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We See It

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{Vol. 2}


We See It Welcome Since the release of We See It | Vol 1, we have be inundated with emails from creatives all over the world. Vol 1 was such a huge sucess and we want to thank the readers for all the positive feedback! Here at We See It headquarters, we are the connoisseurs of talent spotting and are so excited to share the outstanding talent we have discovered, all rounded up and presented to you in pretty package this issue. We believe that behind every Artist and Creative, there is a tale to tell, an individual life being led, an eager heart and a predicatively fascinating creative process. As well as seeing and appreciating their work and skills, we want to bring you a little closer to these talented beings by introducing you to them and their world of work. We also think that every artistically fruitful individual should have the chance to showcase their work to the world and for them to be truly appreciated. We See It strive to bring you the brightest independent artists from around the world, and compact them and their work into one totally tasty piece of reading. We hope you see the beauty & talent, because We See It ! x WSI


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8. Tahnaya Guy - Clothing Designer {Pg 100} 9. Troy Colby - Photographer {Pg 6} 10. ‘Morana’ Editorial {Pg 134} 11. Rebecca Palmer - Photographer {Pg 144} 12. ‘Spirt, Mind, Bosy’ Editorial {Pg 84} 13. Molly Strohl {Pg 22} 14. ‘Wild Beauty’ {Pg 34}

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Troy Colby WSI : Tell us a little about yourself Troy! TC : Well I am a husband, father, student, artist, coffee addict, business owner and a dreamer at heart. I like to think of myself as an independent soul true to my beliefs and feelings. WSI : How did your journey into photography start? TC : That’s what is crazy it just happened in ways. I had photography class way back in High School, but was never really shown the beauty of it, or I chose to ignore it. I was focused on drawing. Then life happened and pretty much all creative outlets were put on the backburner. I decided to go back to school after I pretty life changing event, I originally started going back for film making. In my photo storyboarding class we had to shoot with an old 35mm film camera and I something hit me. I really haven’t looked back since. WSI : Your photos have a certain dark aesthetic about them, is this something you set out to achieve or something that just happened? Is there anything in particular that fuels your creativity as an artist? TC : I never really set out this way. My early work was bright, colorful and simple in subject mater. Though there was always a bit of isolation in each image. Something changed when I started working more in themes. The ideas kept coming when I started in this direction. I feel it has become an outlet for me in ways to let out some of those darker dreams and demons. As I think about it I have always been attracted to things that are darker in nature and in emotion. I get a lot of creativity from looking at others work and music of course. Being a huge music fan, this is a great source of creativity. WSI : What’s been your greatest photography achievement so far? TC : I am still in awe that people are into my work. At this point the gallery showings are great and meeting new people is awesome. I would have to say doing the cover and back cover for “The Story Changes” newest vinyl ep was amazing. Mark and Poppy are great guys. Their music has inspired a good handful of images.


WSI : Using Flickr, DeviantArt, Facebook, tumblr etc, has using social networks helped you as an artist? Why/How? TC : I use Flickr, facebook and JpgMag. They have been a big part in my growth. I have been able to connect with other like minded artists. I would say facebook has been the biggest one of the three. The more eyes that see your work the more the word gets around about you. Not to mention I have come to make some great friends out of all of this. I tend to look at the work posted in Flickr and recent gallery showings and track them down. Kinda stalking in ways I guess; but I think this is common place today. You find out we are all in this together working towards the same things. WSI : Where do you see yourself and your working going in the future? TC : I want to keep moving forward. I would love to be able to travel and show my work and make a living off of it. I do think in ways I would not mind teaching in workshops someday. I am sure I will continue working in concepts. Doing more album covers would be awesome too. WSI : What (if anything) have you learned about yourself through photography? TC : The biggest thing I have learned is not to be afraid to fall. Dealing with new models to help you complete your ideas and submitting and cold calling others trying to get your work out there. What is the point of making images if they just sit there? Sure I get many no’s but I have gain confidence in myself from this process. WSI : Did you learn photo editing in school or did you teach yourself? Have you any tips for readers about the editing process? TC :I wish I could say I taught myself, but I can not. I never touched Photoshop until I had to use it in class. The learning curve was steep and tough, there were many late nights. I would say the biggest thing in the editing process is have a general idea of what you want your final image to look like. It will streamline your thoughts and make it easier on you, plus take your time and zoom in close for all detail work.


WSI : Your work focuses on conceptual photography, is it easy to come up without he concepts? Whats the process of getting the idea of the shoot and making it into a realization? TC : At times the concepts come very easy. What I find a bit harder is keeping the concept going to make a strong series of images. Most of the ideas come with a basic thought, then while driving it will hit me that this way will work better. I know it because I will be able to visualize the image down to every detail. Typically I will start contacting models that I feel will be able to pull the part off as I envisioned. I will make sure I have all the props and location secured. Once we figure out the time schedule, which is always the toughest part; since most of my models travel to my location. When it comes time for shooting it goes very quickly. I don’t like to shoot more than 20 images per idea. I am very picky in getting things right in camera first. WSI : Why do you think photo manipulation has become so popular ? TC : Maybe it is because the tools have become more available then the old darkroom manipulations. You think about it now you have kids that have grown up with Photoshop, which is just crazy in ways. To me it’s just another tool in the box that you can use to make your image even better. That’s what is funny in ways I tend to take my images and make them appear to be shot on old film with grain, textures, scratches and dust specs, instead of the perfect crisp clean digital image. WSI : What image of yours, so far is your favorite? Why? TC : I would say the first image in the Dream of Flight series (right). It is such a simple image, yet it is a bit odd and dark. It has every element I look for and want in an image. It sticks with you, its not completely normal, though it is not so dark and scary it scares the viewer off. WSI : Do you have advice for any newbies who may be thinking of getting into photography? TC : Just keep at it. Keep shooting and do not be afraid to fall down. Shoot from your heart and do what you want not what is in style or in demand. You will find a greater reward in this.


