tor vrno
Part I
where are you from? I’m from China, Canton
where are you right now? I live in the forest
where do you want to be? I guess I’ll finally move to Sydney, cause I miss my girlfriend so much
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tor vrno
Part I
where are you from? I’m from China, Canton
where are you right now? I live in the forest
where do you want to be? I guess I’ll finally move to Sydney, cause I miss my girlfriend so much
http://tor23.blogbus.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tor23/
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tor vrno
Part I
where are you from? I’m from China, Canton
where are you right now? I live in the forest
where do you want to be? I guess I’ll finally move to Sydney, cause I miss my girlfriend so much
http://tor23.blogbus.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tor23/
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tor vrno
Part I
where are you from? I’m from China, Canton
where are you right now? I live in the forest
where do you want to be? I guess I’ll finally move to Sydney, cause I miss my girlfriend so much
http://tor23.blogbus.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tor23/
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tor vrno
Part I
where are you from? I’m from China, Canton
where are you right now? I live in the forest
where do you want to be? I guess I’ll finally move to Sydney, cause I miss my girlfriend so much
http://tor23.blogbus.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tor23/
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tor vrno
Part I
where are you from? I’m from China, Canton
where are you right now? I live in the forest
where do you want to be? I guess I’ll finally move to Sydney, cause I miss my girlfriend so much
http://tor23.blogbus.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tor23/
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tor vrno
Part I
where are you from? I’m from China, Canton
where are you right now? I live in the forest
where do you want to be? I guess I’ll finally move to Sydney, cause I miss my girlfriend so much
http://tor23.blogbus.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tor23/
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tor vrno
Part I
where are you from? I’m from China, Canton
where are you right now? I live in the forest
where do you want to be? I guess I’ll finally move to Sydney, cause I miss my girlfriend so much
http://tor23.blogbus.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tor23/
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tor vrno
Part I
where are you from? I’m from China, Canton
where are you right now? I live in the forest
where do you want to be? I guess I’ll finally move to Sydney, cause I miss my girlfriend so much
http://tor23.blogbus.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tor23/
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tor vrno
Part I
where are you from? I’m from China, Canton
where are you right now? I live in the forest
where do you want to be? I guess I’ll finally move to Sydney, cause I miss my girlfriend so much
http://tor23.blogbus.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tor23/
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tor vrno

Part I

where are you from? I’m from China, Canton

where are you right now? I live in the forest

where do you want to be? I guess I’ll finally move to Sydney, cause I miss my girlfriend so much

http://tor23.blogbus.com/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tor23/

Nevena Popovic
where are you from? Novi Sad, Serbia
where are you right now? Migrating between Serbia and Czech Republic
where do you want to be? back in Novi Sad full time
http://popovicnevena.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevena_rulz/
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Nevena Popovic
where are you from? Novi Sad, Serbia
where are you right now? Migrating between Serbia and Czech Republic
where do you want to be? back in Novi Sad full time
http://popovicnevena.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevena_rulz/
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Nevena Popovic
where are you from? Novi Sad, Serbia
where are you right now? Migrating between Serbia and Czech Republic
where do you want to be? back in Novi Sad full time
http://popovicnevena.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevena_rulz/
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Nevena Popovic
where are you from? Novi Sad, Serbia
where are you right now? Migrating between Serbia and Czech Republic
where do you want to be? back in Novi Sad full time
http://popovicnevena.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevena_rulz/
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Nevena Popovic
where are you from? Novi Sad, Serbia
where are you right now? Migrating between Serbia and Czech Republic
where do you want to be? back in Novi Sad full time
http://popovicnevena.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevena_rulz/
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Nevena Popovic
where are you from? Novi Sad, Serbia
where are you right now? Migrating between Serbia and Czech Republic
where do you want to be? back in Novi Sad full time
http://popovicnevena.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevena_rulz/
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Nevena Popovic
where are you from? Novi Sad, Serbia
where are you right now? Migrating between Serbia and Czech Republic
where do you want to be? back in Novi Sad full time
http://popovicnevena.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevena_rulz/
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Nevena Popovic
where are you from? Novi Sad, Serbia
where are you right now? Migrating between Serbia and Czech Republic
where do you want to be? back in Novi Sad full time
http://popovicnevena.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevena_rulz/
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Nevena Popovic
where are you from? Novi Sad, Serbia
where are you right now? Migrating between Serbia and Czech Republic
where do you want to be? back in Novi Sad full time
http://popovicnevena.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevena_rulz/
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Nevena Popovic
where are you from? Novi Sad, Serbia
where are you right now? Migrating between Serbia and Czech Republic
where do you want to be? back in Novi Sad full time
http://popovicnevena.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevena_rulz/
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Nevena Popovic

where are you from? Novi Sad, Serbia

where are you right now? Migrating between Serbia and Czech Republic

where do you want to be? back in Novi Sad full time

http://popovicnevena.tumblr.com/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevena_rulz/

Maddy Vian is a lizard queen illustrator based in the UK, and she’s awesome. Below, she talks about mean caterpillars with suitcases, nostalgia and humour, and her affinity for dinosaurs.
where are you from?
I’m from a seaside town in Kent and grew up with a lot of fields and old people in my peripherals.


where are you right now?
Right now I’m in my final university crit, at Kingston, London, England, Earth.


have you always been drawing? do you remember the first thing you ever drew/painted?

I think so yes! I don’t really remember my first drawings but I’ve seen some drawings in my old school books and I drew a pretty mean caterpillar with a suitcase once. I remember my mum would help me make books/do the writing and I’d draw the pictures!


how do you begin an illustration?

Depending on the scale of the image I’ll usually do a little pencil sketch thumbnail just to get some shapes down before drawing it properly or taking it into photoshop. Quite often I’ll wing it though.


what are you currently inspired by?

I have been watching a lot of documentaries that inspire me lately. I love watching things about unexplained world mysteries and I think I just like learning new things to generate ideas!


was there a particular moment when you thought of doing this as a career?

I get a few school students asking advice for getting into illustration and I just have to tell them that they are so much further ahead than I was at that age!!! I didn’t really now you could BE an illustrator until after I left school! I think putting my work online has really helped me realise that I do have a place in the creative world though!


imagine you were trying to describe your work to someone who’s never seen it - like that dreaded question when meeting new people: “what do you draw?” How would you describe what you do?
I work with a nostalgia and humour, taking inspiration from those cartoons I used to record on VHS on Saturday mornings as a kid. 


favourite bands/artists at the moment?

Always have tons of different songs floating about my head when I’m working and recently it’s been Pogo, Grimes and The Mars Volta are pretty great work soundtracks. Also…Disney soundtracks.


what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

I had the privilege of working with an illustrator just before I began uni and she gave me so much wisdom. I think the thing I always remember is that when you are young it’s the best time to not get held down with a style because out in the real world, once you’re known for something you’ll be asked to keep doing it forever!!! Not being afraid to experiment when you can is something I always think about!


two, three hundred years from now, if people were to remember your work (found a zine, or a comic of yours, or maybe a print) by one thing and one thing only, what would you want it to be?

Amazing question! Probably a comic? A comic I haven’t done yet though. I feel like I’m on the edge of doing something memorable….but maybe I’ll feel like that for the next three hundred years!!!


you’ve been making clothing designs - it textile printing something you’re interested in? do you think you’re going to make these (the pizza and the night sky dresses are badass, by the way)?

 I’ve made the pizza one and a couple of others! (http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/tagged/indieWEARABLE ) At the moment it’s just with one fabric marker but I’d love to properly design fabric I just wouldn’t know where to begin in getting it produced!!!


what city/country would you like to visit?

I haven’t been to so many places it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d love to visit New York…but then perhaps somewhere with quite different culture too like Japan or Thailand…


where do you want to be?
I’ve had a craving to be in Disneyland for FAR too long.


dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, or kittens? 

I mean kittens are the least likely to hurt me. But I have a strange affinity with dinosaurs.
http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/Maddyology
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Maddy Vian is a lizard queen illustrator based in the UK, and she’s awesome. Below, she talks about mean caterpillars with suitcases, nostalgia and humour, and her affinity for dinosaurs.
where are you from?
I’m from a seaside town in Kent and grew up with a lot of fields and old people in my peripherals.


where are you right now?
Right now I’m in my final university crit, at Kingston, London, England, Earth.


have you always been drawing? do you remember the first thing you ever drew/painted?

I think so yes! I don’t really remember my first drawings but I’ve seen some drawings in my old school books and I drew a pretty mean caterpillar with a suitcase once. I remember my mum would help me make books/do the writing and I’d draw the pictures!


how do you begin an illustration?

Depending on the scale of the image I’ll usually do a little pencil sketch thumbnail just to get some shapes down before drawing it properly or taking it into photoshop. Quite often I’ll wing it though.


what are you currently inspired by?

I have been watching a lot of documentaries that inspire me lately. I love watching things about unexplained world mysteries and I think I just like learning new things to generate ideas!


was there a particular moment when you thought of doing this as a career?

I get a few school students asking advice for getting into illustration and I just have to tell them that they are so much further ahead than I was at that age!!! I didn’t really now you could BE an illustrator until after I left school! I think putting my work online has really helped me realise that I do have a place in the creative world though!


imagine you were trying to describe your work to someone who’s never seen it - like that dreaded question when meeting new people: “what do you draw?” How would you describe what you do?
I work with a nostalgia and humour, taking inspiration from those cartoons I used to record on VHS on Saturday mornings as a kid. 


favourite bands/artists at the moment?

Always have tons of different songs floating about my head when I’m working and recently it’s been Pogo, Grimes and The Mars Volta are pretty great work soundtracks. Also…Disney soundtracks.


what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

I had the privilege of working with an illustrator just before I began uni and she gave me so much wisdom. I think the thing I always remember is that when you are young it’s the best time to not get held down with a style because out in the real world, once you’re known for something you’ll be asked to keep doing it forever!!! Not being afraid to experiment when you can is something I always think about!


two, three hundred years from now, if people were to remember your work (found a zine, or a comic of yours, or maybe a print) by one thing and one thing only, what would you want it to be?

Amazing question! Probably a comic? A comic I haven’t done yet though. I feel like I’m on the edge of doing something memorable….but maybe I’ll feel like that for the next three hundred years!!!


you’ve been making clothing designs - it textile printing something you’re interested in? do you think you’re going to make these (the pizza and the night sky dresses are badass, by the way)?

 I’ve made the pizza one and a couple of others! (http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/tagged/indieWEARABLE ) At the moment it’s just with one fabric marker but I’d love to properly design fabric I just wouldn’t know where to begin in getting it produced!!!


what city/country would you like to visit?

I haven’t been to so many places it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d love to visit New York…but then perhaps somewhere with quite different culture too like Japan or Thailand…


where do you want to be?
I’ve had a craving to be in Disneyland for FAR too long.


dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, or kittens? 

I mean kittens are the least likely to hurt me. But I have a strange affinity with dinosaurs.
http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/Maddyology
ZoomInfo
Maddy Vian is a lizard queen illustrator based in the UK, and she’s awesome. Below, she talks about mean caterpillars with suitcases, nostalgia and humour, and her affinity for dinosaurs.
where are you from?
I’m from a seaside town in Kent and grew up with a lot of fields and old people in my peripherals.


where are you right now?
Right now I’m in my final university crit, at Kingston, London, England, Earth.


have you always been drawing? do you remember the first thing you ever drew/painted?

I think so yes! I don’t really remember my first drawings but I’ve seen some drawings in my old school books and I drew a pretty mean caterpillar with a suitcase once. I remember my mum would help me make books/do the writing and I’d draw the pictures!


how do you begin an illustration?

Depending on the scale of the image I’ll usually do a little pencil sketch thumbnail just to get some shapes down before drawing it properly or taking it into photoshop. Quite often I’ll wing it though.


what are you currently inspired by?

I have been watching a lot of documentaries that inspire me lately. I love watching things about unexplained world mysteries and I think I just like learning new things to generate ideas!


was there a particular moment when you thought of doing this as a career?

I get a few school students asking advice for getting into illustration and I just have to tell them that they are so much further ahead than I was at that age!!! I didn’t really now you could BE an illustrator until after I left school! I think putting my work online has really helped me realise that I do have a place in the creative world though!


imagine you were trying to describe your work to someone who’s never seen it - like that dreaded question when meeting new people: “what do you draw?” How would you describe what you do?
I work with a nostalgia and humour, taking inspiration from those cartoons I used to record on VHS on Saturday mornings as a kid. 


favourite bands/artists at the moment?

