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“EXPERIMENT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, T RY D I F F E R E N T T H I N G S I N O R D E R TO F IN D OU T WH AT YOU LIKE A N D IN WHICH D I R E C T I O N Y O U WA N T T O G O .”

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“INS PIR AT IO N C AN BE F O U N D A N Y W H E R E .”


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Tell us a little bit about yourself

What do you want people to think/see/feel when they see your work?

I am a 20-year-old photographer living in Graz, Austria. I started with photography about three years ago and now

I want people to feel inspired when they see my work.

it is all I ever want to do. I also have an obsession with

Just how I feel when I see the work of my favourite pho-

gloomy, rainy days and Great Britain.

tographers. I want people to be inspired to go outside and try to create something of their own.

How do you gather inspiration? Basically, inspiration can be found anywhere. During train rides, I love to listen to music and just look out of the

Do you prefer to shoot film or digital?

window. These simple moments can be the most inspir-

That’s a tough question. Both film as well as digital have

ing. Besides that, I also gather inspiration by flipping

their advantages and disadvantages. What I really like

through magazines or browsing through other photogra-

about film is this special ‘film look’ - the colours, the dy-

pher’s work.

namic range and just the nostalgic feeling film transmits. Unfortunately, shooting film is quite expensive. With

How would you explain your style of photography?

digital photography, on the other hand, you have more control over the whole image. However, digital images

It’s really hard for me to describe my style of photogra-

often seem rather plain and just don’t have the same

phy because I don’t think that I’ve found ‘my style’ yet. In

depth (emotionally as well as technically). All in all, I think

fact, I’ve been struggling with my style for this past year

I would shoot mostly film if money weren’t a factor.

and that’s why I think I’ve been creating rather inconsis-

What advice would you give to people who want to pick up photography?

tent work this year, unfortunately. My style changes from shoot to shoot and I’m not really happy with that.

Experiment as much as possible, try different things in I think, about one year ago, you could have described

order to find out what you like and in which direction you

my style as ‘dark’ or ‘melancholic’ but I think that has

want to go. Also, shoot as much as possible in order to

changed a little bit over the course of this past year.

practise.

Nevertheless, some people still tell me that my work has something ‘mystical’ about it.

What are your next steps? Is there anybody or anything you would love to photograph?

I really want to shoot more and I want to do more fashion photography. I’m also really excited about next summer but I can’t say anything about it yet because nothing is

I would love to travel to Iceland and shoot an editorial

settled yet.

there.

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“P H OTO S H O P O F T E N I S K I N D O F A T R A NS L ATO R F ROM T HE IMAGE IN MY MIN D TO SOMET HIN G VISUA L T H AT I C A N S H A R E W I T H O T H E R S .”

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“ T H E B E AU T I F U L T H I N G A B O U T P H OTO G R A P H Y IS T H AT T HE WO RLD AROU N D YOU C AN BE Y O U R G R E AT E S T I N F LU E N C E A N D C A N I N S P I R E YOU TO CRE AT E. ”


What is the first thing you want others to know about you? Well, this is an interesting question - What do you

a dozen photographers and other artists which I admire or maybe my mom who read fairytales to me when I was little.

want people to know about you first? I could just tell a little bit about myself here but I feel like the

The beautiful thing about Photography is that the

first impression is something magical and impulsive

world around you can be your greatest influence

which goes without words. If I would start defining

and can inspire you to create. As a result of this

myself right away, people would subconsciously put

creative process, one grows more aware of the

a label on me and my work. I want people to look

beauty in the world.

at my work and just feel what it does to their own own meaning in it. People might even feel my soul

How would you describe your style, and how has it developed over the years?

reflecting through an image - an experience similar

My Images used to be a reflection of how I feel

to the first impression one gets upon meeting a

about things at the moment, which is constantly

stranger on the street.

changing - and so is my style I guess. That means

emotions and imagination so that they find their

that I’m still figuring out what my ‘style’ is. But If I

How did you get started in Photography?

look through my pictures I can see some “central

I guess my “birth” as a photographer was around

themes“ in them. I like telling stories about

15 when I got my first Camera and instantly fell in

things that aren’t actually there, or I just add my

love with it. I started teaching it to myself by taking

imagination to the world I see. I also love doing

pictures of everything around me but it didn’t take

Self-Portraits because it gives me the independence

long until I discovered photography as something

to slip into another character while keeping the

beyond the raw capturing of the physical.

intrinsic authenticity of a self portrait.

I’ve always been a dreamer and a precise observer of the world around me and I’ve always loved

My focus is always to express a certain mood or

Photography. I never really tried to connect the

question and I like having something dreamy and

two until I first came across the work of Brooke

atmospheric about my images that make them kind

Shaden. She inspired me to use Photography as a

of timeless (I hope).

medium to create my own visions of life as it is in my imagination, to convey emotions, to speak.