“Digging deep into dreams and the unreal feelings of isolation and a darker sense of family life”

Visit Troy

www.TroyColby.com www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Troy-Colby-Photography/118671351507124 www.flickr.com/photos/17344836@N02/


Ali J A

li J ia a 29 year old girl from Perth, Australia. She lives near the beach with my little family and spends her days painting and illustrating artworks for exhibitions and clients. Inspired by fashion, her childhood, dreams and her imagination. We spoke to Ali about her work. WSI : Have you always been into Illustration?? how did it all start for you? AJ : I’ve always appreciated illustration, but never thought I’d be an illustrator. I’ve been creative since I was knee high but never planned it to be an occupation. I fell into it in 2007 when I put some art up on the internet and it started to sell. Since then I just create what I like and transform them into affordable products to allow anyone to access my artworks. WSI : We LOVE your work, the little rosy cheeks and magical settings, Is there anything in particular that fuels your creativity as an artist? AJ : Stress & exhaustion are the two thinks that help me immensely with my creativity. Even though I have skills to draw or paint, it is the part that I don’t overthink that is the most important – my imagination. There is also a moment of time when I’m creating that I disappear into a trance, and can’t recall what happens. In this time something magical happens, and in this moment I put secrets into my work and transform a pretty ordinary canvas into ‘my’ art. It is hard to explain. If I think too hard I can’t slip into that moment. WSI : Whats your biggest achievement in your work so far? AJ : Illustrating a cookbook for a very famous client – I’m working on the cover right now. The book comes out in May next year, and whilst I can’t yet mention who for, you’ll see my work in every bookshop, supermarket and newsagent. I’m so excited, the work is amazing and they’ve been a dream client to work for. WSI : Is it easy to be creative everyday? How do you overcome artists blocks? AJ : No it isn’t easy, it is a battle. You have to be in the mood to create, yet you have to create to get the work finished. I often get distracted or procrastinate, get stuck in ‘business mode’ days, or burn out from pushing myself too hard for too long. My last holiday was January 2011. At the moment I’ve been working six weeks straight, everyday, and juggling raising my daughter. Not ideal, but it has to be done. The best way for me to overcome it all is to leave the house and gain inspiration or go for a session of exercise. Nothing is better than going to the beach, or going for a long ride. It puts the mind in perspective. Even better is being able to close the door to the studio at the end of the day and share time with the family.


WSI : Using Etsy, Facebook and blogging - has using social networks helped you as an artist? Why/How? AJ : Social media is an absolute must. I blog, I facebook, I etsy. They all allow me to interact directly with my ‘fans’ and followers. I don’t want to be an artist that buy art from and put on their walls and never see me /know nothing about me. If they want to say hi, I’d love to chat to them. If they want to drill me on my inspirations, I’m happy to fill them in. If they want a photo with me, or maybe they are an upcoming artist then I’m happy to give advice. I create to inspire, I make it affordable, and I love to engage with people. Yesterday I got engaged, and I was happy to share that with everyone online so they could share my joy. WSI : Where would you like to go with your work in the next few years? I’ve hit a crossroads and I’m not quite sure which direction I want to take. I’m loving illustrating the book, and definitely want to do more. Exhibitions blow me away, and I can’t get enough of them. They force me to create new things, and often make me think out of the box. I’ve been trying to create new products for over 2 years now, but keep getting set back by either limits of time or finances. So I’m hoping that this year can be considered the year of laying the brickwork for all the creating & amazing products that will come out over the next few years.


WSI : You recently had an exhibition named ‘Wilderness’ - tell us about it? AJ : Wilderness is a series of artworks revolving around the idea of a modern world co-existing with the woodlands that exist in my dreams. It is inspired by my childhood and “The Magic Faraway Tree” series by Enid Blyton. The artworks explore a series of portraits of characters that live within a world equally inhabited by humans and animals. WSI : What advise would you give to people hoping to get their illustrations seen and recognized? AJ : Don’t be afraid to put it online – but ensure you know how it should go up and understand the risks. Your images should be web quality and if you are worried about people taking your artwork for their own, put a watermark on it, but on the same note don’t slap a huge gaudy one on them because they are ugly. Have a central spot that everyone can go online to find you whether it be a website, blog, shop or facebook page. Let them know who you are and what you create, and why. Be open to feedback – not everyone will like what you create, so learn to take a few knocks. On the same token you’ll find so many people who love what you create, and nothing warms the day then finding out someone purchased an original illustration off of you that will go up on their wall. Or they’ve bought a pocket mirror for a friend. Or you’ve just seen a CD in the shops with your art. Amazing things happen to those who put themselves out there, so take the leap


WSI : Do you have a favorite and why? AJ : I have way too many favourites, and many that I fall in love with over and over again. My first favourite is called “He Had Me At Hello” and is a portrait of a girl that loves her horse. I’m currently loving the works I’ve just finished for my mini exhibition even more after a friend state that she loves that my works are “growing up”. I also love all the works I’m working on at the moment, they are nothing like what I’ve done before – yet are still my illustrations in my style. I love feeling like I’m moving forward in my abilities and showing growth.


Visit Ali J

www.alijart.com.au www.blog.alijart.com.au www.shop.alijart.com.au


Molly Strohl


WSI : Welcome to We See It Molly! Tell us a little about yourself! MS : I’m 18 years old and super stoked to be currently attending the Savannah College of Art and Design! WSI : How did your journey into photography start? MS : Well, in the beginning of my sophomore year of high school my parents told me we were moving from Connecticut to Alabama. So, me not knowing anyone, I decided to take up a hobby and thought photography would be fun so I bought myself a camera and that’s basically how it all began. WSI : Your work focuses on conceptual photography, is it easy to come up with the concepts? Whats the process of getting the idea of the shoot and making it into a realization? MS : I think every photo has it’s own path as far as how it came to be. Some photos I have a clear vision that I want to achieve, and other times I just pick up my camera, dress up all fancy, grab a prop, and tell myself, “You are GOING to take a photo….whether you like it or not.” As far as inspiration goes I guess if I had to choose my main contributor it would be music…as cliché as that is. I’ll listen to a song and I’ll grab part of a lyric or just the vibe of the song and run with that. WSI : How long does each image take to make? from idea to shooting to editing? MS : Well. I’ll think of an idea and then write it down and probably not get around to actually shooting it for quite some time. From the point of me taking the photos to the time it’s finished editing, at least a couple days. some photos are a breeze to edit and others are a pain and take upwards of 8 hours.

Molly Strohl


WSI : What image of yours, so far is your favorite? Why? MS : Ughhhhhhh……I hate when people ask me this! I like different photos for different reasons. I guess if I HAD to pick it would be one of my mermaid photos, “Part of your world” or “A siren’s song”. I love the colors in both of them and how they both seem to be longing for something beyond their majestic worlds. I just love photos that display water, haha!