Always have tons of different songs floating about my head when I’m working and recently it’s been Pogo, Grimes and The Mars Volta are pretty great work soundtracks. Also…Disney soundtracks.


what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

I had the privilege of working with an illustrator just before I began uni and she gave me so much wisdom. I think the thing I always remember is that when you are young it’s the best time to not get held down with a style because out in the real world, once you’re known for something you’ll be asked to keep doing it forever!!! Not being afraid to experiment when you can is something I always think about!


two, three hundred years from now, if people were to remember your work (found a zine, or a comic of yours, or maybe a print) by one thing and one thing only, what would you want it to be?

Amazing question! Probably a comic? A comic I haven’t done yet though. I feel like I’m on the edge of doing something memorable….but maybe I’ll feel like that for the next three hundred years!!!


you’ve been making clothing designs - it textile printing something you’re interested in? do you think you’re going to make these (the pizza and the night sky dresses are badass, by the way)?

 I’ve made the pizza one and a couple of others! (http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/tagged/indieWEARABLE ) At the moment it’s just with one fabric marker but I’d love to properly design fabric I just wouldn’t know where to begin in getting it produced!!!


what city/country would you like to visit?

I haven’t been to so many places it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d love to visit New York…but then perhaps somewhere with quite different culture too like Japan or Thailand…


where do you want to be?
I’ve had a craving to be in Disneyland for FAR too long.


dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, or kittens? 

I mean kittens are the least likely to hurt me. But I have a strange affinity with dinosaurs.
http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/Maddyology
ZoomInfo
Maddy Vian is a lizard queen illustrator based in the UK, and she’s awesome. Below, she talks about mean caterpillars with suitcases, nostalgia and humour, and her affinity for dinosaurs.
where are you from?
I’m from a seaside town in Kent and grew up with a lot of fields and old people in my peripherals.


where are you right now?
Right now I’m in my final university crit, at Kingston, London, England, Earth.


have you always been drawing? do you remember the first thing you ever drew/painted?

I think so yes! I don’t really remember my first drawings but I’ve seen some drawings in my old school books and I drew a pretty mean caterpillar with a suitcase once. I remember my mum would help me make books/do the writing and I’d draw the pictures!


how do you begin an illustration?

Depending on the scale of the image I’ll usually do a little pencil sketch thumbnail just to get some shapes down before drawing it properly or taking it into photoshop. Quite often I’ll wing it though.


what are you currently inspired by?

I have been watching a lot of documentaries that inspire me lately. I love watching things about unexplained world mysteries and I think I just like learning new things to generate ideas!


was there a particular moment when you thought of doing this as a career?

I get a few school students asking advice for getting into illustration and I just have to tell them that they are so much further ahead than I was at that age!!! I didn’t really now you could BE an illustrator until after I left school! I think putting my work online has really helped me realise that I do have a place in the creative world though!


imagine you were trying to describe your work to someone who’s never seen it - like that dreaded question when meeting new people: “what do you draw?” How would you describe what you do?
I work with a nostalgia and humour, taking inspiration from those cartoons I used to record on VHS on Saturday mornings as a kid. 


favourite bands/artists at the moment?

Always have tons of different songs floating about my head when I’m working and recently it’s been Pogo, Grimes and The Mars Volta are pretty great work soundtracks. Also…Disney soundtracks.


what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

I had the privilege of working with an illustrator just before I began uni and she gave me so much wisdom. I think the thing I always remember is that when you are young it’s the best time to not get held down with a style because out in the real world, once you’re known for something you’ll be asked to keep doing it forever!!! Not being afraid to experiment when you can is something I always think about!


two, three hundred years from now, if people were to remember your work (found a zine, or a comic of yours, or maybe a print) by one thing and one thing only, what would you want it to be?

Amazing question! Probably a comic? A comic I haven’t done yet though. I feel like I’m on the edge of doing something memorable….but maybe I’ll feel like that for the next three hundred years!!!


you’ve been making clothing designs - it textile printing something you’re interested in? do you think you’re going to make these (the pizza and the night sky dresses are badass, by the way)?

 I’ve made the pizza one and a couple of others! (http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/tagged/indieWEARABLE ) At the moment it’s just with one fabric marker but I’d love to properly design fabric I just wouldn’t know where to begin in getting it produced!!!


what city/country would you like to visit?

I haven’t been to so many places it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d love to visit New York…but then perhaps somewhere with quite different culture too like Japan or Thailand…


where do you want to be?
I’ve had a craving to be in Disneyland for FAR too long.


dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, or kittens? 

I mean kittens are the least likely to hurt me. But I have a strange affinity with dinosaurs.
http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/Maddyology
ZoomInfo
Maddy Vian is a lizard queen illustrator based in the UK, and she’s awesome. Below, she talks about mean caterpillars with suitcases, nostalgia and humour, and her affinity for dinosaurs.
where are you from?
I’m from a seaside town in Kent and grew up with a lot of fields and old people in my peripherals.


where are you right now?
Right now I’m in my final university crit, at Kingston, London, England, Earth.


have you always been drawing? do you remember the first thing you ever drew/painted?

I think so yes! I don’t really remember my first drawings but I’ve seen some drawings in my old school books and I drew a pretty mean caterpillar with a suitcase once. I remember my mum would help me make books/do the writing and I’d draw the pictures!


how do you begin an illustration?

Depending on the scale of the image I’ll usually do a little pencil sketch thumbnail just to get some shapes down before drawing it properly or taking it into photoshop. Quite often I’ll wing it though.


what are you currently inspired by?

I have been watching a lot of documentaries that inspire me lately. I love watching things about unexplained world mysteries and I think I just like learning new things to generate ideas!


was there a particular moment when you thought of doing this as a career?

I get a few school students asking advice for getting into illustration and I just have to tell them that they are so much further ahead than I was at that age!!! I didn’t really now you could BE an illustrator until after I left school! I think putting my work online has really helped me realise that I do have a place in the creative world though!


imagine you were trying to describe your work to someone who’s never seen it - like that dreaded question when meeting new people: “what do you draw?” How would you describe what you do?
I work with a nostalgia and humour, taking inspiration from those cartoons I used to record on VHS on Saturday mornings as a kid. 


favourite bands/artists at the moment?

Always have tons of different songs floating about my head when I’m working and recently it’s been Pogo, Grimes and The Mars Volta are pretty great work soundtracks. Also…Disney soundtracks.


what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

I had the privilege of working with an illustrator just before I began uni and she gave me so much wisdom. I think the thing I always remember is that when you are young it’s the best time to not get held down with a style because out in the real world, once you’re known for something you’ll be asked to keep doing it forever!!! Not being afraid to experiment when you can is something I always think about!


two, three hundred years from now, if people were to remember your work (found a zine, or a comic of yours, or maybe a print) by one thing and one thing only, what would you want it to be?

Amazing question! Probably a comic? A comic I haven’t done yet though. I feel like I’m on the edge of doing something memorable….but maybe I’ll feel like that for the next three hundred years!!!


you’ve been making clothing designs - it textile printing something you’re interested in? do you think you’re going to make these (the pizza and the night sky dresses are badass, by the way)?

 I’ve made the pizza one and a couple of others! (http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/tagged/indieWEARABLE ) At the moment it’s just with one fabric marker but I’d love to properly design fabric I just wouldn’t know where to begin in getting it produced!!!


what city/country would you like to visit?

I haven’t been to so many places it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d love to visit New York…but then perhaps somewhere with quite different culture too like Japan or Thailand…


where do you want to be?
I’ve had a craving to be in Disneyland for FAR too long.


dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, or kittens? 

I mean kittens are the least likely to hurt me. But I have a strange affinity with dinosaurs.
http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/Maddyology
ZoomInfo
Maddy Vian is a lizard queen illustrator based in the UK, and she’s awesome. Below, she talks about mean caterpillars with suitcases, nostalgia and humour, and her affinity for dinosaurs.
where are you from?
I’m from a seaside town in Kent and grew up with a lot of fields and old people in my peripherals.


where are you right now?
Right now I’m in my final university crit, at Kingston, London, England, Earth.


have you always been drawing? do you remember the first thing you ever drew/painted?

I think so yes! I don’t really remember my first drawings but I’ve seen some drawings in my old school books and I drew a pretty mean caterpillar with a suitcase once. I remember my mum would help me make books/do the writing and I’d draw the pictures!


how do you begin an illustration?

Depending on the scale of the image I’ll usually do a little pencil sketch thumbnail just to get some shapes down before drawing it properly or taking it into photoshop. Quite often I’ll wing it though.


what are you currently inspired by?

I have been watching a lot of documentaries that inspire me lately. I love watching things about unexplained world mysteries and I think I just like learning new things to generate ideas!


was there a particular moment when you thought of doing this as a career?

I get a few school students asking advice for getting into illustration and I just have to tell them that they are so much further ahead than I was at that age!!! I didn’t really now you could BE an illustrator until after I left school! I think putting my work online has really helped me realise that I do have a place in the creative world though!


imagine you were trying to describe your work to someone who’s never seen it - like that dreaded question when meeting new people: “what do you draw?” How would you describe what you do?
I work with a nostalgia and humour, taking inspiration from those cartoons I used to record on VHS on Saturday mornings as a kid. 


favourite bands/artists at the moment?

Always have tons of different songs floating about my head when I’m working and recently it’s been Pogo, Grimes and The Mars Volta are pretty great work soundtracks. Also…Disney soundtracks.


what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

I had the privilege of working with an illustrator just before I began uni and she gave me so much wisdom. I think the thing I always remember is that when you are young it’s the best time to not get held down with a style because out in the real world, once you’re known for something you’ll be asked to keep doing it forever!!! Not being afraid to experiment when you can is something I always think about!


two, three hundred years from now, if people were to remember your work (found a zine, or a comic of yours, or maybe a print) by one thing and one thing only, what would you want it to be?

Amazing question! Probably a comic? A comic I haven’t done yet though. I feel like I’m on the edge of doing something memorable….but maybe I’ll feel like that for the next three hundred years!!!


you’ve been making clothing designs - it textile printing something you’re interested in? do you think you’re going to make these (the pizza and the night sky dresses are badass, by the way)?

 I’ve made the pizza one and a couple of others! (http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/tagged/indieWEARABLE ) At the moment it’s just with one fabric marker but I’d love to properly design fabric I just wouldn’t know where to begin in getting it produced!!!


what city/country would you like to visit?

I haven’t been to so many places it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d love to visit New York…but then perhaps somewhere with quite different culture too like Japan or Thailand…


where do you want to be?
I’ve had a craving to be in Disneyland for FAR too long.


dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, or kittens? 

I mean kittens are the least likely to hurt me. But I have a strange affinity with dinosaurs.
http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/Maddyology
ZoomInfo
Maddy Vian is a lizard queen illustrator based in the UK, and she’s awesome. Below, she talks about mean caterpillars with suitcases, nostalgia and humour, and her affinity for dinosaurs.
where are you from?
I’m from a seaside town in Kent and grew up with a lot of fields and old people in my peripherals.


where are you right now?
Right now I’m in my final university crit, at Kingston, London, England, Earth.


have you always been drawing? do you remember the first thing you ever drew/painted?

I think so yes! I don’t really remember my first drawings but I’ve seen some drawings in my old school books and I drew a pretty mean caterpillar with a suitcase once. I remember my mum would help me make books/do the writing and I’d draw the pictures!


how do you begin an illustration?

Depending on the scale of the image I’ll usually do a little pencil sketch thumbnail just to get some shapes down before drawing it properly or taking it into photoshop. Quite often I’ll wing it though.


what are you currently inspired by?

I have been watching a lot of documentaries that inspire me lately. I love watching things about unexplained world mysteries and I think I just like learning new things to generate ideas!


was there a particular moment when you thought of doing this as a career?

I get a few school students asking advice for getting into illustration and I just have to tell them that they are so much further ahead than I was at that age!!! I didn’t really now you could BE an illustrator until after I left school! I think putting my work online has really helped me realise that I do have a place in the creative world though!


imagine you were trying to describe your work to someone who’s never seen it - like that dreaded question when meeting new people: “what do you draw?” How would you describe what you do?
I work with a nostalgia and humour, taking inspiration from those cartoons I used to record on VHS on Saturday mornings as a kid. 


favourite bands/artists at the moment?

Always have tons of different songs floating about my head when I’m working and recently it’s been Pogo, Grimes and The Mars Volta are pretty great work soundtracks. Also…Disney soundtracks.


what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

I had the privilege of working with an illustrator just before I began uni and she gave me so much wisdom. I think the thing I always remember is that when you are young it’s the best time to not get held down with a style because out in the real world, once you’re known for something you’ll be asked to keep doing it forever!!! Not being afraid to experiment when you can is something I always think about!


two, three hundred years from now, if people were to remember your work (found a zine, or a comic of yours, or maybe a print) by one thing and one thing only, what would you want it to be?