Who would you consider your greatest influence?

What are three things you need to have a productive day? I think, every day can be a productive day as soon as you’ve got the time and motivation. For me as

This is a hard question because I find Inspiration

an artistic person, my inspiration is my biggest

from everything - even if it might not actually

motivation. Most of the time when I get a new Idea

be there. Sometimes, for example, I have been

I feel the need to immediately express it in some

influenced by a song, to which I got the lyrics

way, may it be in Photography, video, painting,

wrong. I get ideas from books, the light around me,

music or writing. In my case this euphoria is the best

a certain mood in a movie, a memory or dream that

condition to create something I’m proud of. The

comes to my mind... Of course I could also name

third thing I need might be a good cup of coffee


How important is Photoshop in your final images? For me, editing in general plays a major role in my work process. As I try to capture a certain concept I made in my mind before, Photoshop often is kind of a translator from the image in my mind to something visual that I can share with others. This is why I don’t see it as manipulation but simply as another medium for creation where everything is possible as long as you can imagine it. I like to compare it to drawing (another passion of mine).

What keeps you motivated? As I said before, Inspiration is my biggest motivation. I try to challenge myself every day to stay creative and improve my work and I love to inspire others with it. Of course I like it if people (especially people that are close to me) appreciate and criticize my work but at the end of the day I can only profit from it. I take pictures because I find it relaxing and it makes me happy, it’s my way to express myself and the feeling after I finished a good piece of work makes me feel like I made a tiny step forward as an Artist.

What are your next steps? As I just finished school this year, life offers me so many opportunities! I’m planning a few journeys because I’m quite curious about the world and love to travel. I also want to start a 365-days-Project where I create an image every day (I saw another Photographer doing such a project and it was amazing to see how their work improved in a single year!). For the future I wish to reach and inspire a lot of people with my work and to never stop dreaming and learning.


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What does your creative process look like?

Where do you gather inspiration?

First I go to my studio, once there nothing can happen

My principal inspiration is my life, and my friends and

without coffee and some music. Then I can start doing

family. I usually speak about and draw my life in my

some research in books and the internet. Recently, I’ve

drawing, I have a thing for telling anecdotes. I love the

started using Pinterest, and it happens to be a pretty

fact that a story as boring as “going to buy bread” could

useful tool for research. Once I have all the visual

be interesting by the way you are telling it. Most of the

material I need, I start drawing.

time I disclose things which happen to me and where I look like a loser, or when a situation went horribly wrong.

I normally first draw the contour with pencil of the object

I would say that is basically, the line of my personal work.

or character I want to do, then with a light box I fill in the

Do you experience creative ruts? If so, how do you overcome them?

forms with colored pencil. I scan everything and I join up all the layers on Photoshop. The fact that I work by layers, separating the pencil and all the different colors,

Of course! All the time! When that happens I read a

gives me the freedom of the moment by being able to

comic book, watch a series or go for a drink. Anything

make changes on Photoshop.

that makes me think about something different. I also talk to my parents; they are both artists and they have

What materials/media do you use?

the same kind of artistic struggles, and that’s very helpful

I always work in pencil and colored pencil; literally every

I have to say.

kind of pencil or colored pencil works for me. I like to

What advice would you give to people who want to pick up illustration?

mix it up. I use photoshop to adjust lights and colors, and to clean the image.

I will say that it’s a very difficult job, because most of

How would you describe your style, and how has that developed over the years?

the magazines offer you “collaboration” which in their language means working for free. I understand that the

I would say I have a thoughtful but imperfect stroke...

idea of being published when you start is cool and they

Kind of a carful mess. I am very analogic, I always work

will make you believe that it’s an exchange of favors

on paper and I try to do as little as possible on the

and a great way to showcase your work. It’s not true. My

computer. I always try to take advantage of my mistakes

advice is always say “no”. By saying “no”, it’s making a

when I am drawing. When the line is not straight or I do

stand for the profession and it’s giving value to your work

a weird nose, I try not to correct it and work around it.

and the illustration job in general. It’s a job, it’s normal to be paid.

I like imperfection. The text also plays an important part in my work, especially in the composition. I treat the text

What are your next steps?

as if it were part of the drawing.

I am currently working on a graphic novel about a trip I did with my sister and father in California. A bunch of loser stories. I am also working on an exhibition of my work.

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How did you get started in photography?

post-process really well, you shoot with it in mind. I find

Very organically. Both my Grandad and my father were

the snobbery about post processing a little strange, to

keen amateurs, and I followed on and took it up as a

be honest - whether an adjustment is made in-camera

hobby. I remember getting a plastic film camera for my 7

before closing the shutter or later in photoshop, it's all

or 8th birthday, and still have a couple of shots from that

just digital manipulation.

roll, light leaks and all. At high school I used to borrow should. Over the years I gradually got better, and began

Who would you consider your greatest influence?

to find my own style, until it got to a point where I could

I feel like this changes all the time, depending on what

make a living from doing it.