WSI : Using Flickr, DeviantArt, Facebook, tumblr etc, has using social networks helped you as an artist? Why/How? MS : I honestly didn’t think I’d meet so many amazing people on Flickr, but I did and I’ve never been more grateful for a website. There are SO many creative people out there and they all have something they want to say through their art. The support system Flickr has is amazing. I probably would have quit so many times if it weren’t for people being so encouraging.


WSI : What are your tools of the trade? Camera, Lens, editing ? MS : Canon 5D Mark ii, 50mm 1.4 lens, Photoshop CS5 WSI : Did you learn photo editing in school or did you teach yourself? Have you any tips for readers about the editing process? MS : I taught myself. I just saw photos and tried to replicate their “tricks” and sometimes if I got stuck I’d go hunting online or 90% of the time if you just email and ask the person how they did something specifically, they’ll let you know. WSI : Why do you think people are so drawn to portraiture? MS : People connect better to…well…people. So I think it makes sense that they like pictures of people as opposed to pictures of kittens, however cute and adorable they are. WSI : What (if anything) have you learned about yourself through photography? MS : I’ve learned that that old saying “practice makes perfect” has some truth to it after all. WSI : Is there anything in particular that fuels your creativity as an artist? MS : It’s the only thing that I never get bored with. There’s limitless possibilities to explore and that’s what attracts me about art. WSI : Where do you see yourself and your working going in the future? MS : I keep changing my goals. Right this very second I think I want to go into fashion photography? That’s probably going to change….I can’t make up my mind. I love it all. WSI : Finally Molly - do you have advice for any newbies who may be thinking of getting into photography? MS : Like I said before “practice makes perfect.” I literally cannot stress that enough. And don’t be afraid to experiment.


Visit Molly www.flickr.com/photos/mollystrohl


Wild Beauty her inner spirit shines on through Photographer - Lyndall Miller Model - Natasha Mackie MUA - On Road Glamour Location - Centennial Park, Sydney


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uby James is a sixteen year old photographer from Everette, Washington. She started taking pictures when, at ten years old, her Mom gave her a film camera, showed her how to use it. - “I mostly shot digital. But I didn’t really like a lot of the pictures I took, so I wanted to try something different and something I could manipulate better, and film did that for me.” WSI : Your photos have a certain charming darkness about them, is this something you set out to achieve or something that just happened? Is there anything in particular that fuels your creativity as an artist? RJ : I think it’s a little bit of both. I love the way you described it, that makes me feel accomplished. I love the way something that’s perceived as weird or unusual or strange can be beautiful, and that’s what I try to make happen. And anything that’s different fuels my creativity. I’ll look at a piece of lace and think of all the weird ways I could use it in a picture. When I’m driving to school I’ll look at something going on and think about how I could photograph it. It’s weird, it’s like its become second nature. WSI : Whats been your greatest photography achievement so far? RJ : I’ve been featured in a few online magazines, but I think mostly it’s seeing my friends’ reactions. I love pleasing people, and I love going to peoples’ houses and seeing a picture of mine up on the wall, or maybe one of my pictures is their background on their phone. I just really like seeing people enjoy my pictures. WSI : What (if anything) have you learned about yourself through photography? RJ : I’ve learned that I think differently than other people. I’ve also learned that I’m not very good at being bossy. But mostly I’ve learned that I see things differently, and I try to appreciate the effort that goes into other people’s photographs now.


WSI : You shoot film and use a darkroom, how did you get into shooting film? Is there a film revival going on in photography in general?  RJ : I started taking pictures when, at ten years old, my Mom gave me a film camera, showed me how to use it. Alltogether there’s over 45 film cameras in my room right now, and they all work. I like to experiment. I just love the way film looks, it doesn’t need editing. And I would say there is a little film revival going on in photography right now, I’ve seen it being used a lot more often lately. WSI : Using Flickr, DeviantArt, Facebook etc, Has using social networks helped you as an artist? Why/How? RJ : I would say so, yes. Different people like different things and it’s interesting to see who likes what. Feedback has obviously helped me as an artist, and even though I don’t like everything everyone says to me, it’s all helpful.


WSI : Your work focuses on portraits. Why do you think people are so drawn to portraiture? RJ : I just love having a pair of eyes looking at me when I look at a picture, as weird as that sounds. I love being able to manipulate what I’m photographing, and having fun with different styles and experiments. WSI : What image of yours, so far is your favorite? Why? RJ : Oh god, I don’t know if I can decide! (Oppisite & next page) The first one is film, and I just love it more than anything. It’s up in my room. And the second one is digital, but she just amazes me every time I work with her. I love every picture of her.


WSI : Where do you see yourself and your working going in the future? RJ : I would love to be in magazines or on billboards or anything in the eye of the public. Advertisements or articles or just anything! I want to be seen and talked about and to have my pictures mean something to someone. As selfish as that may sound. WSI : Finally Ruby - Do you have advice for any newbies who may be thinking of getting into photography?  RJ : Don’t hold back at all. If you want to call over your friend and ask her if she’ll let you pour paint all over her head just to see what it’ll look like, do it. Take pictures in your room. Take pictures outside. Take pictures underwater. Take pictures of everyone. It doesn’t matter if someone will think it’s weird, because everything has the potential to be beautiful.