Amazing question! Probably a comic? A comic I haven’t done yet though. I feel like I’m on the edge of doing something memorable….but maybe I’ll feel like that for the next three hundred years!!!


you’ve been making clothing designs - it textile printing something you’re interested in? do you think you’re going to make these (the pizza and the night sky dresses are badass, by the way)?

 I’ve made the pizza one and a couple of others! (http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/tagged/indieWEARABLE ) At the moment it’s just with one fabric marker but I’d love to properly design fabric I just wouldn’t know where to begin in getting it produced!!!


what city/country would you like to visit?

I haven’t been to so many places it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d love to visit New York…but then perhaps somewhere with quite different culture too like Japan or Thailand…


where do you want to be?
I’ve had a craving to be in Disneyland for FAR too long.


dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, or kittens? 

I mean kittens are the least likely to hurt me. But I have a strange affinity with dinosaurs.
http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/Maddyology
ZoomInfo
Maddy Vian is a lizard queen illustrator based in the UK, and she’s awesome. Below, she talks about mean caterpillars with suitcases, nostalgia and humour, and her affinity for dinosaurs.
where are you from?
I’m from a seaside town in Kent and grew up with a lot of fields and old people in my peripherals.


where are you right now?
Right now I’m in my final university crit, at Kingston, London, England, Earth.


have you always been drawing? do you remember the first thing you ever drew/painted?

I think so yes! I don’t really remember my first drawings but I’ve seen some drawings in my old school books and I drew a pretty mean caterpillar with a suitcase once. I remember my mum would help me make books/do the writing and I’d draw the pictures!


how do you begin an illustration?

Depending on the scale of the image I’ll usually do a little pencil sketch thumbnail just to get some shapes down before drawing it properly or taking it into photoshop. Quite often I’ll wing it though.


what are you currently inspired by?

I have been watching a lot of documentaries that inspire me lately. I love watching things about unexplained world mysteries and I think I just like learning new things to generate ideas!


was there a particular moment when you thought of doing this as a career?

I get a few school students asking advice for getting into illustration and I just have to tell them that they are so much further ahead than I was at that age!!! I didn’t really now you could BE an illustrator until after I left school! I think putting my work online has really helped me realise that I do have a place in the creative world though!


imagine you were trying to describe your work to someone who’s never seen it - like that dreaded question when meeting new people: “what do you draw?” How would you describe what you do?
I work with a nostalgia and humour, taking inspiration from those cartoons I used to record on VHS on Saturday mornings as a kid. 


favourite bands/artists at the moment?

Always have tons of different songs floating about my head when I’m working and recently it’s been Pogo, Grimes and The Mars Volta are pretty great work soundtracks. Also…Disney soundtracks.


what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

I had the privilege of working with an illustrator just before I began uni and she gave me so much wisdom. I think the thing I always remember is that when you are young it’s the best time to not get held down with a style because out in the real world, once you’re known for something you’ll be asked to keep doing it forever!!! Not being afraid to experiment when you can is something I always think about!


two, three hundred years from now, if people were to remember your work (found a zine, or a comic of yours, or maybe a print) by one thing and one thing only, what would you want it to be?

Amazing question! Probably a comic? A comic I haven’t done yet though. I feel like I’m on the edge of doing something memorable….but maybe I’ll feel like that for the next three hundred years!!!


you’ve been making clothing designs - it textile printing something you’re interested in? do you think you’re going to make these (the pizza and the night sky dresses are badass, by the way)?

 I’ve made the pizza one and a couple of others! (http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/tagged/indieWEARABLE ) At the moment it’s just with one fabric marker but I’d love to properly design fabric I just wouldn’t know where to begin in getting it produced!!!


what city/country would you like to visit?

I haven’t been to so many places it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d love to visit New York…but then perhaps somewhere with quite different culture too like Japan or Thailand…


where do you want to be?
I’ve had a craving to be in Disneyland for FAR too long.


dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, or kittens? 

I mean kittens are the least likely to hurt me. But I have a strange affinity with dinosaurs.
http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/Maddyology
ZoomInfo
Maddy Vian is a lizard queen illustrator based in the UK, and she’s awesome. Below, she talks about mean caterpillars with suitcases, nostalgia and humour, and her affinity for dinosaurs.
where are you from?
I’m from a seaside town in Kent and grew up with a lot of fields and old people in my peripherals.


where are you right now?
Right now I’m in my final university crit, at Kingston, London, England, Earth.


have you always been drawing? do you remember the first thing you ever drew/painted?

I think so yes! I don’t really remember my first drawings but I’ve seen some drawings in my old school books and I drew a pretty mean caterpillar with a suitcase once. I remember my mum would help me make books/do the writing and I’d draw the pictures!


how do you begin an illustration?

Depending on the scale of the image I’ll usually do a little pencil sketch thumbnail just to get some shapes down before drawing it properly or taking it into photoshop. Quite often I’ll wing it though.


what are you currently inspired by?

I have been watching a lot of documentaries that inspire me lately. I love watching things about unexplained world mysteries and I think I just like learning new things to generate ideas!


was there a particular moment when you thought of doing this as a career?

I get a few school students asking advice for getting into illustration and I just have to tell them that they are so much further ahead than I was at that age!!! I didn’t really now you could BE an illustrator until after I left school! I think putting my work online has really helped me realise that I do have a place in the creative world though!


imagine you were trying to describe your work to someone who’s never seen it - like that dreaded question when meeting new people: “what do you draw?” How would you describe what you do?
I work with a nostalgia and humour, taking inspiration from those cartoons I used to record on VHS on Saturday mornings as a kid. 


favourite bands/artists at the moment?

Always have tons of different songs floating about my head when I’m working and recently it’s been Pogo, Grimes and The Mars Volta are pretty great work soundtracks. Also…Disney soundtracks.


what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

I had the privilege of working with an illustrator just before I began uni and she gave me so much wisdom. I think the thing I always remember is that when you are young it’s the best time to not get held down with a style because out in the real world, once you’re known for something you’ll be asked to keep doing it forever!!! Not being afraid to experiment when you can is something I always think about!


two, three hundred years from now, if people were to remember your work (found a zine, or a comic of yours, or maybe a print) by one thing and one thing only, what would you want it to be?

Amazing question! Probably a comic? A comic I haven’t done yet though. I feel like I’m on the edge of doing something memorable….but maybe I’ll feel like that for the next three hundred years!!!


you’ve been making clothing designs - it textile printing something you’re interested in? do you think you’re going to make these (the pizza and the night sky dresses are badass, by the way)?

 I’ve made the pizza one and a couple of others! (http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/tagged/indieWEARABLE ) At the moment it’s just with one fabric marker but I’d love to properly design fabric I just wouldn’t know where to begin in getting it produced!!!


what city/country would you like to visit?

I haven’t been to so many places it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d love to visit New York…but then perhaps somewhere with quite different culture too like Japan or Thailand…


where do you want to be?
I’ve had a craving to be in Disneyland for FAR too long.


dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, or kittens? 

I mean kittens are the least likely to hurt me. But I have a strange affinity with dinosaurs.
http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/Maddyology
ZoomInfo
Maddy Vian is a lizard queen illustrator based in the UK, and she’s awesome. Below, she talks about mean caterpillars with suitcases, nostalgia and humour, and her affinity for dinosaurs.
where are you from?
I’m from a seaside town in Kent and grew up with a lot of fields and old people in my peripherals.


where are you right now?
Right now I’m in my final university crit, at Kingston, London, England, Earth.


have you always been drawing? do you remember the first thing you ever drew/painted?

I think so yes! I don’t really remember my first drawings but I’ve seen some drawings in my old school books and I drew a pretty mean caterpillar with a suitcase once. I remember my mum would help me make books/do the writing and I’d draw the pictures!


how do you begin an illustration?

Depending on the scale of the image I’ll usually do a little pencil sketch thumbnail just to get some shapes down before drawing it properly or taking it into photoshop. Quite often I’ll wing it though.


what are you currently inspired by?

I have been watching a lot of documentaries that inspire me lately. I love watching things about unexplained world mysteries and I think I just like learning new things to generate ideas!


was there a particular moment when you thought of doing this as a career?

I get a few school students asking advice for getting into illustration and I just have to tell them that they are so much further ahead than I was at that age!!! I didn’t really now you could BE an illustrator until after I left school! I think putting my work online has really helped me realise that I do have a place in the creative world though!


imagine you were trying to describe your work to someone who’s never seen it - like that dreaded question when meeting new people: “what do you draw?” How would you describe what you do?
I work with a nostalgia and humour, taking inspiration from those cartoons I used to record on VHS on Saturday mornings as a kid. 


favourite bands/artists at the moment?

Always have tons of different songs floating about my head when I’m working and recently it’s been Pogo, Grimes and The Mars Volta are pretty great work soundtracks. Also…Disney soundtracks.


what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

I had the privilege of working with an illustrator just before I began uni and she gave me so much wisdom. I think the thing I always remember is that when you are young it’s the best time to not get held down with a style because out in the real world, once you’re known for something you’ll be asked to keep doing it forever!!! Not being afraid to experiment when you can is something I always think about!


two, three hundred years from now, if people were to remember your work (found a zine, or a comic of yours, or maybe a print) by one thing and one thing only, what would you want it to be?

Amazing question! Probably a comic? A comic I haven’t done yet though. I feel like I’m on the edge of doing something memorable….but maybe I’ll feel like that for the next three hundred years!!!


you’ve been making clothing designs - it textile printing something you’re interested in? do you think you’re going to make these (the pizza and the night sky dresses are badass, by the way)?

 I’ve made the pizza one and a couple of others! (http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/tagged/indieWEARABLE ) At the moment it’s just with one fabric marker but I’d love to properly design fabric I just wouldn’t know where to begin in getting it produced!!!


what city/country would you like to visit?

I haven’t been to so many places it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d love to visit New York…but then perhaps somewhere with quite different culture too like Japan or Thailand…


where do you want to be?
I’ve had a craving to be in Disneyland for FAR too long.


dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, or kittens? 

I mean kittens are the least likely to hurt me. But I have a strange affinity with dinosaurs.
http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/Maddyology
ZoomInfo

Maddy Vian is a lizard queen illustrator based in the UK, and she’s awesome. Below, she talks about mean caterpillars with suitcases, nostalgia and humour, and her affinity for dinosaurs.

where are you from?
I’m from a seaside town in Kent and grew up with a lot of fields and old people in my peripherals.
where are you right now?
Right now I’m in my final university crit, at Kingston, London, England, Earth.
have you always been drawing? do you remember the first thing you ever drew/painted?
I think so yes! I don’t really remember my first drawings but I’ve seen some drawings in my old school books and I drew a pretty mean caterpillar with a suitcase once. I remember my mum would help me make books/do the writing and I’d draw the pictures!
how do you begin an illustration?
Depending on the scale of the image I’ll usually do a little pencil sketch thumbnail just to get some shapes down before drawing it properly or taking it into photoshop. Quite often I’ll wing it though.
what are you currently inspired by?
I have been watching a lot of documentaries that inspire me lately. I love watching things about unexplained world mysteries and I think I just like learning new things to generate ideas!
was there a particular moment when you thought of doing this as a career?
I get a few school students asking advice for getting into illustration and I just have to tell them that they are so much further ahead than I was at that age!!! I didn’t really now you could BE an illustrator until after I left school! I think putting my work online has really helped me realise that I do have a place in the creative world though!
imagine you were trying to describe your work to someone who’s never seen it - like that dreaded question when meeting new people: “what do you draw?” How would you describe what you do?
I work with a nostalgia and humour, taking inspiration from those cartoons I used to record on VHS on Saturday mornings as a kid. 
favourite bands/artists at the moment?
Always have tons of different songs floating about my head when I’m working and recently it’s been Pogo, Grimes and The Mars Volta are pretty great work soundtracks. Also…Disney soundtracks.
what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
I had the privilege of working with an illustrator just before I began uni and she gave me so much wisdom. I think the thing I always remember is that when you are young it’s the best time to not get held down with a style because out in the real world, once you’re known for something you’ll be asked to keep doing it forever!!! Not being afraid to experiment when you can is something I always think about!
two, three hundred years from now, if people were to remember your work (found a zine, or a comic of yours, or maybe a print) by one thing and one thing only, what would you want it to be?
Amazing question! Probably a comic? A comic I haven’t done yet though. I feel like I’m on the edge of doing something memorable….but maybe I’ll feel like that for the next three hundred years!!!
you’ve been making clothing designs - it textile printing something you’re interested in? do you think you’re going to make these (the pizza and the night sky dresses are badass, by the way)?
 I’ve made the pizza one and a couple of others! (http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/tagged/indieWEARABLE ) At the moment it’s just with one fabric marker but I’d love to properly design fabric I just wouldn’t know where to begin in getting it produced!!!
what city/country would you like to visit?
I haven’t been to so many places it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d love to visit New York…but then perhaps somewhere with quite different culture too like Japan or Thailand…
where do you want to be?
I’ve had a craving to be in Disneyland for FAR too long.
dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, or kittens? 
I mean kittens are the least likely to hurt me. But I have a strange affinity with dinosaurs.