I'm reading and listening to and dreaming about. My

the school digital cameras and keep them longer than I

daughter is a constant source of magic and fresh per-

What type of cameras do you like to shoot with?

spectives, so she definitely makes the list. I'm a lifelong lover of Tori Amos' music, and suspect I've absorbed some of her strange fairytale wisdom over the years, too.

Whatever's closest! I only shoot digital at the moment, though I'd love to get my head around analogue properprime lenses and my iPhone - I'm a big fan of iPhone

Three things that you need to shoot a perfect photo:

photography, and the amazing work people can creative

Light. Camera. Daydreams.

ly someday. I mainly shoot with a Canon 7D mark II with

within the technical restraints.

Would you consider your photos more planned or spontaneous?

How would you describe your style, and how has that developed over the years?

Spontaneous, definitely - even my more contrived im-

I'm drawn to the parts of life where the dreamy meets

ages pop into my head spontaneously as fully-formed

the boringly mundane. There's magic there, and most

ideas. When I have to work without that spark, I struggle

people overlook it. My style grew up around the same

- my plans never have the same magic.

time I did - especially after the birth of my daughter. I see a clear divide in my images from before and after

What are your next steps?

she came, but perhaps that's partly just association.

I've always got three or four different dreams on the go at any one time - right now I'm talking to publishers

How important is Photoshop in your final images?

about a book, planning a series of photography retreats and pitching my written work with images to print mag-

Finishing is as much a part of my process as shooting; for

azines. It won't all work out as I'm planning, but half the

a recent social media project with Canon they wanted

fun is in finding out!

to see my work straight out of the camera, and I hated it. My images felt naked without it - once you know your

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What events led you to open EBW artwork?

When I started painting again, at first I put pressure on

After college, there was a long time that I didn't create

myself to throw everything I knew/learned at a canvas.

much artwork at all. Life was busy and changing, and

For some reason, I felt that in order to be given any

I didn't have any dedicated space, so the process of

credibility as an artist, it had to be complicated. I've

making art was forced out.

spent the last year stripping down those layers, however, finding that exercising restraint in my work is what's most intuitive and natural for me.

Ever since I earned my degree in fine arts, however, it's been a dream of mine to have a studio. A few years ago to have a dedicated studio space. I finally got it up and

What do you want people to think/see/feel when they see your work?

running last year. I didn't necessarily expect to make a

As I've been asked over time to give statements about

business out of selling my work, but when the requests

my work, I've come to realize that what I'm doing is

started to come in, the business was born.

experimenting with control - with materials, elements,

we purchased a house that allowed me the potential

ideas, my audience. There's a part of me that wants Once I began creating art again, even though it took

the viewer to be forced to follow a line, a gesture, a

a little while to find my style, I enjoyed the process

motion. There's a mathematical intention in my work.

so much that I said "yes" to most requests. it's been

I'm constantly balancing and counting things like brush

a rapid ascent to where I am today - spending some

strokes, lines, colors, etc. There are times when I want

portion of every day painting, sketching, packaging

the viewer to feel resolve, and then there are other times

orders and sometimes just sitting in the silence to soak it

when I want there to be some tension, something to

all in.

wrestle with. I want to create pieces that might initially catch your eye for one element, but hold your attention,

What are three things you need to have a productive day?

perhaps for another. I really enjoy watching my audience to see if they react in the way that was intended - to

That's a little tough to narrow down, but I'd say: 1. Time.

capture their mind in a way that makes them linger and

2. Diligence. 3. Music or a good Podcast.

hopefully get lost, even if for just a moment.

How would you describe your style, and how has that developed over the years?

Is there a piece you're most proud of? Not yet. I think that I'm happy with where I've landed in

My mixed media abstract work is an exploration of

this current body of work. I'm content with the work that

contrast, tension and resolve. Analytical by nature, I

I'm producing, and I'm in love with the process of it all. It

challenge my own ideas of control by experimenting

may look very different in a few years, even a few months

with materials, allowing them to behave as they naturally

or weeks, but as long as I'm being honest with the work

would, with subtle direction.

I'm putting out there, I'm proud of it.

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through those times are to go back to old work and see if there are any hidden ideas that I could explore again or even piece together to form new ideas. Sometimes, I just force myself into the studio and "do", and the marks or the strokes turn into something. I'm a firm believer in the idea that discipline begets inspiration. I can't wait around for inspiration. Unless I'm already exercising, it's

“ I WA N T T O C R E A T E P I E C E S

hard to drag myself off the couch, but when I'm already exercising, I want to do it more. That same goes for

T H A T M I G H T I N I T I A L LY C A T C H

nearly every area of my life.