Visit Ruby http://www.flickr.com/photos/51333111@N02/


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olling on to our second issue and how I have been anticipating it! But the decision making process has not been kind to me, quite seemingly that every time I try to make up my mind on using one individual I find another that I just can’t help but shout about! The sheer quantities of unseen talent on Lookbook.nu are like a beautifully styled treasure trove full of totally inspirational beings. ‘Doing their thing’ all over the world- still fabulous and still very much un-noticed. I feel so very privileged to have the very easy job of scouting them out of the masses and putting them up on a well earned pedestal. Speaking of pedestals (and the fact of mine being considerably lower than our LB stars) I also have some new thoughts to ponder on a personal lookbook-profile note. The longer I am on lookbook, the more (I think) I understand it. While I have been a busy bee trawling through the ‘lookbook-ishere’ for talent I have also been attempting to make my looks relatively more successful using many tried and tested lookbook favourites like- good lighting, interesting but clear back drop and most importantly being shot by a professional photographer. However surprisingly enough it does seem to be working or to that effect considering although I have not necessarily upped my clothes ‘Anti’ my hypes have grown considerably and even quadrupled in some instances which is certainly exciting and gives hope to those of us who have not yet acquired lookbook stardom *ahem. Now moving on to more interesting people (person to be exact) here is our star for Vol 2- Eighteen year old Lydia Ellis from Bristol. I came across her profile one rainy evening while absentmindedly ‘scouting’ LB and really just having a proper nose around, I Saw Lydia’s look ‘Layer up’ on the ‘new’ page and immediately got excited thinking “this girl really understands clothes” and proceeded to study the rest of her looks and I certainly wasn’t disappointed! Combining classic uber chic (and wearable) pieces, that she embellishes and customises herself and with her tumbling brown locks Ms. Ellis is one stylish individual. I really relate to her sense of style and how she creates beautifully thought out and surprisingly elegant rock chic meets Indie girl outfits with the most beautiful silhouettes that make for Lookbook GOLD. I quickly went to check her stats and success! Although Lydia had a cosy group of fans the numbers by no means reflected her quick witted style and obvious sartorial skills. “This is her” I thought, the Star for our Lookbook article- Vol 2. So here are a few of our favourite looks here at We See It from Lydia-Ellis on Lookbook.nu. Along with a small helping of nosy fashion orientated questions just for you- our readers. I hope you enjoy them and remember Acknowledgement is necessary for talent to progress.

By Tanith Rose

[www. rough-dreams-and-ice-cream.blogspot.com]


Do you Lookbook?


WSI : Who are your style influences? LE : I have a lot of style influences, but my favourite one is Mary-Kate Olsen. She is incredible; she’s got an elegant Goth look about her. Her style is very much causal rags, very much like my own; she wears a lot of shredded jeans, studded shirts, and leather, which I love as I practically live in my leather jacket. But what I also love about her is the glamour she adds to such a causal look, by pairing it with a statement piece such as a fur coat or her Chanel circular glasses, yes I would have to say I get most of my style influence from her.


WSI : How would you describe your style in three words? LE : Boyish, Messy and layered. I’ll always be wearing something that looks like it could be worn by a guy, messy because I’ve shredded all the denim I own, and layered because I get cold easily so I’ll always layer with jackets for warmth.


WSI : Tell us about the DIY Prom dress... LE : My sisters prom was coming up and she asked me to design and make her a prom dress, I wanted to make something classic and simple, but something that would stand out. For the classic prom dress look I decided on a pleated heart shaped bodice, then a pleated waist band and a full pleated skirt. I also managed to find a champagne coloured chiffon fabric with sewn on fabric roses, which looked incredible. I was really pleased with the results and so was she.


WSI : What does fashion/ personal style mean to you? LE : To me fashion is the latest trends and whatever is the most popular item to wear/ have. Whereas personal style is an expression of one’s self, and how you want the world to perceive you. WSI : Where is your favourite place to shop be it high street, markets or even online? LE : I’ve always loved American Apparel, it lasts forever and its simple so it never goes out of style; it’s totally re-wearable I still wear skirts I bought from there four years ago. WSI : Who is your favourite fashion designer and why? LE : I have so many, I’m torn between Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, I’m going to go for McQueen just because I think he’s got more of an artist edge to his work and he was willing to push the limits on controversial fashion. He was truly great. WSI : Would you describe yourself as a Vintage Vixen? A High street Honey or a Designer Diva? LE : Probably a cross between a vintage vixen and a High street honey, I love it when I buy something vintage and know that no one else will have it, it’s totally unique to me, but I also love high street I find it fits way better. I don’t wear designer I’m sure if I could afford it I would, but the only thing that I own that’s designer is a Vivienne Westwood necklace which I love to bits!


Tana ODonnell


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ana is an 18 year old girl from Michigan. She sees her life through the camera lens and wants to travel the world. Along with photography she enjoys reading, painting, and riding her bicycle.

WSI : Your work focuses a lot on portraits and fantasy as well as the body painting stuff, How did your journey into photography start? TOD : I have always loved taking pictures but I think it really clicked with me one day when I was taking pictures in my grandmas garden. I had taken a picture of a perfect red flower and was so excited about capturing such a beautiful image through my camera it inspired me to start taking pictures of anything I found interesting. Soon after I got my first DSLR camera and have taken it with me all through my travels ever since. Everyday I learn something new and get excited about photography all over again. I have also been privileged to have an amazing artist as my mother. She is currently the number one international body painter and has taken me along with her during her travels over the past years which has given me so many amazing opportunities for my photography. WSI : How long do you typically spend editing a photograph? TOD : It really depends on the pictures. I spend hours editing a photograph until it’s just right. I am a very indecisive person so I usually create about 5 different versions of the same picture and then take forever trying to choose which one I like best. I have found it best for me to leave the computer for awhile and come back later to decide. WSI : How long does each image take to make? From idea to shooting to editing? TOD : Well sometimes I write down my ideas and plan them out in my head or on paper. Then there are other times an idea pops up in my head and I just wing it. My images are often numerous pictures combined so I usually take ridiculously large amounts of pictures to be absolutely certain that I got the perfect shot I have visioned in my head. Once I am done shooting the editing process lasts for hours. WSI : What (if anything) have you learned about yourself through photography? TOD : Oh boy, I have learned so much! It has certainly taught me to be more confident with myself. I have learned to channel my emotions and put them into my art. Most importantly it has taught me to see the beauty in everything.


WSI : Did you learn photo editing in school or did you teach yourself? have you any tips for readers about the editing process? TOD : I have taught myself everything I know in Photoshop. I really just did a lot of experimenting and messing around until I figured it out. I still learn new tricks and tools everyday. As far as any tips go I would say to play around with it and get familiar with the all the different tools. Also save often and Google is your best friend. WSI : Using Flickr, DeviantArt, Facebook, tumblr etc, has using social networks helped you as an artist? Why/How? TOD : Oh my goodness yes! If it weren’t for those sites I wouldn’t be able to share my work with everyone. Everybody is so nice and encouraging when I post my pictures, it makes me want to keep on pushing myself even farthur! I love all the inspiration that everybody gives one another. WSI : Is there anything in particular that fuels your creativity as an artist? TOD : Nature, I am inspired by everything in the world around me.


