portraits of the three Scandinavian winners of the world-renowned Bocuse d’Or culinary „Olympics“ in Lyon, France.
Passion and creativity - two staples for gastronomy and photography - were in abundance at the 2011 Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France this past January. Founded more than 20 years ago as an international stepping stone for talented young chefs, the Bocuse d'Or is named after its creator, renowned French chef and pioneer of modern French cuisine, Paul Bocuse.

For the first time, Hasselblad participated in this prestigious event with an on-site studio where chefs de cuisine photographer Jeff Nalin used a Hasselblad H4D-40 camera to capture official portraits of the three winners. Uwe Moebus, Managing Director, Hasselblad France and Hasselblad Germany remarked that "Hasselblad is proud to be an official supplier of the Bocuse d'Or 2011. We enjoyed working with our Lyon area partner Carré Couleur and Jeff Nalin, one of the most respected photographers of the high end culinary scene. We are honored that Nalin, who has made portraits of the most famous chefs de cuisine for his book, 'Scenes deux Chefs', uses a Hasselblad camera to capture his exceptional images." The cooperation between Bocuse d'Or, Hasselblad and Nalin will continue in the future, as the photographer will capture portraits at national and continental events.

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