http://indievisualjournal.tumblr.com/

https://twitter.com/Maddyology

Lexy Ho-Tai
where are you from? Small town, Canada.
where are you right now? New York City (!!!!!!!). 
where do you want to be?  LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. I love New York. I really do. But my ultimate dream is to be in a perpetual state of traveling. I just want to wander this beautiful earth, meet diverse and amazing human beings, and make things, all the time, from every crevice of this planet. Or something like that…
http://lexymakesthings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lexyhotai
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Lexy Ho-Tai
where are you from? Small town, Canada.
where are you right now? New York City (!!!!!!!). 
where do you want to be?  LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. I love New York. I really do. But my ultimate dream is to be in a perpetual state of traveling. I just want to wander this beautiful earth, meet diverse and amazing human beings, and make things, all the time, from every crevice of this planet. Or something like that…
http://lexymakesthings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lexyhotai
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Lexy Ho-Tai
where are you from? Small town, Canada.
where are you right now? New York City (!!!!!!!). 
where do you want to be?  LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. I love New York. I really do. But my ultimate dream is to be in a perpetual state of traveling. I just want to wander this beautiful earth, meet diverse and amazing human beings, and make things, all the time, from every crevice of this planet. Or something like that…
http://lexymakesthings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lexyhotai
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Lexy Ho-Tai
where are you from? Small town, Canada.
where are you right now? New York City (!!!!!!!). 
where do you want to be?  LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. I love New York. I really do. But my ultimate dream is to be in a perpetual state of traveling. I just want to wander this beautiful earth, meet diverse and amazing human beings, and make things, all the time, from every crevice of this planet. Or something like that…
http://lexymakesthings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lexyhotai
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Lexy Ho-Tai
where are you from? Small town, Canada.
where are you right now? New York City (!!!!!!!). 
where do you want to be?  LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. I love New York. I really do. But my ultimate dream is to be in a perpetual state of traveling. I just want to wander this beautiful earth, meet diverse and amazing human beings, and make things, all the time, from every crevice of this planet. Or something like that…
http://lexymakesthings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lexyhotai
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Lexy Ho-Tai
where are you from? Small town, Canada.
where are you right now? New York City (!!!!!!!). 
where do you want to be?  LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. I love New York. I really do. But my ultimate dream is to be in a perpetual state of traveling. I just want to wander this beautiful earth, meet diverse and amazing human beings, and make things, all the time, from every crevice of this planet. Or something like that…
http://lexymakesthings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lexyhotai
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Lexy Ho-Tai
where are you from? Small town, Canada.
where are you right now? New York City (!!!!!!!). 
where do you want to be?  LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. I love New York. I really do. But my ultimate dream is to be in a perpetual state of traveling. I just want to wander this beautiful earth, meet diverse and amazing human beings, and make things, all the time, from every crevice of this planet. Or something like that…
http://lexymakesthings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lexyhotai
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Lexy Ho-Tai
where are you from? Small town, Canada.
where are you right now? New York City (!!!!!!!). 
where do you want to be?  LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. I love New York. I really do. But my ultimate dream is to be in a perpetual state of traveling. I just want to wander this beautiful earth, meet diverse and amazing human beings, and make things, all the time, from every crevice of this planet. Or something like that…
http://lexymakesthings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lexyhotai
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Lexy Ho-Tai
where are you from? Small town, Canada.
where are you right now? New York City (!!!!!!!). 
where do you want to be?  LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. I love New York. I really do. But my ultimate dream is to be in a perpetual state of traveling. I just want to wander this beautiful earth, meet diverse and amazing human beings, and make things, all the time, from every crevice of this planet. Or something like that…
http://lexymakesthings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lexyhotai
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Lexy Ho-Tai

where are you from? Small town, Canada.

where are you right now? New York City (!!!!!!!). 

where do you want to be?  LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. I love New York. I really do. But my ultimate dream is to be in a perpetual state of traveling. I just want to wander this beautiful earth, meet diverse and amazing human beings, and make things, all the time, from every crevice of this planet. Or something like that…

http://lexymakesthings.com/

https://www.facebook.com/lexyhotai

Ksenija Jovisevic
where are you from? I grew up in a small town in Serbia, fortunately, very close to the capital, Belgrade, where i moved when i was 14.
where are you right now? At the same small town where i grew up, making plans about the next, further, destination.
where do you want to be? Elsewhere
http://ksenijajovisevic.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebird_/?v=1
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Ksenija Jovisevic
where are you from? I grew up in a small town in Serbia, fortunately, very close to the capital, Belgrade, where i moved when i was 14.
where are you right now? At the same small town where i grew up, making plans about the next, further, destination.
where do you want to be? Elsewhere
http://ksenijajovisevic.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebird_/?v=1
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Ksenija Jovisevic
where are you from? I grew up in a small town in Serbia, fortunately, very close to the capital, Belgrade, where i moved when i was 14.
where are you right now? At the same small town where i grew up, making plans about the next, further, destination.
where do you want to be? Elsewhere
http://ksenijajovisevic.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebird_/?v=1
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Ksenija Jovisevic
where are you from? I grew up in a small town in Serbia, fortunately, very close to the capital, Belgrade, where i moved when i was 14.
where are you right now? At the same small town where i grew up, making plans about the next, further, destination.
where do you want to be? Elsewhere
http://ksenijajovisevic.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebird_/?v=1
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Ksenija Jovisevic
where are you from? I grew up in a small town in Serbia, fortunately, very close to the capital, Belgrade, where i moved when i was 14.
where are you right now? At the same small town where i grew up, making plans about the next, further, destination.
where do you want to be? Elsewhere
http://ksenijajovisevic.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebird_/?v=1
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Ksenija Jovisevic
where are you from? I grew up in a small town in Serbia, fortunately, very close to the capital, Belgrade, where i moved when i was 14.
where are you right now? At the same small town where i grew up, making plans about the next, further, destination.
where do you want to be? Elsewhere
http://ksenijajovisevic.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebird_/?v=1
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Ksenija Jovisevic
where are you from? I grew up in a small town in Serbia, fortunately, very close to the capital, Belgrade, where i moved when i was 14.
where are you right now? At the same small town where i grew up, making plans about the next, further, destination.
where do you want to be? Elsewhere
http://ksenijajovisevic.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebird_/?v=1
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Ksenija Jovisevic
where are you from? I grew up in a small town in Serbia, fortunately, very close to the capital, Belgrade, where i moved when i was 14.
where are you right now? At the same small town where i grew up, making plans about the next, further, destination.
where do you want to be? Elsewhere
http://ksenijajovisevic.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebird_/?v=1
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Ksenija Jovisevic

where are you from? I grew up in a small town in Serbia, fortunately, very close to the capital, Belgrade, where i moved when i was 14.

where are you right now? At the same small town where i grew up, making plans about the next, further, destination.

where do you want to be? Elsewhere

http://ksenijajovisevic.tumblr.com/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebird_/?v=1

Moby Howeidy
where are you from? I am from Albany, California which is in the east bay area.
where are you right now? I am currently living in San Francisco, California and I go to college at San Francisco State University.

where do you want to be? I feel like my goals sound pretty unrealistic but I hope that one day i’ll be a working photojournalist contributing work to various publications. I also have an interest in standard print journalism and I love the idea of writing for VICE or Fader Magazine. I aim to be in a place that I can feel proud and fulfilled in what I am doing.
http://xachronicles.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/howeidyphotography/
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Moby Howeidy
where are you from? I am from Albany, California which is in the east bay area.
where are you right now? I am currently living in San Francisco, California and I go to college at San Francisco State University.

where do you want to be? I feel like my goals sound pretty unrealistic but I hope that one day i’ll be a working photojournalist contributing work to various publications. I also have an interest in standard print journalism and I love the idea of writing for VICE or Fader Magazine. I aim to be in a place that I can feel proud and fulfilled in what I am doing.
http://xachronicles.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/howeidyphotography/
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Moby Howeidy
where are you from? I am from Albany, California which is in the east bay area.
where are you right now? I am currently living in San Francisco, California and I go to college at San Francisco State University.

where do you want to be? I feel like my goals sound pretty unrealistic but I hope that one day i’ll be a working photojournalist contributing work to various publications. I also have an interest in standard print journalism and I love the idea of writing for VICE or Fader Magazine. I aim to be in a place that I can feel proud and fulfilled in what I am doing.
http://xachronicles.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/howeidyphotography/
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Moby Howeidy
where are you from? I am from Albany, California which is in the east bay area.
where are you right now? I am currently living in San Francisco, California and I go to college at San Francisco State University.

where do you want to be? I feel like my goals sound pretty unrealistic but I hope that one day i’ll be a working photojournalist contributing work to various publications. I also have an interest in standard print journalism and I love the idea of writing for VICE or Fader Magazine. I aim to be in a place that I can feel proud and fulfilled in what I am doing.
http://xachronicles.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/howeidyphotography/
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Moby Howeidy
where are you from? I am from Albany, California which is in the east bay area.
where are you right now? I am currently living in San Francisco, California and I go to college at San Francisco State University.

where do you want to be? I feel like my goals sound pretty unrealistic but I hope that one day i’ll be a working photojournalist contributing work to various publications. I also have an interest in standard print journalism and I love the idea of writing for VICE or Fader Magazine. I aim to be in a place that I can feel proud and fulfilled in what I am doing.
http://xachronicles.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/howeidyphotography/
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Moby Howeidy
where are you from? I am from Albany, California which is in the east bay area.
where are you right now? I am currently living in San Francisco, California and I go to college at San Francisco State University.

where do you want to be? I feel like my goals sound pretty unrealistic but I hope that one day i’ll be a working photojournalist contributing work to various publications. I also have an interest in standard print journalism and I love the idea of writing for VICE or Fader Magazine. I aim to be in a place that I can feel proud and fulfilled in what I am doing.
http://xachronicles.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/howeidyphotography/
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Moby Howeidy
where are you from? I am from Albany, California which is in the east bay area.
where are you right now? I am currently living in San Francisco, California and I go to college at San Francisco State University.

where do you want to be? I feel like my goals sound pretty unrealistic but I hope that one day i’ll be a working photojournalist contributing work to various publications. I also have an interest in standard print journalism and I love the idea of writing for VICE or Fader Magazine. I aim to be in a place that I can feel proud and fulfilled in what I am doing.
http://xachronicles.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/howeidyphotography/
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Moby Howeidy
where are you from? I am from Albany, California which is in the east bay area.
where are you right now? I am currently living in San Francisco, California and I go to college at San Francisco State University.

where do you want to be? I feel like my goals sound pretty unrealistic but I hope that one day i’ll be a working photojournalist contributing work to various publications. I also have an interest in standard print journalism and I love the idea of writing for VICE or Fader Magazine. I aim to be in a place that I can feel proud and fulfilled in what I am doing.
http://xachronicles.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/howeidyphotography/
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Moby Howeidy
where are you from? I am from Albany, California which is in the east bay area.
where are you right now? I am currently living in San Francisco, California and I go to college at San Francisco State University.

where do you want to be? I feel like my goals sound pretty unrealistic but I hope that one day i’ll be a working photojournalist contributing work to various publications. I also have an interest in standard print journalism and I love the idea of writing for VICE or Fader Magazine. I aim to be in a place that I can feel proud and fulfilled in what I am doing.
http://xachronicles.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/howeidyphotography/
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Moby Howeidy
where are you from? I am from Albany, California which is in the east bay area.
where are you right now? I am currently living in San Francisco, California and I go to college at San Francisco State University.

where do you want to be? I feel like my goals sound pretty unrealistic but I hope that one day i’ll be a working photojournalist contributing work to various publications. I also have an interest in standard print journalism and I love the idea of writing for VICE or Fader Magazine. I aim to be in a place that I can feel proud and fulfilled in what I am doing.
http://xachronicles.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/howeidyphotography/
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Moby Howeidy

where are you from? I am from Albany, California which is in the east bay area.

where are you right now? I am currently living in San Francisco, California and I go to college at San Francisco State University.