WSI : Do you have advice for any newbies who may be thinking of getting into photography? TOD : Don’t get frustrated when your idea/picture doesn’t work out the way you wanted it to. Keep on shooting no matter what. And don’t be afraid to be bold. WSI : Where do you see yourself and your working going in the future? TOD : I’m attending Kendall College of Art and Design next fall. After that I’m not sure. Hopefully my photography will enable me to travel all over the world. That would be amazing. WSI : Finally Tana, what image of yours, so far is your favorite? Why? TOD : This is a tough one. I really like my photograph titled “Cracked”. But I think maybe my picture “Adrift”. It turned out exactly how I pictured it. I think its simple but beautiful and I’m super proud of it.


Visit

Tana www.flickr.com/photos/tanahelene www.facebook.com/pages/TanaHelene-Photography/212719105416319 www.tanahelene.tumblr.com


Femme Fatale


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lexandra Wallace was born and raised in California and currently resides in the city of Santa Maria. Her work focuses intently on photographing the people and places around her with both digital SLR and classic 35mm captures. She specializes in artistic portraiture, and is currently partaking in a 365 project this year.

Visit Alexandra www.flickr.com/photos/indiekidalli www.awphotography.carbonmade.com


Photography: Aida Bresolí Styling: Aida Bresolí Make up and hair: Maria del Mar Rovira Model: Alba Bresolí Shot on a location: Muntanyola/Barcelona/Spain


Work hard and be Patient.

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ahnaya Guy is 21 year old bespoke garment designer from Melbourne, Australia. She possesess an insatiable passion for creativity and spends her days immersed in art and introspection. She aspires to be self sufficient through something that brings me her satisfaction. WSI : Tell us about yourself and your work? TG : I would describe myself as insatiably creative, driven, and a bit eccentric. I can be a workaholic and I probably take things too seriously sometimes. My work is a reflection of my thoughts, feelings and experiences. Creativity is my meditation, I love losing myself within it. I enjoy amalgamating genres and styles, and I focus a lot upon innovation. I am inspired by nature, the urban jungle and the many aspects of subculture. I approach my work with patience, an open mind and an open heart.


WSI : Your work is beautiful, the earthy tones, leather, ruffles and laced up corset types - how did it all start?? TG : Thank you! I have been sewing since I was 16, I never studied textiles in school, and to be honest, I never thought that I would ever be interested in a career in fashion. One day I decided to make myself a top like the ones I had seen at various outdoor festivals. My mother let me use her 25 year old Bernina and taught me how to thread it, I was stubborn and wouldn’t let her teach me anything else, I wanted to work it out on my own... well... I am so thankful of her for being so trusting with me with her machine! I made a faerie style olive velvet top with lacing down the sides, which to my surprise turned out quite well! I loved the feeling of wearing my own creation and I was totally and utterly hooked, i’ve sewn almost every day since, although now I have my own machine – a beautiful industrial Juki whom i’ve named “Katsumi” a Japanese name meaning “victorious beauty.” I grew up in a country town and was always surrounded by nature, I love the intricacy of it. I guess thats why I have always been drawn towards earthy tones, I love how soft and natural they are. I am also quite attracted to the dark and slightly macabre, I used to try to ignore that it inspired me, because I felt that people perhaps wouldn’t like it, but once I accepted that I liked the dark earthy tones, and decided to immerse myself in expressing my love for it, that I felt my true design style started to show. Thats not to say that I haven’t experimented using colour in my work, however nothing really satisfies me the way neutral tones do - I like the challenge of creating something that stands out, whilst blending in, I feel it creates an air of mystery to the wearer. I’m quite inspired by historical clothing, which I guess where my love for ruffles and corset lacing comes from. When designing a piece of clothing its important to think about its wearability, I love a bit of modesty in fashion, its super sexy, a small detail like a ruffle or some skin showing through lace can really accentuate a womans beauty and sensuality, without “giving too much away.” I want my designs to express a womans innate strength, beauty, intelligence and mystery and I think about all these things when designing a new piece. • What do you think inspired your love for fashion? I’ve always been involved with art in one form or another, fashion to me is art. The human form is a canvas, and clothing design is all about accentuating or distorting the original figure. I love that my creations can travel all over the world and experience along with the wearer, and that fashion is art in the public view.


WSI : What do you think inspired your love for fashion? TG : I’ve always been involved with art in one form or another, fashion to me is art. The human form is a canvas, and clothing design is all about accentuating or distorting the original figure. I love that my creations can travel all over the world and experience along with the wearer, and that fashion is art in the public view. WSI : As a young designer, starting out in the industry what where/are some of the challenges you had to over-come? TG : As a self-taught designer, starting out I was completely oblivious to the industry. I just wanted to create clothing that made me happy. I think that was a good thing, as I eased myself into the realisation that this industry is fiercely competitive. Its one thing to be able to design and create something, its something else to be able to market it effectively and conduct yourself in a professional manner. My business is a one woman show, I handle everything from design, pattern and clothing construction, customer service, admininstration, shipping and marketing, so of course a major challenge was time management, i’ve had to sacrifice many weekends to keep myself afloat, and its an art i’m always working towards perfecting. Eventually I would like to have a team of people working with me. Another challenge I faced was comparing my success and designs to others, this simply gets you nowhere. Its important to get a good idea about what others are doing and the current market, but one shouldn’t get too caught up in it. At first I focused to much upon fitting into certain styles or genres, but you have to let go. I try not to worry about how someone might judge what i’m doing or designing, thats when I come up with an idea that I feel is true to myself and my personal style. Its important to remember that there are billions of people in world, and that at least one person is going to feel a connection with what you do.

Although its not something I usually like to address, I have had some of my designs imitated, I suppose thats just a challenge that comes along with having your work published online. The first time I noticed that someone was imitating my designs it was pretty unsettling, you put so much time and love and effort into something, only to have someone use it without your consent. I wanted to contact the offender but I didn’t, instead I decided it was better not to dwell on it and to simply recognise it as a compliment. If as a designer you can inspire someones creativity then that to me is an achievement, besides negativity gets you nowhere. WSI : When creating a new collection, how do you like to get inspired? TG : A new collection usually starts with me putting on experimental music, sitting someplace where I won’t be disturbed and scribbling notes, things like beautiful objects i’ve seen, emerging styles I feel drawn to, symbols or words that hold interesting meanings. From there i’ll choose a couple that I like and start drawing basic designs and collecting embellishments that I feel embody those inspiring notes. Another way I like to get inspired is by going out and dancing, I love to dance for hours and hours.. some of my favourite pieces have been imagined during really intense dancing sessions! Fabric hunting is really inspiring, some pieces come into my mind the moment I see or feel a beautiful textile, I live close to many fabric stores and I can rarely resist going into one that I walk past. I love weaving different genres together and draw up designs using influences from some that I like. At the moment i’m really drawn to Victorian and Steampunk styles, and Gothic Lolita. Traditional Asian designs too. Recently i’ve been getting into making intimates and menswear. I’m always looking for new projects to challenge me and my abilities.