Y O U R E Y E F O R O N E E L E M E N T,

What are your next steps?

BU T HO LD YOU R AT T EN T IO N,

One of my goals has been to be part of a creative

P E R H A P S F O R A N O T H E R .�

it's just me, myself and I some days. "No man is an

community where I live. Because my studio is at home, island." We all need community. I'm grateful to say that I'm surrounded by a generous, committed, supportive local art community. We actually have meet-ups every few months and really try to help each other out in whatever ways that we can. Other goals for the future?..I'd love to mentor someone someday. I also have plans for a larger studio where I

Do you experience creative ruts? If so, how do you overcome them?

hope to host workshops - both mine and those of other local artists'. It would be so affirming to get into a gallery

Of course! The first time that I ever did, I thought,

someday, but even if that never happens, my goal is

"What's wrong with me??" I really struggled with feeling

simply to make work.. To find out more and more who it

that way, but when I finally reached out to my community,

is that I'm created to be and what it is I'm supposed to

I was so comforted by the fact that it happened to

do with what I've been given. To put it simply, I just want

everybody. It's a major part of the creative process.

to keep doing what I'm doing. After years passing by

The other side of a rut is worth all of the struggle.

without a regular practice, I just appreciate that I'm able

It's sort of a 'throw all caution to the wind' moment

to do this every day.

when you almost go from a drought to a deluge. In my desperation, I'll try something completely out of character for my style, then I'll tame the idea and end up with a completely new body of work. Other ways I get

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Describe your typical day.

jewelry tricks from. Alex my husband, because he has

First thing I do when I wake up is workout. I love working

been my biggest supporter and confidant. Natalie was

out. It is good for your mind, soul, and body. After I

an old roommate who first showed me how to create and

workout I make a green smoothie, which consists of:

make jewelry. We would stay up all night creating new

chocolate almond milk, vanilla almond milk, spinach, ice,

pieces, it was a blast.

vanilla protein powder, half a banana, and cinnamon; weird combination, but so good! When my workout

Is there a piece you’re most proud of?

is over I turn on my spotify, listen to music, and start

Yes, I have two. My Birdcage Earrings and my h e p p

creating. There is not a day that I go without creating.

Earrings. My Birdcage Earrings because they’re unique,

I have two creative mediums that I use for my creative

simple, lightweight, and every time I look at them they

outlet. One is creating jewelry and the other is doing

make me smile. My h e p p Earrings because they’re one

hair. My life would not be complete if I didn’t have those

of my favorites I’ve made so far. They’re perfect if you’re

two creative outlets in my life. Okay, maybe my husband

looking for unique, simple, with a pop of turquoise color.

would be one of those, too (haha). Right now my major

While I was making them the lines and the design just

creative focus is getting my jewelry company h e p p

made sense to me, it was one of those ‘ah ha’ moments.

up and running and successful. I spend on average

Do you experience creative ruts? If so, how do you overcome them?

8-10 hours a day making orders, sending them out, and creating new pieces. I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way. After a long day my husband and I usually

Yes, ALL the time. I overcome them by looking at

read, browse the internet, or watch a T.V. show we’re

buildings, I love the lines buildings give, Pinterest,

both interested in - our personal favorite ‘Better Call

magazines, and fashion. If none of those places are

Saul.’

giving me inspiration, sometimes I have to walk away from my jewelry table, go do something else, and come

What events led you to open an online shop?

back to my piece when my mind is clear.

I have been creating jewelry for four years. During those

How have you evolved as a maker?

four years I took private lessons to perfect the skill of jewelry making. While I was taking private lessons I

I evolve every day. I try every day to make my pieces

found a love for jewelry making and have always wanted

better, therefore, evolving takes place for me every day. I

to start my own jewelry business. Shortly after four years

hope I never stop evolving.

I moved from UT to AZ and was traveling back to UT

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned through your business?

every six weeks for 10-12 days. After my 10-12 days in UT I came back to AZ and had a lot of extra time on my hands, and because of that, I said, “Why don’t I start

I have to remind myself every day of why I started. A lot

a jewelry business!” Since June of 2015 I have been

of times the marketing, website, and stress take the fun

getting my jewelry business h e p p up and running and

and creativeness out of my business. My advice would

successful.

be to anyone that is/or has started their own business is remember why you started, be patient, and have FUN.

Who would you consider your greatest influence?

What are your next steps?

I would say three people. Johanna, Alex, and Natalie.

Work my butt off, be me, have patience, enjoy the process, and have FUN.

Johanna was my private instructor who I learned all my

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