where do you want to be? I feel like my goals sound pretty unrealistic but I hope that one day i’ll be a working photojournalist contributing work to various publications. I also have an interest in standard print journalism and I love the idea of writing for VICE or Fader Magazine. I aim to be in a place that I can feel proud and fulfilled in what I am doing.

http://xachronicles.tumblr.com/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/howeidyphotography/

"Fried Brains" - a zine by Ben Gore
I recently was lucky to get my hands on this little zine composed of gritty black&white photographs. Inside, there are images of street signs, of graffiti on walls, of people in a crowd, all coming together visually, united by the common theme of youth.
There is that particular moment in coming of age of every person, one where they are not an adult just yet, but they realize that they are very well on their way to be one, and it is often a terrifying thought to have. “Fried Brains” feels like an insight into that transitory moment, depicting moments of everyday life; the images featured are of friends hanging out, or of street details captured when doing that. The zine reads as a well-kept visual diary.
A particular favourite that, to me, sums up the whole thing is a photograph of text on a t-shirt: “I could have been someone,” placed next to a page of a man with a skateboard, his identity hidden by the shadows.
In short, absolutely love it, and thrilled to have it in my collection now. Check out more of Ben’s work in the feature he has on Pudge here, or by following the links below.
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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"Fried Brains" - a zine by Ben Gore
I recently was lucky to get my hands on this little zine composed of gritty black&white photographs. Inside, there are images of street signs, of graffiti on walls, of people in a crowd, all coming together visually, united by the common theme of youth.
There is that particular moment in coming of age of every person, one where they are not an adult just yet, but they realize that they are very well on their way to be one, and it is often a terrifying thought to have. “Fried Brains” feels like an insight into that transitory moment, depicting moments of everyday life; the images featured are of friends hanging out, or of street details captured when doing that. The zine reads as a well-kept visual diary.
A particular favourite that, to me, sums up the whole thing is a photograph of text on a t-shirt: “I could have been someone,” placed next to a page of a man with a skateboard, his identity hidden by the shadows.
In short, absolutely love it, and thrilled to have it in my collection now. Check out more of Ben’s work in the feature he has on Pudge here, or by following the links below.
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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"Fried Brains" - a zine by Ben Gore
I recently was lucky to get my hands on this little zine composed of gritty black&white photographs. Inside, there are images of street signs, of graffiti on walls, of people in a crowd, all coming together visually, united by the common theme of youth.
There is that particular moment in coming of age of every person, one where they are not an adult just yet, but they realize that they are very well on their way to be one, and it is often a terrifying thought to have. “Fried Brains” feels like an insight into that transitory moment, depicting moments of everyday life; the images featured are of friends hanging out, or of street details captured when doing that. The zine reads as a well-kept visual diary.
A particular favourite that, to me, sums up the whole thing is a photograph of text on a t-shirt: “I could have been someone,” placed next to a page of a man with a skateboard, his identity hidden by the shadows.
In short, absolutely love it, and thrilled to have it in my collection now. Check out more of Ben’s work in the feature he has on Pudge here, or by following the links below.
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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"Fried Brains" - a zine by Ben Gore
I recently was lucky to get my hands on this little zine composed of gritty black&white photographs. Inside, there are images of street signs, of graffiti on walls, of people in a crowd, all coming together visually, united by the common theme of youth.
There is that particular moment in coming of age of every person, one where they are not an adult just yet, but they realize that they are very well on their way to be one, and it is often a terrifying thought to have. “Fried Brains” feels like an insight into that transitory moment, depicting moments of everyday life; the images featured are of friends hanging out, or of street details captured when doing that. The zine reads as a well-kept visual diary.
A particular favourite that, to me, sums up the whole thing is a photograph of text on a t-shirt: “I could have been someone,” placed next to a page of a man with a skateboard, his identity hidden by the shadows.
In short, absolutely love it, and thrilled to have it in my collection now. Check out more of Ben’s work in the feature he has on Pudge here, or by following the links below.
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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"Fried Brains" - a zine by Ben Gore
I recently was lucky to get my hands on this little zine composed of gritty black&white photographs. Inside, there are images of street signs, of graffiti on walls, of people in a crowd, all coming together visually, united by the common theme of youth.
There is that particular moment in coming of age of every person, one where they are not an adult just yet, but they realize that they are very well on their way to be one, and it is often a terrifying thought to have. “Fried Brains” feels like an insight into that transitory moment, depicting moments of everyday life; the images featured are of friends hanging out, or of street details captured when doing that. The zine reads as a well-kept visual diary.
A particular favourite that, to me, sums up the whole thing is a photograph of text on a t-shirt: “I could have been someone,” placed next to a page of a man with a skateboard, his identity hidden by the shadows.
In short, absolutely love it, and thrilled to have it in my collection now. Check out more of Ben’s work in the feature he has on Pudge here, or by following the links below.
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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"Fried Brains" - a zine by Ben Gore

I recently was lucky to get my hands on this little zine composed of gritty black&white photographs. Inside, there are images of street signs, of graffiti on walls, of people in a crowd, all coming together visually, united by the common theme of youth.

There is that particular moment in coming of age of every person, one where they are not an adult just yet, but they realize that they are very well on their way to be one, and it is often a terrifying thought to have. “Fried Brains” feels like an insight into that transitory moment, depicting moments of everyday life; the images featured are of friends hanging out, or of street details captured when doing that. The zine reads as a well-kept visual diary.

A particular favourite that, to me, sums up the whole thing is a photograph of text on a t-shirt: “I could have been someone,” placed next to a page of a man with a skateboard, his identity hidden by the shadows.

In short, absolutely love it, and thrilled to have it in my collection now. Check out more of Ben’s work in the feature he has on Pudge here, or by following the links below.

http://bengore.co.uk/

http://bengore.tumblr.com/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/

https://twitter.com/bengore

Ben Gore
where are you from? I’m from Harpenden, a town on the outskirts of London.
where are you right now? I’m currently living by the seaside in Brighton.
where do you want to be? I want to be wherever I can be me. 
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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Ben Gore
where are you from? I’m from Harpenden, a town on the outskirts of London.
where are you right now? I’m currently living by the seaside in Brighton.
where do you want to be? I want to be wherever I can be me. 
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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Ben Gore
where are you from? I’m from Harpenden, a town on the outskirts of London.
where are you right now? I’m currently living by the seaside in Brighton.
where do you want to be? I want to be wherever I can be me. 
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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Ben Gore
where are you from? I’m from Harpenden, a town on the outskirts of London.
where are you right now? I’m currently living by the seaside in Brighton.
where do you want to be? I want to be wherever I can be me. 
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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Ben Gore
where are you from? I’m from Harpenden, a town on the outskirts of London.
where are you right now? I’m currently living by the seaside in Brighton.
where do you want to be? I want to be wherever I can be me. 
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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Ben Gore
where are you from? I’m from Harpenden, a town on the outskirts of London.
where are you right now? I’m currently living by the seaside in Brighton.
where do you want to be? I want to be wherever I can be me. 
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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Ben Gore
where are you from? I’m from Harpenden, a town on the outskirts of London.
where are you right now? I’m currently living by the seaside in Brighton.
where do you want to be? I want to be wherever I can be me. 
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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Ben Gore
where are you from? I’m from Harpenden, a town on the outskirts of London.
where are you right now? I’m currently living by the seaside in Brighton.
where do you want to be? I want to be wherever I can be me. 
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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Ben Gore
where are you from? I’m from Harpenden, a town on the outskirts of London.
where are you right now? I’m currently living by the seaside in Brighton.
where do you want to be? I want to be wherever I can be me. 
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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Ben Gore
where are you from? I’m from Harpenden, a town on the outskirts of London.
where are you right now? I’m currently living by the seaside in Brighton.
where do you want to be? I want to be wherever I can be me. 
http://bengore.co.uk/
http://bengore.tumblr.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/
https://twitter.com/bengore
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Ben Gore

where are you from? I’m from Harpenden, a town on the outskirts of London.

where are you right now? I’m currently living by the seaside in Brighton.

where do you want to be? I want to be wherever I can be me. 

http://bengore.co.uk/

http://bengore.tumblr.com/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengore/

https://twitter.com/bengore

Steffen Fischer
where are you from? I come from a small village in the middle of Germany but at the moment I live in Berlin.
where are you right now? I am sitting on my couch next to my beautiful fiancee.
where do you want to be? I would like to be at the Baltic sea and walk barefoot in the sand.
http://thesadfisherman.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/analoge-welt/
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Steffen Fischer
where are you from? I come from a small village in the middle of Germany but at the moment I live in Berlin.
where are you right now? I am sitting on my couch next to my beautiful fiancee.
where do you want to be? I would like to be at the Baltic sea and walk barefoot in the sand.
http://thesadfisherman.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/analoge-welt/
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Steffen Fischer
where are you from? I come from a small village in the middle of Germany but at the moment I live in Berlin.
where are you right now? I am sitting on my couch next to my beautiful fiancee.
where do you want to be? I would like to be at the Baltic sea and walk barefoot in the sand.
http://thesadfisherman.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/analoge-welt/
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Steffen Fischer
where are you from? I come from a small village in the middle of Germany but at the moment I live in Berlin.
where are you right now? I am sitting on my couch next to my beautiful fiancee.
where do you want to be? I would like to be at the Baltic sea and walk barefoot in the sand.
http://thesadfisherman.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/analoge-welt/
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Steffen Fischer
where are you from? I come from a small village in the middle of Germany but at the moment I live in Berlin.
where are you right now? I am sitting on my couch next to my beautiful fiancee.
where do you want to be? I would like to be at the Baltic sea and walk barefoot in the sand.
http://thesadfisherman.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/analoge-welt/
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Steffen Fischer
where are you from? I come from a small village in the middle of Germany but at the moment I live in Berlin.
where are you right now? I am sitting on my couch next to my beautiful fiancee.
where do you want to be? I would like to be at the Baltic sea and walk barefoot in the sand.
http://thesadfisherman.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/analoge-welt/
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Steffen Fischer
where are you from? I come from a small village in the middle of Germany but at the moment I live in Berlin.
where are you right now? I am sitting on my couch next to my beautiful fiancee.
where do you want to be? I would like to be at the Baltic sea and walk barefoot in the sand.
http://thesadfisherman.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/analoge-welt/
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Steffen Fischer
where are you from? I come from a small village in the middle of Germany but at the moment I live in Berlin.
where are you right now? I am sitting on my couch next to my beautiful fiancee.
where do you want to be? I would like to be at the Baltic sea and walk barefoot in the sand.
http://thesadfisherman.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/analoge-welt/
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Steffen Fischer
where are you from? I come from a small village in the middle of Germany but at the moment I live in Berlin.
where are you right now? I am sitting on my couch next to my beautiful fiancee.
where do you want to be? I would like to be at the Baltic sea and walk barefoot in the sand.
http://thesadfisherman.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/analoge-welt/
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Steffen Fischer
where are you from? I come from a small village in the middle of Germany but at the moment I live in Berlin.
where are you right now? I am sitting on my couch next to my beautiful fiancee.
where do you want to be? I would like to be at the Baltic sea and walk barefoot in the sand.
http://thesadfisherman.tumblr.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/analoge-welt/
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Steffen Fischer

where are you from? I come from a small village in the middle of Germany but at the moment I live in Berlin.

where are you right now? I am sitting on my couch next to my beautiful fiancee.

where do you want to be? I would like to be at the Baltic sea and walk barefoot in the sand.

http://thesadfisherman.tumblr.com/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/analoge-welt/

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on insecurity.

I feel that, as artists, one of our biggest faults is our insecurity in our own work. Two weeks ago I met someone, and for the first time, I introduced myself as a painter. It took me three years to be able to admit that to a stranger, and I don’t even know why. It’s as if I was expecting the world to come undone, and the whole place to just stop and gasp in horror as they looked at the abomination that I am. No, the world kept going. The person I told this to shrugged their shoulders and said “Cool.”

And the thing is, I have only been a painter for the last three years, and felt like one for just one, and before that I was always a writer. I spent my high school years avoiding reality in the comfort of books, in the company of my own characters that I made up in my head, and never put on paper. I felt that I could never do them enough justice if I wrote about them, I felt that I wasn’t good enough of a storyteller to be trusted to bring them to the world. And a lot of the times, I never did. I started stories only to abandon them, I wrote drafts and deleted them right after I had finished typing. And the thing is, this has translated into my painting.

I can never paint at the same time that I write, and I don’t mean by that the exact current moment, but rather a period in time. Whenever I am drawn to paint, I cannot stop; it is all that I think about, and there’s an itch that doesn’t go away. I am in the studio every waking day and hour, and the more I make, the more I want to keep going. Writing, then, is tough in those periods, because all I can write down are my thoughts on whatever I am working on at the moment. And vice versa, when I start writing, really start writing, I am far too immersed in the world that I am creating, in my characters and my own thoughts, that the paintings I make in that state of mind end up being some of the worst work ever known to mankind.