WSI : From idea to finished piece, whats the creative process like? TG : Lots of fun. I love almost every aspect of it. Once I am happy with a drawn design I start with making up patterns or choose fabric and embellishments. I love pattern making, its the skeleton of a piece of clothing. Its so technical and really engages my mind. I like to balance both the logical and subjective aspects of the mind. Sometimes i’ll spend days just making patterns until I am satisfied with the fit. From there I cut the patterns out into fabric, which is probably my least favourite part since it can be quite tedious. Then comes construction. I’ve made so many pieces of clothing now its almost automatic, and I can really let go and lose myself. Its hard to describe the feeling I get from sewing, it just makes me so happy, especially when you finish a piece that you love. That feeling of accomplishment can’t really be compared to anything, I think i’m a lil addicted to it honestly! WSI : Do you ever get a creative block and if so how do you overcome it? TG : To be honest, creative blocks aren’t too common for me, but they do rear there ugly heads from time to time, usually after i’ve been working too hard for too long. I find the best thing to do is to take a day off, see my girlfriends, dance, go out for coffee, or source new fabrics. The worst thing I can do is try to work through it, the pieces I make when doing that never come out the way i’d like and it just makes the creative block worse. WSI : The first time you sold something to someone who was not a friend or a relative - how did that feel? TG : It was an amazing feeling of achievement. A little bit scary too, but incredible enough to make me want to do it again and again. I started by running a monthly market stall, selling my wares locally, before opening up an online store. I love that my work is now available to be seen and purchased by people from all over the world.


WSI : Tahanaya, Its been wonderful interviewing you, one final question though, do you have any career advice for up and coming designers who have a dream like yours? TG : To me, the most important things are focus and perseverance. My mantra is “Work hard and be Patient.” You need to be strict with yourself. Running your own business isn’t easy, be willing to sacrifice things like sleep, weekends, and your social life from time to time! Don’t be afraid to market yourself. Remember that someones opinion, is just that – an opinion! It is no measure of your actual talent or ability. Success is relative and learn to recognise achievements when you make them, even if they seem “small”, the small successes are the ones that give you the drive to keep pursuing your dreams. Be open to change, embrace your own evolution and as cliché as it may sound, never give up.

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Michelle

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ichelle is a 24 year old artist/model/blogger from Galway, Ireland. She studies Science at National University Ireland, Galway. Her portraits are quirky and colourful and she spends a great deal of her time thinking up crazy/weird things for my next creative ambition.  WSI : Have you always been into Illustration?? how did it all start for you?  MC : Yes. I often try to pin-point the exact time I knew I could draw and I’ve narrowed it down to this. I used to spend summers in my Grandparents house in Galway, my parents worked in Dublin, I was an only child at the time (my little sister had not arrived at this point) and didn’t have many friends around the area. I was 5 years old and very fond of spending a massive amounts of time in my imagination. I also had a fascination/obsession with animals. There was a large glass case of old encyclopedias in one of the spare rooms that I would scamper off to and I would often take them out to look at the pictures of the animals. I remember thinking “It’d be nice to not keeping having to take out a book to see the animal I want to see” so I decided to memorize a particular breed of horse in order to draw whenever I wanted...and that’s where it started. WSI : We love your portraits, ‘Souls’ is a wonderful collection - Is there anything in particular that fuels your creativity as an artist? MC : Thank you very much. Yes, i find a great deal of inspiration from Human and Animal Behavior. I have a particular interest in Neuroscience and Psychology, two ends of the spectrum of the brain  physically and emotionally but I find them equally as compelling. I see Behavior as a puzzle to solve, without words, you can interpret the way a person/animal is feeling and why a person/animal has come to this feeling. Cause and effect really.


WSI : Whats your biggest achievement in your work so far?  MC : Art has taken such an abstract turn since the 1990s. From a young age I was always very technical and my art never displayed the chaotic or abstract nature of  art considered ‘modern’ today. I was completing a portfolio in 2006 to go to art college and in my duration of the portfolio course, my tutors were, never exactly a ‘fan’ of me. I remember hearing the word “dated” and “stylized” used to describe my work, I had numerous public arguments about “what is art anyways!?” and the infamous “With work like that, you’ll never get to college” remark from one of my tutors.I was stubborn and confrontational but afraid nonetheless for my education so...my biggest achievement was getting accepted into every art college in Ireland. WSI : You also do modeling and blogging so your quiet arty all round! Is it easy to be creative everyday? How do you overcome artists blocks?  MC : I find it easy-breazey to be creative everyday, life is art to me. But it wasn’t always so easy, I had artists blocks from age 10-16, constantly. I grew up in a very religous home, I found my creativity heavily stunted at an early age and despised art for years as a result. Ever since I was 16 and left religon behind me, I found I had the freedom to think of anything I wanted. I didn’t have to set boundaries or hide what I truely thought. Over time I found out things about myself I never knew and consequently dropped out of art college to pursue Science.

So this is my secret, the subject I study, Science, fuels my constant creativity. New people, situations, reactions in modelling, life and college inspire my work. It’s almost  research to me, documenting reactions and equal/opposite reactions psychologically. WSI : You have a youtube! We think its a great idea! how did that start?  MC : I love music, I love watching the process of music. Live bands, music videos etc. It draws the viewer in, makes something difficult look easy and as a result intriguing. For Fine Artists, you have an end product and that is it. I wanted people to see the process I go through to create something. Sometimes an image is shrugged off by the viewer because we are so bombarded with images in this modern world and I wanted to show how valuable art is, it’s not just another image, it’s a creation. The process, the ‘behind the scenes’ idea was what started my YouTube endeviour. WSI : Using Facebook and blogging - has using social networks helped you as an artist? Why/How? MC : Definately. I don’t have the time to promote myself. I am in college fulltime, the workload is too big to promote my artwork too. If I have a spare few hours at the weekend I can create something, video it, upload it, upload the image and write about it. People that are interested can google or find me on facebook and it’s as easy as that. One of the nice perks of the internet is an International audience!


