Nina Cosford

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I first came across your work after discovering your Girls illustrations. What is it about this show that you love? I love its honest humour and its blunt outlook on being young. I uncomfortably enjoy the awkwardness of it and am often imagining how … Continue reading

Yumi Sakagawa

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At what point in your life did you realize that you want to pursue art? I’ve always been drawing and making up stories for as long as I remember. So I guess it never occurred to me that I would … Continue reading

Olivia Parkes

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Were you always creative growing up? Yes, but I think most children are creative; they’re still independent thinkers, comfortable with following their own logic without regard for where it will take them.  I was certainly always imaginative, and easily absorbed.  … Continue reading

Alyssa Lau

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You originally started your blog with your cousin, right? We were actually a Lookbook first. We started to take photos and eventually created a blog.  We kept it up for a few years but eventually, he went to focus on … Continue reading

Heather Hansen

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Heather Hansen – Richard Street Studio commission from Heather Hansen on Vimeo. You’re based in New Orleans now and I know that you’ve traveled a lot, where are you from originally? From a very rural town in Idaho. I left … Continue reading

Richard Clarkson

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Tell us about your childhood. I grew up on a farm in New Zealand and I think that there is a creative element in all areas of my life. My dad often created little inventions to make his job, a … Continue reading

Cynthia Merhej

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Tell us about yourself. My name is Cynthia Merhej and I do many different things in the realm of visual communication. I’m currently based in Beirut. In your own words, what is beauty? There’s nothing special about it. It’s everywhere … Continue reading

Dez’Mon Omega Fair

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Let’s start with how you got into art. I always doodled as a child. I didn’t call myself an artist until recently. I was extremely into fashion and the human aesthetic and how people present themselves. I really love clothes and … Continue reading

Avery Nejam

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Let’s start with The Web. It’s cool. It’s so big but it’s so small at the same time. It’s amazing. So, is the internet what you’d thank most for starting your career?  Definitely. It doesn’t get as good as a … Continue reading

Barry Underwood

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How did you come to work with lights? Early on when I worked in photography, I mostly photographed at night, applying light to objects. Starting in my mom’s backyard in the summertime, I photographed flowers, and just played while trying to figure … Continue reading

Francis Vallejo

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Have you always been creative? When I was about 5 years old, I remember my uncle asking me what I wanted to do when I grew up. Since I learned to read through comic books like Superman and Jimmy Olsen, … Continue reading

Rebecca Louise Law

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What ignited your passion with flowers? I studied Fine Art as a Colour Field Artist specializing in Painting and Printmaking. I loved working large scale with colour, yet the canvas felt restricting and never large enough. I started experimenting with mixed … Continue reading