But coming back to insecurity as an artist. I feel it is necessary in healthy doses. I have never met an artist who was safe and confident about their work always; the ones who act like that are, ironically, no good as a general rule. They always say you are not supposed to love your own work, because it stops you from developing further; it stops you from exploring the many possibilities of the medium. But at the same time, being too insecure is frowned upon, because it shows weakness, and it shows that you don’t know what you’re doing. I have learned that artists, at least the ones of my generation, are like vultures in some way. We see that insecurity, and we feed off it. In the first weeks of a class, be it photography or painting, no one talks to each other because they have not seen anybody’s work yet. And then right after the first critique, the environment changes completely, and everyone is so friendly and supportive, so long as you show the beginnings of a young genius.

But I find it so ironic, because all of us are insecure, I am convinced of it. It’s just that we learn to not show it. We learn to talk of concepts and ideas, and we learn to ‘accept’ the work. By that I mean, we begin to have a conversation with our work. It comes to a certain point in the creation of a painting where you are no longer in control; rather, the painting is speaking to you. It’s a very odd thing to put in words, but you feel it - you feel where this painting is supposed to be taken, where it wants to be taken; all you have to do is listen.

And then writing. Writers are notorious a lot of the time to never show anyone their work, not until they feel that it is done, or at least on the right track to being done. I may be mistaken, but it is what I do, and I don’t even introduce myself as a writer; it is what a lot of the people I know do. The whole reason for insecurity in your work, I think, is being afraid that other people will not ‘get’ it, that perhaps you really are in a conversation with yourself, and not in a good way. Art is a vain thing to do - you have to believe that your opinions, that what you create, are important enough for the world to notice - and sometimes, it can feel like you are, for lack of a better term, wanking off. Because without the context of other people looking at your work, without the presence of the viewer, all that is left is you, just one person making something, just one person with a bunch of crazy ideas in his head. “Crazy”, too, is a dangerous thing, as there is a very thin line between being accepted by the society, or avoided altogether, no matter if you think you are a prodigy and a voice of this generation.

TL;DR Insecurity in your own work is important to a healthy extent; and it’s something every artist goes through, granted, some more than others. Everything passes, and everything is temporary. Extreme insecurity, too.

what do you think?

Meredith, a singer-songwriter who wears a crescent moon around her neck, has just released her music video for her song "Darkness", which you can view here. Below, she talks about her songwriting process, becoming an aunt, and wiggling her toes.
where are you from?
I’m from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. It’s a pretty beautiful place to live! It’s always warm and sunny and I’m surrounded by lots of inspiring, natural places and happy people!

how did your journey as an artist begin? did you always know you wanted to be in music?

My journey in music started in 2010 when I began studying music at university. I hadn’t grown up playing music like a lot of my friends and peers, so I initially felt like I was in over my head a bit, but quickly found my niche and started to develop my craft as an artist. I always had a passion for music, and deep down I always dreamed I’d end up in this industry and feel so lucky that I have! It’s the most amazing job in the world and I wouldn’t change it for any other!

how would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard any of your songs?

Hmmm that’s a tough question! I would have to say my music is very vocally/ lyrically driven and I just adore vocal harmony- most of my songs are saturated in layers upon layers of vocal harmony haha! My songs are usually accompanied by folky finger picking/strumming and I would also say it’s pretty feminine and soft.

what is your process when writing songs?

The initial desire to write a song is usually triggered when I’m feeling something- be it- sad, happy, angry, in love/heartbroken or just needing to convey a message. I need an outlet (some people go to the gym, I write songs haha) and I find it incredibly therapeutic. It usually starts with picking up the guitar and playing around with different chords/melodies which then subconsciously leads to me singing a melody over the top and then finally, adding words. Sometimes I will have written some poetry/words that I try and incorporated into a song, but that’s a more difficult process than organically coming up with something from scratch.
who/what inspires you?
People, relationships, family, music, nature, poetry/books, the weather/seasons, stars and the moon, places, food, politics, religion, the world!

if you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be, and why?

That is such a hard question! There are many. The number one artist I would love to collaborate with would probably be James Taylor. I have absolutely idolized James Taylor and his songwriting since I was young and it would be absolutely incredible to be collaborate with and learn from him!

who are your favorite artists at the moment?

Laura Marling really inspires me, I’m always listening to her albums and getting something different from her music each listen. I’ve also been loving Sufjan Stevens, a friend recently made me a mixtape of his music and I’ve been really enjoying it- he’s such an inspiring and pioneering artist and a bit of a mad genius! I’ve also been listening to a local folk musician called O’ Little Sister a lot lately. She’s a phenomenal artist and songwriter who really inspires me!

what has been the most incredible, surreal moment in your life this far?

Last year I got to meet one of my all time musical idols, Josh Pyke (Australian Singer/Songwriter) after one of his concerts. It was such a surreal experience to meet an artist who I have looked up to for so many years and who has inspired my songwriting in such a big way!
Also, not to get too soppy, but I became an Aunty in 2012 and I’ll never forget the first time I saw my baby nephew- I just burst into tears! Couldn’t believe how much love I felt for such a tiny human! It was definitely the most incredible moment of my life so far!

what do you like to do when you’re not making music?

A LOT of my time revolves around making/ listening to music/ going to gigs, but I also have a bunch hobbies- reading, taking photos, fashion, being outdoors and going on adventures. I’m also a massive family person, so I love to be with friends and family and socializing whenever I can.

did you really get to play a gig on a bus at Fete de la Musique? how was that experience? 

Hahaha! Yes! It was a strange moment that’s for sure! It was so much fun and seemed to really break up the monotonous 9-5 commuting cycle! Not the most practical place to play a gig though- we kept on slipping and sliding all over the bus haha! It was hilarious!

do you ever get nervous before performing?

Absolutely! All the time. I remember a lecturer telling me before a gig once that the nervous feeling never really ever goes away and I was mortified! I’ve learned to really embrace the nervous energy and adrenaline now and actually really enjoy it! It’s a part of the experience that I wouldn’t change! Also a good friend told me that if you wiggle your toes it stops your hands from shaking haha so if I’m ever super nervous I do that!

do you remember the first time that you realized people were reacting to your music, showing up to your performances, etc.? how did you feel?

I only launched my solo career in February 2013 after starting out by playing in a band for a few years. I decided to bite the bullet and finally mustered up enough self-belief to launch my own project. It was a very daunting step and I wasn’t sure how people would respond to my music (or if they would even like it!) I made a few demos in garage band in my bedroom and uploaded them to triple J unearthed (a digital radio station in Australia) one night, on a total whim. I can remember waking up the next day and finding an amazing and encouraging review on one of my tracks, from one of the music editors at Triple J Unearthed, which then lead to my song being played on their digital radio station, which has ultimately opened the door for a whole bunch of awesome opportunities. I was so shocked and blown away that people were enjoying my music! It’s been an amazing first year!

dream city to play a gig in?

I would LOVE to play at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, that would be a total dream come true! It’d also be absolutely incredible to play at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas! I have always dreamed of going to the US, and what better way to experience a country than by playing there!  
https://www.facebook.com/meredithsmusic
http://www.triplejunearthed.com/meredith
http://meredithmusic.bandcamp.com/
_________________________
*all photos above by Danny McShane
ZoomInfo
Meredith, a singer-songwriter who wears a crescent moon around her neck, has just released her music video for her song "Darkness", which you can view here. Below, she talks about her songwriting process, becoming an aunt, and wiggling her toes.
where are you from?
I’m from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. It’s a pretty beautiful place to live! It’s always warm and sunny and I’m surrounded by lots of inspiring, natural places and happy people!

how did your journey as an artist begin? did you always know you wanted to be in music?

My journey in music started in 2010 when I began studying music at university. I hadn’t grown up playing music like a lot of my friends and peers, so I initially felt like I was in over my head a bit, but quickly found my niche and started to develop my craft as an artist. I always had a passion for music, and deep down I always dreamed I’d end up in this industry and feel so lucky that I have! It’s the most amazing job in the world and I wouldn’t change it for any other!

how would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard any of your songs?

Hmmm that’s a tough question! I would have to say my music is very vocally/ lyrically driven and I just adore vocal harmony- most of my songs are saturated in layers upon layers of vocal harmony haha! My songs are usually accompanied by folky finger picking/strumming and I would also say it’s pretty feminine and soft.

what is your process when writing songs?

The initial desire to write a song is usually triggered when I’m feeling something- be it- sad, happy, angry, in love/heartbroken or just needing to convey a message. I need an outlet (some people go to the gym, I write songs haha) and I find it incredibly therapeutic. It usually starts with picking up the guitar and playing around with different chords/melodies which then subconsciously leads to me singing a melody over the top and then finally, adding words. Sometimes I will have written some poetry/words that I try and incorporated into a song, but that’s a more difficult process than organically coming up with something from scratch.
who/what inspires you?
People, relationships, family, music, nature, poetry/books, the weather/seasons, stars and the moon, places, food, politics, religion, the world!

if you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be, and why?

That is such a hard question! There are many. The number one artist I would love to collaborate with would probably be James Taylor. I have absolutely idolized James Taylor and his songwriting since I was young and it would be absolutely incredible to be collaborate with and learn from him!

who are your favorite artists at the moment?

Laura Marling really inspires me, I’m always listening to her albums and getting something different from her music each listen. I’ve also been loving Sufjan Stevens, a friend recently made me a mixtape of his music and I’ve been really enjoying it- he’s such an inspiring and pioneering artist and a bit of a mad genius! I’ve also been listening to a local folk musician called O’ Little Sister a lot lately. She’s a phenomenal artist and songwriter who really inspires me!

what has been the most incredible, surreal moment in your life this far?

Last year I got to meet one of my all time musical idols, Josh Pyke (Australian Singer/Songwriter) after one of his concerts. It was such a surreal experience to meet an artist who I have looked up to for so many years and who has inspired my songwriting in such a big way!
Also, not to get too soppy, but I became an Aunty in 2012 and I’ll never forget the first time I saw my baby nephew- I just burst into tears! Couldn’t believe how much love I felt for such a tiny human! It was definitely the most incredible moment of my life so far!

what do you like to do when you’re not making music?

A LOT of my time revolves around making/ listening to music/ going to gigs, but I also have a bunch hobbies- reading, taking photos, fashion, being outdoors and going on adventures. I’m also a massive family person, so I love to be with friends and family and socializing whenever I can.

did you really get to play a gig on a bus at Fete de la Musique? how was that experience? 

Hahaha! Yes! It was a strange moment that’s for sure! It was so much fun and seemed to really break up the monotonous 9-5 commuting cycle! Not the most practical place to play a gig though- we kept on slipping and sliding all over the bus haha! It was hilarious!

do you ever get nervous before performing?

Absolutely! All the time. I remember a lecturer telling me before a gig once that the nervous feeling never really ever goes away and I was mortified! I’ve learned to really embrace the nervous energy and adrenaline now and actually really enjoy it! It’s a part of the experience that I wouldn’t change! Also a good friend told me that if you wiggle your toes it stops your hands from shaking haha so if I’m ever super nervous I do that!

do you remember the first time that you realized people were reacting to your music, showing up to your performances, etc.? how did you feel?

I only launched my solo career in February 2013 after starting out by playing in a band for a few years. I decided to bite the bullet and finally mustered up enough self-belief to launch my own project. It was a very daunting step and I wasn’t sure how people would respond to my music (or if they would even like it!) I made a few demos in garage band in my bedroom and uploaded them to triple J unearthed (a digital radio station in Australia) one night, on a total whim. I can remember waking up the next day and finding an amazing and encouraging review on one of my tracks, from one of the music editors at Triple J Unearthed, which then lead to my song being played on their digital radio station, which has ultimately opened the door for a whole bunch of awesome opportunities. I was so shocked and blown away that people were enjoying my music! It’s been an amazing first year!

dream city to play a gig in?

I would LOVE to play at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, that would be a total dream come true! It’d also be absolutely incredible to play at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas! I have always dreamed of going to the US, and what better way to experience a country than by playing there!  
https://www.facebook.com/meredithsmusic
http://www.triplejunearthed.com/meredith
http://meredithmusic.bandcamp.com/
_________________________
*all photos above by Danny McShane
ZoomInfo
Meredith, a singer-songwriter who wears a crescent moon around her neck, has just released her music video for her song "Darkness", which you can view here. Below, she talks about her songwriting process, becoming an aunt, and wiggling her toes.
where are you from?
I’m from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. It’s a pretty beautiful place to live! It’s always warm and sunny and I’m surrounded by lots of inspiring, natural places and happy people!

how did your journey as an artist begin? did you always know you wanted to be in music?