WSI : Where would you like to go with your work in the next few years? MC : To be honest I was always very pushed to pursue art when I was young, it was stressful and sometimes didn’t create what I wanted to create. I love what I study and hope to do a Postgraduate of some sort when I am finished. It’s not that my art comes second to science, it’s that without science there’d be no art. So in the next few years I intend to create some original works, deeply thought provoked pieces that intrigue the viewer. Like writing a book or collection of poems, all I need is my materials and some solitude(and a camera, to document my solitude). This’ll open doors for exhibitions, potential buyers nationally or internationally and more exposure. WSI : We absolutely love your work entitled ‘The Instinct’ - tell us a little about this collection..  MC : I have an unhealthy obsession with animals. I often see animals as people without linguistic skills. They have the same basic needs and wants, portray emotions and communicate in fascinating ways. I had been brought up to believe in Creationism, however, speaking frankly I never could understand the concept. I never believed or did fit into that part of my life. I suppose I can thank my dad for that. He is very logical, and I would think I am also. Science appeals to me and Evolution makes sense to me. So, to me humans are highly evolved animals who have highly developed brains that are complex and set us apart from our animal relatives. Our brains set us apart so much that we have changed the world to suit our needs in very

dangerous and peculiar ways: politically, religously, socially etc. What I am trying to convey in “The Instinct” is that we are animals, we are complex and over analyse but we communicate, feel competition, attraction, live in collonies or Heirarchies, feel devotion, have monogamy or polygamy (sometimes) and most of all are vulnerable, more often than not, communicate without words. WSI : Finally - Do you have any advise you would share with someone hoping to break into the art world/ study art or even just getting their pieces out there?  MC : Haha, I may be the worst person to get good advise from as I’ve had quite an unorthodox career, I did even drop out of art college after one year. But if I was going to give advise to someone pursuing art I would say- Believe in what you do even when nobody else does. I have found in art as in modelling, there are critics left, right and centre. Sometimes the critics are the people closest to you. Art is so subjective these days that you can basically do anything you want, skill helps and sometimes not. The best thing to do to get into art college is to do a portfolio course, follow the general guidelines and once you are there do what you want, focus and build up a mountain of quality work. As time goes on, you will have to answer to less people because good work will speak for you. Expose yourself as best you can when you finish art college, make an astronomical amount of friends/connections, get online so people know your name and associate it with art.   I hope I am right, otherwise I’m doing a heck of alot of things wrong.


Visit Michelle www.michellecampionart.blogspot.com/ www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-Campion-Art/172238456134366 www.youtube.com/user/MichelleCampionArt www.lookbook.nu/michellecampion www.twitter.com/#!/campionmichelle www.michellecampion.weebly.com/


Emily Tapp


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mily Tapp is fourteen year old girl with a passion for photography. A lover of the arts. She enjoys drama, music, art and poetry although photography has dominated her other interests. She started her GCSE courses this year, which, she states ia “Exciting but also slightly daunting!”. Emily hopes to attend university in the future to study Fine Art or English Language. WSI : How did your journey into photography start? ET : I’ve always loved creating things, ever since I was little. Back then, my mum and I used to draw and paint all day long. When I bought my first point and shoot I took hundreds of pictures of flowers. I took pictures of everything. There wasn’t much thought put into my ideas and the outcome wasn’t brilliant but I loved it. When I got the chance to use a DSLR, I learnt the basics and just went from there. The arrival of the new camera gave me a chance to explore things and ideas that my little camera couldn’t. That’s how it all started really. WSI : Is there anything in particular that fuels your creativity as an artist? ET : I guess personal experiences. Whenever I feel an emotion, whenever something has

happened to me, I pick up my camera and just use my emotions to create art. Also, writing and music. I often base the ideas to my photographs on poems and lyrics. I get so much inspiration from them. WSI : Whats been your greatest photography achievement so far? ET : There are many things I’m proud of. Being featured in this magazine being one of them! In 2010 one of my photographs was shortlisted for Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year, there were about 1,000 entries and my photograph was in the top 24. That would have to be my greatest photography achievement so far - but I hope there are many more to come in the future. WSI : Why do you think people are so drawn to portraiture? ET : It tells a story. When I take portraits I try and let down all my walls and show how I feel. If you can tell a story with your eyes, people feel a connection just by looking at the photograph. I think portraiture, especially self-portraiture, helps people deal with and express their emotions. Or, it does with me. I think it’s the same for many other photographers.


WSI : Did you learn photo editing in school or did you teach yourself? Have you any tips for readers about the editing process? ET : I taught myself. By using Youtube tutorials, books and by clicking random buttons in photoshop I figured it out. I’m still learning. Everyday I do something by accident, love the effect it gives and use it alongside other techniques. I edit one photograph about five different ways before I’m happy. Sometimes more. I’m quite indecisive so, as for tips, just go with what you feel is right. Minimal editing is good! Try something different sometimes. Experiment. WSI : What are your tools of the trade? Camera, Lens, editing ? ET : My main camera is a Canon EOS 5D. For the majority of the time my main lens is the 50mm f/1.8. Another lens I use often is the 24-105mm f/4.0. I have various other lenses too. Many people ask me how I can afford to buy new things for my camera when I’m so young. The answer is - apart from the equipment my dad gave to me, I spend all my birthday and christmas money on photography stuff!


WSI : What (if anything) have you learned about yourself through photography? ET : To be myself. I found my style and even myself in a way. I would not be doing the things I am or be who I am if I didn’t have photography. Cliché, but true. I have gained so much confidence in myself through taking photographs. WSI : Using Flickr, DeviantArt, Facebook, tumblr etc, has using social networks helped you as an artist? Why/How? ET : Social network sites have helped me as an artist mainly because of the inspiration. I would never have had the confidence to start self-portraits if I wasn’t so in awe of the great self-portraiture artists on Flickr. The motivation I get from other photographers is great. It helps me so much. It really spurs me on and when I’m having a bad day, it makes me realise how lucky I am to have so many people behind my work.


