november 2012 Volume 3, Issue 1
+ Front Cover Photo by Gaetano Pavano
CONTRIBUTERS Founder and Editor-In-Chief ANGELA MARKSBERRY
Co-Editor LAUREN POTTER
Graphic Design ANGELA MARKSBERRY
Featured Artists Ada keczmerska Alicia vega asher lilley eva patikian gaetano pavano hailey cothran julia levine marija kablyte meghan garven natalie fearnley riley murphy roberta tocco sarah hoey sarah nieman sĂ‰bastien larreur shana carrara
Hi, thanks for taking the time to read our November issue. Lauren and I are constantly working to make the magazine better with each new issue, and this one is a perfect example of what's to come. We'll be doing less interviews but only because we want to feature more of your work! There is a wide variety of artists in this issue, and we're proud to bring them to you. We're always looking for all types of artists to feature, so please reply if you're interested! Thanks so much for liking us on facebook, and we appreciate every view we get.
Sincerely Yours, Angela
It's such a great experience working with the Sincerely Yours team. My friend and I started this magazine with a simple idea and seeing this idea grow into a magazine that has readers from all over the world has been amazing and exciting. Just in this issue alone, we have had the pleasure to interview a photographer from Italy, a photographer from Texas and a makeup artist from Scotland! Such amazing talent and we honestly wouldn't be the magazine that we are without all of you. Every reader and every person who has been interviewed has impacted this magazine. Thank you for reading!
Sincerely Yours, Lauren
S P OT L I G HT
Austin, TX | www.aliciavegaphotography.com
Who is your favorite photographer? I don't have a favorite photographer. Of course there are many who's work I enjoy! I love to keep up with photographers I admire for inspiration, but there are far too many to name. What does your photography mean to you? I'm not really sure and to be honest, I don't know why I keep doing it. The pay can be lousy, fashion shoots make me anxious, and there is a constant feeling of inadequacy that is always hanging over my head. It seems to be more of an unhealthy obsession than anything else, really. When I see gorgeous light and a compelling subject, I can't stop myself from making a photograph. It's intuitive.
What/Who is your biggest influence? My 6 year old son, to whom I must be an ever present example of love, strength, kindness, humor and dignity.
MODEL- BECKA SIMS, STYLING- HENRY TARIN
What is your most prized possession. My edible backyard garden; where my 6 chickens live, my puppy plays, my son climbs trees and jumps from his tire swing, and my husband plays guitar and sings near the fire pit, while I dig into the earth and sweat. And of course, my film camera.
Sum up your work in 3 words. 35mm, nostalgia, femininity.
//ADA KECZMERSKA http://adriannakeczmerska.4ormat.com
MODEL- OLIVIA EMERALD, MUA- HOLLYANN RECUPERO, JACKETS- REVIVALS/ROBERT FARRELL
MODEL- GIULIA SPINATO
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//EVA PATIKIAN http://evapatikian.wix.com/photography
//ROBERTA TOCCO https://www.facebook.com/RobertaToccoPhotography
MODEL- Erminia Grasso, HAIR- Gianni Fraschilla
//NATALIE FEARNLEY Aberdeen, Scotland | https://www.facebook.com/NFMUA
What inspires you to be a makeup artist? I am a real girly girl, I have always been fascinated by makeup and how good it can make you feel. When I was little, I used to love having a peek through my mums makeup bag and try everything on. Being able to be creative and make somebody feel good about themselves is what inspired me to become a makeup artist.
Did you have any formal training prior to breaking into the industry? Yes, I have a ITEC qualification in fashion, theater & media makeup. I am also Airbase airbrushing trained.
What does a typical day look like for you? I start off with make-over shoots at a local photography studio, it can be from one make-over to five in just a couple of hours, then I either travel to a bridal client to do a trial run or makeup for their big day or I am collaborating with local talent on a fashion shoot.
Have you worked in a fashion setting; fashion shows, magazine shoot, etc. I work mostly on fashion shoots, I love being able to create lots of different looks and being part of creating an image; collaborating with talented people always makes it really exciting.
What is your Must Have when it comes to makeup? My must have is concealer!! No makeup look is complete without it, for me it is the key to a bright eyed, fresh look.
//JULIA LEVINE http://julialevine.4ormat.com
MODEL- Liliya Polokhova, ASST- Jenny Fernandez
//SÉBASTIEN LARREUR http://sebastienlarreur.com
MODEL- NATHALIE WOLK
//GAETANO PAVANO 'FASHIONISM AT PARK' Caltanissetta, Italy | http://www.gaetanopavano.it
How long have you been a photographer? I started taking pictures, by chance, in June 2010. I had just bought my reflex camera and I had the opportunity to take some pictures of a model during a photo shoot. Since then, I haven't stopped photographing and it started my adventure into the world of photography, especially fashion photography. Where's your favorite place to shoot? I really do not like to take pictures in a photo studio. I think shooting in a studio is too neutral and sterile. I'm an environmental portraitist; I prefer to choose locations, both indoors and outdoors. For me, the setting is very important to characterize my photos. Choosing a good location may depend on the result of the shooting, every place is chosen with particular care and attention.
MODEL- VERONIKA VoskÀrovÀ @ Women Direct Milano, HAIR & MUA- Francesca Stefani, STYLIST- Federica Salto
If you could shoot anyone or anything, what would it be and why? I'm specializing in fashion photography and I really like to shoot with female models. I like showing their beauty, harmony and femininity. My shots are always basic, natural to graceful, and my models always appear as elegant and refined figures. I like to shoot female models with a particular and unusual beauty (even outside the contemporary standards of beauty), but with a strong personality.
When you're not taking photos, what are you doing? Since I started taking pictures, photography has become an integral part of my life. When not taking photos, I'm thinking about the next shooting. Seeking inspiration, I begin to organize and plan the next set. I take contacts with potential team members, meet them, talk to them about my project and I seek the model that is best suited to my idea. For me, preparing a photo shoot is so exciting, as well as making it happen.
If you could collaborate with anybody in the world (fashion designer, band, a model, etc.) who would it be? Of course, my dream is to work with the big names of the fashion world. But I think it's just as exciting to collaborate with emerging designers and talents, when they are passionate about what they do, in the same way as I am!
//HAILEY COTHRAN http://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliah
//SARAH HOEY http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellydnce1103
BORN TO BE WILD// MODEL- Patricija Tupalskytė
//MARIJA KABLYTE http://www.grafilogika.lt
LEFT & RIGHT// MODEL- Monika Zelnyte
MODEL- Catherina Fijalkauskaite
MODELS- Migle Tubyte & Gerda, CLOTHING- ASTA LAB
MODELS- Migle Tubyte & Mažvydas Kunevičius, CLOTHING- ASTA LAB
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