My journey in music started in 2010 when I began studying music at university. I hadn’t grown up playing music like a lot of my friends and peers, so I initially felt like I was in over my head a bit, but quickly found my niche and started to develop my craft as an artist. I always had a passion for music, and deep down I always dreamed I’d end up in this industry and feel so lucky that I have! It’s the most amazing job in the world and I wouldn’t change it for any other!

how would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard any of your songs?

Hmmm that’s a tough question! I would have to say my music is very vocally/ lyrically driven and I just adore vocal harmony- most of my songs are saturated in layers upon layers of vocal harmony haha! My songs are usually accompanied by folky finger picking/strumming and I would also say it’s pretty feminine and soft.

what is your process when writing songs?

The initial desire to write a song is usually triggered when I’m feeling something- be it- sad, happy, angry, in love/heartbroken or just needing to convey a message. I need an outlet (some people go to the gym, I write songs haha) and I find it incredibly therapeutic. It usually starts with picking up the guitar and playing around with different chords/melodies which then subconsciously leads to me singing a melody over the top and then finally, adding words. Sometimes I will have written some poetry/words that I try and incorporated into a song, but that’s a more difficult process than organically coming up with something from scratch.
who/what inspires you?
People, relationships, family, music, nature, poetry/books, the weather/seasons, stars and the moon, places, food, politics, religion, the world!

if you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be, and why?

That is such a hard question! There are many. The number one artist I would love to collaborate with would probably be James Taylor. I have absolutely idolized James Taylor and his songwriting since I was young and it would be absolutely incredible to be collaborate with and learn from him!

who are your favorite artists at the moment?

Laura Marling really inspires me, I’m always listening to her albums and getting something different from her music each listen. I’ve also been loving Sufjan Stevens, a friend recently made me a mixtape of his music and I’ve been really enjoying it- he’s such an inspiring and pioneering artist and a bit of a mad genius! I’ve also been listening to a local folk musician called O’ Little Sister a lot lately. She’s a phenomenal artist and songwriter who really inspires me!

what has been the most incredible, surreal moment in your life this far?

Last year I got to meet one of my all time musical idols, Josh Pyke (Australian Singer/Songwriter) after one of his concerts. It was such a surreal experience to meet an artist who I have looked up to for so many years and who has inspired my songwriting in such a big way!
Also, not to get too soppy, but I became an Aunty in 2012 and I’ll never forget the first time I saw my baby nephew- I just burst into tears! Couldn’t believe how much love I felt for such a tiny human! It was definitely the most incredible moment of my life so far!

what do you like to do when you’re not making music?

A LOT of my time revolves around making/ listening to music/ going to gigs, but I also have a bunch hobbies- reading, taking photos, fashion, being outdoors and going on adventures. I’m also a massive family person, so I love to be with friends and family and socializing whenever I can.

did you really get to play a gig on a bus at Fete de la Musique? how was that experience? 

Hahaha! Yes! It was a strange moment that’s for sure! It was so much fun and seemed to really break up the monotonous 9-5 commuting cycle! Not the most practical place to play a gig though- we kept on slipping and sliding all over the bus haha! It was hilarious!

do you ever get nervous before performing?

Absolutely! All the time. I remember a lecturer telling me before a gig once that the nervous feeling never really ever goes away and I was mortified! I’ve learned to really embrace the nervous energy and adrenaline now and actually really enjoy it! It’s a part of the experience that I wouldn’t change! Also a good friend told me that if you wiggle your toes it stops your hands from shaking haha so if I’m ever super nervous I do that!

do you remember the first time that you realized people were reacting to your music, showing up to your performances, etc.? how did you feel?

I only launched my solo career in February 2013 after starting out by playing in a band for a few years. I decided to bite the bullet and finally mustered up enough self-belief to launch my own project. It was a very daunting step and I wasn’t sure how people would respond to my music (or if they would even like it!) I made a few demos in garage band in my bedroom and uploaded them to triple J unearthed (a digital radio station in Australia) one night, on a total whim. I can remember waking up the next day and finding an amazing and encouraging review on one of my tracks, from one of the music editors at Triple J Unearthed, which then lead to my song being played on their digital radio station, which has ultimately opened the door for a whole bunch of awesome opportunities. I was so shocked and blown away that people were enjoying my music! It’s been an amazing first year!

dream city to play a gig in?

I would LOVE to play at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, that would be a total dream come true! It’d also be absolutely incredible to play at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas! I have always dreamed of going to the US, and what better way to experience a country than by playing there!  
https://www.facebook.com/meredithsmusic
http://www.triplejunearthed.com/meredith
http://meredithmusic.bandcamp.com/
_________________________
*all photos above by Danny McShane
ZoomInfo
Meredith, a singer-songwriter who wears a crescent moon around her neck, has just released her music video for her song "Darkness", which you can view here. Below, she talks about her songwriting process, becoming an aunt, and wiggling her toes.
where are you from?
I’m from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. It’s a pretty beautiful place to live! It’s always warm and sunny and I’m surrounded by lots of inspiring, natural places and happy people!

how did your journey as an artist begin? did you always know you wanted to be in music?

My journey in music started in 2010 when I began studying music at university. I hadn’t grown up playing music like a lot of my friends and peers, so I initially felt like I was in over my head a bit, but quickly found my niche and started to develop my craft as an artist. I always had a passion for music, and deep down I always dreamed I’d end up in this industry and feel so lucky that I have! It’s the most amazing job in the world and I wouldn’t change it for any other!

how would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard any of your songs?

Hmmm that’s a tough question! I would have to say my music is very vocally/ lyrically driven and I just adore vocal harmony- most of my songs are saturated in layers upon layers of vocal harmony haha! My songs are usually accompanied by folky finger picking/strumming and I would also say it’s pretty feminine and soft.

what is your process when writing songs?

The initial desire to write a song is usually triggered when I’m feeling something- be it- sad, happy, angry, in love/heartbroken or just needing to convey a message. I need an outlet (some people go to the gym, I write songs haha) and I find it incredibly therapeutic. It usually starts with picking up the guitar and playing around with different chords/melodies which then subconsciously leads to me singing a melody over the top and then finally, adding words. Sometimes I will have written some poetry/words that I try and incorporated into a song, but that’s a more difficult process than organically coming up with something from scratch.
who/what inspires you?
People, relationships, family, music, nature, poetry/books, the weather/seasons, stars and the moon, places, food, politics, religion, the world!

if you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be, and why?

That is such a hard question! There are many. The number one artist I would love to collaborate with would probably be James Taylor. I have absolutely idolized James Taylor and his songwriting since I was young and it would be absolutely incredible to be collaborate with and learn from him!

who are your favorite artists at the moment?

Laura Marling really inspires me, I’m always listening to her albums and getting something different from her music each listen. I’ve also been loving Sufjan Stevens, a friend recently made me a mixtape of his music and I’ve been really enjoying it- he’s such an inspiring and pioneering artist and a bit of a mad genius! I’ve also been listening to a local folk musician called O’ Little Sister a lot lately. She’s a phenomenal artist and songwriter who really inspires me!

what has been the most incredible, surreal moment in your life this far?

Last year I got to meet one of my all time musical idols, Josh Pyke (Australian Singer/Songwriter) after one of his concerts. It was such a surreal experience to meet an artist who I have looked up to for so many years and who has inspired my songwriting in such a big way!
Also, not to get too soppy, but I became an Aunty in 2012 and I’ll never forget the first time I saw my baby nephew- I just burst into tears! Couldn’t believe how much love I felt for such a tiny human! It was definitely the most incredible moment of my life so far!

what do you like to do when you’re not making music?

A LOT of my time revolves around making/ listening to music/ going to gigs, but I also have a bunch hobbies- reading, taking photos, fashion, being outdoors and going on adventures. I’m also a massive family person, so I love to be with friends and family and socializing whenever I can.

did you really get to play a gig on a bus at Fete de la Musique? how was that experience? 

Hahaha! Yes! It was a strange moment that’s for sure! It was so much fun and seemed to really break up the monotonous 9-5 commuting cycle! Not the most practical place to play a gig though- we kept on slipping and sliding all over the bus haha! It was hilarious!

do you ever get nervous before performing?

Absolutely! All the time. I remember a lecturer telling me before a gig once that the nervous feeling never really ever goes away and I was mortified! I’ve learned to really embrace the nervous energy and adrenaline now and actually really enjoy it! It’s a part of the experience that I wouldn’t change! Also a good friend told me that if you wiggle your toes it stops your hands from shaking haha so if I’m ever super nervous I do that!

do you remember the first time that you realized people were reacting to your music, showing up to your performances, etc.? how did you feel?

I only launched my solo career in February 2013 after starting out by playing in a band for a few years. I decided to bite the bullet and finally mustered up enough self-belief to launch my own project. It was a very daunting step and I wasn’t sure how people would respond to my music (or if they would even like it!) I made a few demos in garage band in my bedroom and uploaded them to triple J unearthed (a digital radio station in Australia) one night, on a total whim. I can remember waking up the next day and finding an amazing and encouraging review on one of my tracks, from one of the music editors at Triple J Unearthed, which then lead to my song being played on their digital radio station, which has ultimately opened the door for a whole bunch of awesome opportunities. I was so shocked and blown away that people were enjoying my music! It’s been an amazing first year!

dream city to play a gig in?

I would LOVE to play at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, that would be a total dream come true! It’d also be absolutely incredible to play at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas! I have always dreamed of going to the US, and what better way to experience a country than by playing there!  
https://www.facebook.com/meredithsmusic
http://www.triplejunearthed.com/meredith
http://meredithmusic.bandcamp.com/
_________________________
*all photos above by Danny McShane
ZoomInfo
Meredith, a singer-songwriter who wears a crescent moon around her neck, has just released her music video for her song "Darkness", which you can view here. Below, she talks about her songwriting process, becoming an aunt, and wiggling her toes.
where are you from?
I’m from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. It’s a pretty beautiful place to live! It’s always warm and sunny and I’m surrounded by lots of inspiring, natural places and happy people!

how did your journey as an artist begin? did you always know you wanted to be in music?

My journey in music started in 2010 when I began studying music at university. I hadn’t grown up playing music like a lot of my friends and peers, so I initially felt like I was in over my head a bit, but quickly found my niche and started to develop my craft as an artist. I always had a passion for music, and deep down I always dreamed I’d end up in this industry and feel so lucky that I have! It’s the most amazing job in the world and I wouldn’t change it for any other!

how would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard any of your songs?

Hmmm that’s a tough question! I would have to say my music is very vocally/ lyrically driven and I just adore vocal harmony- most of my songs are saturated in layers upon layers of vocal harmony haha! My songs are usually accompanied by folky finger picking/strumming and I would also say it’s pretty feminine and soft.

what is your process when writing songs?

The initial desire to write a song is usually triggered when I’m feeling something- be it- sad, happy, angry, in love/heartbroken or just needing to convey a message. I need an outlet (some people go to the gym, I write songs haha) and I find it incredibly therapeutic. It usually starts with picking up the guitar and playing around with different chords/melodies which then subconsciously leads to me singing a melody over the top and then finally, adding words. Sometimes I will have written some poetry/words that I try and incorporated into a song, but that’s a more difficult process than organically coming up with something from scratch.
who/what inspires you?
People, relationships, family, music, nature, poetry/books, the weather/seasons, stars and the moon, places, food, politics, religion, the world!

if you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be, and why?

That is such a hard question! There are many. The number one artist I would love to collaborate with would probably be James Taylor. I have absolutely idolized James Taylor and his songwriting since I was young and it would be absolutely incredible to be collaborate with and learn from him!

who are your favorite artists at the moment?

Laura Marling really inspires me, I’m always listening to her albums and getting something different from her music each listen. I’ve also been loving Sufjan Stevens, a friend recently made me a mixtape of his music and I’ve been really enjoying it- he’s such an inspiring and pioneering artist and a bit of a mad genius! I’ve also been listening to a local folk musician called O’ Little Sister a lot lately. She’s a phenomenal artist and songwriter who really inspires me!

what has been the most incredible, surreal moment in your life this far?

Last year I got to meet one of my all time musical idols, Josh Pyke (Australian Singer/Songwriter) after one of his concerts. It was such a surreal experience to meet an artist who I have looked up to for so many years and who has inspired my songwriting in such a big way!
Also, not to get too soppy, but I became an Aunty in 2012 and I’ll never forget the first time I saw my baby nephew- I just burst into tears! Couldn’t believe how much love I felt for such a tiny human! It was definitely the most incredible moment of my life so far!

what do you like to do when you’re not making music?

