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A day in the life in pictures

On June 1, Coasters are invited to pour a coffee or a glass of wine and treat themselves to a photography show set to music in the comfort of their own homes.

On June 1, Coasters are invited to pour a coffee or a glass of wine and treat themselves to a photography show set to music in the comfort of their own homes.

Coast Cable will air A Midsummer's Day Portrait, a collection of Sunshine Coast photographs all taken on June 21, 2008 and set to the music of six local musicians.

"They photographed what was special or important to them," said Marlene Lowden, creator of the show, who used 488 photographs from 35 random, local photographers ages four and up. "Some people just stayed in their backyard. Some were really adventurous and went out in their boat. Lots of people wrote back and said thanks for the day."

The collage of photos moves fluidly to the music of artists Skye Wallace, Angie McCauley, Joe Stanton and The Precious Littles, Wilderness Crew, Verna Chan and Mike Lowden. They accompany themes such as people and places and move from morning to night over the course of the 30-minute production.

Lowden, born and raised around Armours Beach, was inspired by her love of still photography, the Sunshine Coast and a book series she liked, titled A Day in the Life by Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen. Top photographers were given assignments to photograph various countries on the same day for a 24-hour time period to create books about each country.

"I couldn't do mine chronologically," Lowden said. Rather, she arranged the photographs to match the song choices. "It's so beautiful, and it's just one day," she said.

If people are interested in buying discs of the show, they can contact Coast Cable 11 and Lowden will make an order with all proceeds going to a local charity.

A Midsummer's Day Portrait will début June 1 at 7 p.m. with rebroadcasts on June 2 at 9 a.m. and June 3 at 9 p.m. On June 21, to celebrate the anniversary of mid-summer and one year to the day the photographs were taken, airings of the show will be at 9 a.m., noon and 4 p.m.

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