WSI : Where do you see yourself and your working going in the future? ET : I actually don’t know. I have a few ideas of what I’d like to do, but I’m still so young right now. So much could change. I’m only fourteen. Right now, my dream is to become a wedding photographer and do that sort of thing. To capture happy memories for others would just be a wonderful career. Sadly it’s not easy to make that happen. If that fails, I’d go into a career with something to do with writing. WSI : What image of yours, so far is your favorite? Why? ET : It’s so hard to choose. I don’t think I can. I don’t have a favorite image, I just try and make every one the best I can. All my images mean a lot to me, so I don’t think I could choose. WSI : Thanks you Emily, one last question; do you have advice for any newbies who may be thinking of getting into photography? ET : Keep at it, keep going. I’ve almost given up so many times because I don’t really believe in myself. Now photography is such a big part of my life and while I sometimes still doubt myself and my abilities, I know that quite a few people do have an interest in my work. That in itself is enough encouragement and motivation for me. I just want to thank everyone who has supported me. You’re the best.


Visit Emily www.flickr.com/photos/etapp/


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Rebecca Palmer


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ebecca Palmer is an eighteen year old artist from a town named Hazel Grove which is just outside of Manchester. She has just started on a Photography course at Bolton University. When asked to describe her Photography work she says “conceptual, sometimes fairy tale like images that have a good story behind them and also just the right amount of a sinister atmosphere”. WSI : How did your journey into photography start? Your work focuses a lot on concept portraits and fantasy, please tell us more about it. RP : I never even picked up a digital camera until I was 16 – this was during my Art GCSE. I’d always thought I’d end up being some sort of artist or cartoonist since I was younger, but after taking Photography at College, I became hooked. I went about it the way I had with my drawings, recreating fantasy creatures I’d read about in books, seen in films or thought up in my nightmares. I prefer the personal aspect within this and have actually based a lot of my images around some of my childhood experiences related to alcohol abuse within my family, or current events in my life, for example my slight fear about going to University. Apart from that I get inspiration from myths and legends, lyrics, stories or just something I’ll happen to walk past which automatically begins to create a story in my mind. I suppose I prefer fantasy imagery to a more journalistic style of Photography because I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer throughout my life, whether I was writing short stories, drawing or seeing shapes in everyday objects that no one else seemed to be able to see. WSI : How long do you typically spend editing/photoshopping a photograph? RP : It can be anything from 5 minutes to a few hours – I think the longest I’ve edited a photo for none stop would be 4 hours, when it was finished it was made up of 16 different images and 23 Photoshop adjustment layers! WSI : how long does each image take to make? from idea to shooting to editing? RP : I generally think of ideas in the most blandest places, like on the train on my way to Uni, or waking up first thing in the morning and looking at something across the room when I sit up, so that part doesn’t take long at all. After I’ve got the idea firm in my head I set out to shoot it as soon as possible (I’m very stubborn when I have an image in my head like this). I usually try to get someone else to be in the image but if not, I’ll make it into a self portrait and take it with my camera remote, then will edit it straight after shooting. So probably from the first idea of the image to the final upload of it onto Flickr, I’ll take about 4 – 5 days minimum. However I’ve had some ideas in my mind for a while, I’m just waiting for the right props and locations to be of access to me!


WSI : Why do you think photo manipulation has become so popular? RP : I think, along with myself, many photographers prefer their own view of the world to the everyday view of how life goes by. I’d love to look out my window and see all forms of mythical creatures strolling about, but obviously that won’t happen, but manipulating my images can instantly make them look more magical but still fairly realistic without breaking the bank on special effects, make up and props! WSI : Did you learn photo editing in school or did you teach yourself? have you any tips for readers about the editing process? RP : Despite taking Photography at College I mostly taught myself how to use Photoshop, we weren’t ever explained it properly on my course so I’d always stick to increasing the contrast and making some really hard on the eyes images. When I managed to get my own copy of Photoshop at home I was able to explore it more and teach myself what every button meant and how it could improve or ruin my images. In my opinion the Curves layers are the best thing about Photoshop! My editing consists mostly of them, the only other tools I use often are Dodge and Burn (to make areas lighter and darker) and occasionally the clone stamp tool, and obviously stitching the images together in an expansion shot to make it a square crop without actually cropping my original image. WSI : Using Flickr, DeviantArt, Facebook, tumblr etc, has using social networks helped you as an artist? Why/How? RP : I originally only got a Flickr because I was too nervous to post my photos onto my Facebook. When I learnt my way around it and began to add them to groups and advertise my page a bit more, I began to get a fair few views, comments and favourites. One time I saw one of my images being reblogged around Tumblr from a Photography page I’d submitted it onto with 400+ notes, which amazed me. I think social networks are important for artists, photographers etc as it’s the easiest possible way to show a mass amount of people what you can do, and without them I’d probably be nowhere with my work right now.


WSI : Is there anything in particular that fuels your creativity as an artist? RP : Well, the general desire I’ve always had to be able to create new and interesting things is a major factor. I find that the fact I read a lot helps, especially seeing as my favourite genres are fantasy and dystopian books which both relate a lot to my photography work, and also listening to many different types of music. I also have some sort of urge to prove myself, as if I want everyone to know what I can do, despite anything I may have been through, where I come from and how unknown I am to the rest of the world. WSI : Do you have advice for any newbies who may be thinking of getting into photography? RP: Take your camera everywhere with you, you’ll either see something definitely worth taking a snap of or get some form of opportunity from it. Just last week I was in Manchester with a friend, happened to have my camera around my neck, and was given a possibility of a job from a London editorial company. If you can’t find models, ask your friends – not only will it give them a good day out, they’ll also have some great photos of themselves that look professional but without the high price, why wouldn’t they agree to it? So basically, everything, everywhere and everyone could possibly be a photo opportunity! WSI : Finally Rebecca, where do you see yourself and your work going in the future? RP : Of course I���d love to just be my own boss, running my own Photography business still with the time to shoot my own ideas every now and then! Failing that, just anything where I can continue to create my own dreams, people and places within images, perhaps as a photographer for some form of magazine where this is possible – I’d love to do what Tim Walker does!


Visit Rebecca www.flickr.com/photos/breakyourheartinside www.facebook.com/rebeccapalmerphotography www.rebeccampalmer.zenfolio.com


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