A LOT of my time revolves around making/ listening to music/ going to gigs, but I also have a bunch hobbies- reading, taking photos, fashion, being outdoors and going on adventures. I’m also a massive family person, so I love to be with friends and family and socializing whenever I can.

did you really get to play a gig on a bus at Fete de la Musique? how was that experience? 

Hahaha! Yes! It was a strange moment that’s for sure! It was so much fun and seemed to really break up the monotonous 9-5 commuting cycle! Not the most practical place to play a gig though- we kept on slipping and sliding all over the bus haha! It was hilarious!

do you ever get nervous before performing?

Absolutely! All the time. I remember a lecturer telling me before a gig once that the nervous feeling never really ever goes away and I was mortified! I’ve learned to really embrace the nervous energy and adrenaline now and actually really enjoy it! It’s a part of the experience that I wouldn’t change! Also a good friend told me that if you wiggle your toes it stops your hands from shaking haha so if I’m ever super nervous I do that!

do you remember the first time that you realized people were reacting to your music, showing up to your performances, etc.? how did you feel?

I only launched my solo career in February 2013 after starting out by playing in a band for a few years. I decided to bite the bullet and finally mustered up enough self-belief to launch my own project. It was a very daunting step and I wasn’t sure how people would respond to my music (or if they would even like it!) I made a few demos in garage band in my bedroom and uploaded them to triple J unearthed (a digital radio station in Australia) one night, on a total whim. I can remember waking up the next day and finding an amazing and encouraging review on one of my tracks, from one of the music editors at Triple J Unearthed, which then lead to my song being played on their digital radio station, which has ultimately opened the door for a whole bunch of awesome opportunities. I was so shocked and blown away that people were enjoying my music! It’s been an amazing first year!

dream city to play a gig in?

I would LOVE to play at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, that would be a total dream come true! It’d also be absolutely incredible to play at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas! I have always dreamed of going to the US, and what better way to experience a country than by playing there!  
https://www.facebook.com/meredithsmusic
http://www.triplejunearthed.com/meredith
http://meredithmusic.bandcamp.com/
_________________________
*all photos above by Danny McShane
ZoomInfo
Meredith, a singer-songwriter who wears a crescent moon around her neck, has just released her music video for her song "Darkness", which you can view here. Below, she talks about her songwriting process, becoming an aunt, and wiggling her toes.
where are you from?
I’m from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. It’s a pretty beautiful place to live! It’s always warm and sunny and I’m surrounded by lots of inspiring, natural places and happy people!

how did your journey as an artist begin? did you always know you wanted to be in music?

My journey in music started in 2010 when I began studying music at university. I hadn’t grown up playing music like a lot of my friends and peers, so I initially felt like I was in over my head a bit, but quickly found my niche and started to develop my craft as an artist. I always had a passion for music, and deep down I always dreamed I’d end up in this industry and feel so lucky that I have! It’s the most amazing job in the world and I wouldn’t change it for any other!

how would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard any of your songs?

Hmmm that’s a tough question! I would have to say my music is very vocally/ lyrically driven and I just adore vocal harmony- most of my songs are saturated in layers upon layers of vocal harmony haha! My songs are usually accompanied by folky finger picking/strumming and I would also say it’s pretty feminine and soft.

what is your process when writing songs?

The initial desire to write a song is usually triggered when I’m feeling something- be it- sad, happy, angry, in love/heartbroken or just needing to convey a message. I need an outlet (some people go to the gym, I write songs haha) and I find it incredibly therapeutic. It usually starts with picking up the guitar and playing around with different chords/melodies which then subconsciously leads to me singing a melody over the top and then finally, adding words. Sometimes I will have written some poetry/words that I try and incorporated into a song, but that’s a more difficult process than organically coming up with something from scratch.
who/what inspires you?
People, relationships, family, music, nature, poetry/books, the weather/seasons, stars and the moon, places, food, politics, religion, the world!

if you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be, and why?

That is such a hard question! There are many. The number one artist I would love to collaborate with would probably be James Taylor. I have absolutely idolized James Taylor and his songwriting since I was young and it would be absolutely incredible to be collaborate with and learn from him!

who are your favorite artists at the moment?

Laura Marling really inspires me, I’m always listening to her albums and getting something different from her music each listen. I’ve also been loving Sufjan Stevens, a friend recently made me a mixtape of his music and I’ve been really enjoying it- he’s such an inspiring and pioneering artist and a bit of a mad genius! I’ve also been listening to a local folk musician called O’ Little Sister a lot lately. She’s a phenomenal artist and songwriter who really inspires me!

what has been the most incredible, surreal moment in your life this far?

Last year I got to meet one of my all time musical idols, Josh Pyke (Australian Singer/Songwriter) after one of his concerts. It was such a surreal experience to meet an artist who I have looked up to for so many years and who has inspired my songwriting in such a big way!
Also, not to get too soppy, but I became an Aunty in 2012 and I’ll never forget the first time I saw my baby nephew- I just burst into tears! Couldn’t believe how much love I felt for such a tiny human! It was definitely the most incredible moment of my life so far!

what do you like to do when you’re not making music?

A LOT of my time revolves around making/ listening to music/ going to gigs, but I also have a bunch hobbies- reading, taking photos, fashion, being outdoors and going on adventures. I’m also a massive family person, so I love to be with friends and family and socializing whenever I can.

did you really get to play a gig on a bus at Fete de la Musique? how was that experience? 

Hahaha! Yes! It was a strange moment that’s for sure! It was so much fun and seemed to really break up the monotonous 9-5 commuting cycle! Not the most practical place to play a gig though- we kept on slipping and sliding all over the bus haha! It was hilarious!

do you ever get nervous before performing?

Absolutely! All the time. I remember a lecturer telling me before a gig once that the nervous feeling never really ever goes away and I was mortified! I’ve learned to really embrace the nervous energy and adrenaline now and actually really enjoy it! It’s a part of the experience that I wouldn’t change! Also a good friend told me that if you wiggle your toes it stops your hands from shaking haha so if I’m ever super nervous I do that!

do you remember the first time that you realized people were reacting to your music, showing up to your performances, etc.? how did you feel?

I only launched my solo career in February 2013 after starting out by playing in a band for a few years. I decided to bite the bullet and finally mustered up enough self-belief to launch my own project. It was a very daunting step and I wasn’t sure how people would respond to my music (or if they would even like it!) I made a few demos in garage band in my bedroom and uploaded them to triple J unearthed (a digital radio station in Australia) one night, on a total whim. I can remember waking up the next day and finding an amazing and encouraging review on one of my tracks, from one of the music editors at Triple J Unearthed, which then lead to my song being played on their digital radio station, which has ultimately opened the door for a whole bunch of awesome opportunities. I was so shocked and blown away that people were enjoying my music! It’s been an amazing first year!

dream city to play a gig in?

I would LOVE to play at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, that would be a total dream come true! It’d also be absolutely incredible to play at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas! I have always dreamed of going to the US, and what better way to experience a country than by playing there!  
https://www.facebook.com/meredithsmusic
http://www.triplejunearthed.com/meredith
http://meredithmusic.bandcamp.com/
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*all photos above by Danny McShane
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Meredith, a singer-songwriter who wears a crescent moon around her neck, has just released her music video for her song "Darkness", which you can view here. Below, she talks about her songwriting process, becoming an aunt, and wiggling her toes.
where are you from?
I’m from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. It’s a pretty beautiful place to live! It’s always warm and sunny and I’m surrounded by lots of inspiring, natural places and happy people!

how did your journey as an artist begin? did you always know you wanted to be in music?

My journey in music started in 2010 when I began studying music at university. I hadn’t grown up playing music like a lot of my friends and peers, so I initially felt like I was in over my head a bit, but quickly found my niche and started to develop my craft as an artist. I always had a passion for music, and deep down I always dreamed I’d end up in this industry and feel so lucky that I have! It’s the most amazing job in the world and I wouldn’t change it for any other!

how would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard any of your songs?

Hmmm that’s a tough question! I would have to say my music is very vocally/ lyrically driven and I just adore vocal harmony- most of my songs are saturated in layers upon layers of vocal harmony haha! My songs are usually accompanied by folky finger picking/strumming and I would also say it’s pretty feminine and soft.

what is your process when writing songs?

The initial desire to write a song is usually triggered when I’m feeling something- be it- sad, happy, angry, in love/heartbroken or just needing to convey a message. I need an outlet (some people go to the gym, I write songs haha) and I find it incredibly therapeutic. It usually starts with picking up the guitar and playing around with different chords/melodies which then subconsciously leads to me singing a melody over the top and then finally, adding words. Sometimes I will have written some poetry/words that I try and incorporated into a song, but that’s a more difficult process than organically coming up with something from scratch.
who/what inspires you?
People, relationships, family, music, nature, poetry/books, the weather/seasons, stars and the moon, places, food, politics, religion, the world!

if you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be, and why?

That is such a hard question! There are many. The number one artist I would love to collaborate with would probably be James Taylor. I have absolutely idolized James Taylor and his songwriting since I was young and it would be absolutely incredible to be collaborate with and learn from him!

who are your favorite artists at the moment?

Laura Marling really inspires me, I’m always listening to her albums and getting something different from her music each listen. I’ve also been loving Sufjan Stevens, a friend recently made me a mixtape of his music and I’ve been really enjoying it- he’s such an inspiring and pioneering artist and a bit of a mad genius! I’ve also been listening to a local folk musician called O’ Little Sister a lot lately. She’s a phenomenal artist and songwriter who really inspires me!

what has been the most incredible, surreal moment in your life this far?

Last year I got to meet one of my all time musical idols, Josh Pyke (Australian Singer/Songwriter) after one of his concerts. It was such a surreal experience to meet an artist who I have looked up to for so many years and who has inspired my songwriting in such a big way!
Also, not to get too soppy, but I became an Aunty in 2012 and I’ll never forget the first time I saw my baby nephew- I just burst into tears! Couldn’t believe how much love I felt for such a tiny human! It was definitely the most incredible moment of my life so far!

what do you like to do when you’re not making music?

A LOT of my time revolves around making/ listening to music/ going to gigs, but I also have a bunch hobbies- reading, taking photos, fashion, being outdoors and going on adventures. I’m also a massive family person, so I love to be with friends and family and socializing whenever I can.

did you really get to play a gig on a bus at Fete de la Musique? how was that experience? 

Hahaha! Yes! It was a strange moment that’s for sure! It was so much fun and seemed to really break up the monotonous 9-5 commuting cycle! Not the most practical place to play a gig though- we kept on slipping and sliding all over the bus haha! It was hilarious!

do you ever get nervous before performing?

Absolutely! All the time. I remember a lecturer telling me before a gig once that the nervous feeling never really ever goes away and I was mortified! I’ve learned to really embrace the nervous energy and adrenaline now and actually really enjoy it! It’s a part of the experience that I wouldn’t change! Also a good friend told me that if you wiggle your toes it stops your hands from shaking haha so if I’m ever super nervous I do that!

do you remember the first time that you realized people were reacting to your music, showing up to your performances, etc.? how did you feel?

I only launched my solo career in February 2013 after starting out by playing in a band for a few years. I decided to bite the bullet and finally mustered up enough self-belief to launch my own project. It was a very daunting step and I wasn’t sure how people would respond to my music (or if they would even like it!) I made a few demos in garage band in my bedroom and uploaded them to triple J unearthed (a digital radio station in Australia) one night, on a total whim. I can remember waking up the next day and finding an amazing and encouraging review on one of my tracks, from one of the music editors at Triple J Unearthed, which then lead to my song being played on their digital radio station, which has ultimately opened the door for a whole bunch of awesome opportunities. I was so shocked and blown away that people were enjoying my music! It’s been an amazing first year!

dream city to play a gig in?

I would LOVE to play at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, that would be a total dream come true! It’d also be absolutely incredible to play at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas! I have always dreamed of going to the US, and what better way to experience a country than by playing there!  
https://www.facebook.com/meredithsmusic
http://www.triplejunearthed.com/meredith
http://meredithmusic.bandcamp.com/
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*all photos above by Danny McShane
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Meredith, a singer-songwriter who wears a crescent moon around her neck, has just released her music video for her song "Darkness", which you can view here. Below, she talks about her songwriting process, becoming an aunt, and wiggling her toes.

where are you from?

I’m from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. It’s a pretty beautiful place to live! It’s always warm and sunny and I’m surrounded by lots of inspiring, natural places and happy people!

how did your journey as an artist begin? did you always know you wanted to be in music?

My journey in music started in 2010 when I began studying music at university. I hadn’t grown up playing music like a lot of my friends and peers, so I initially felt like I was in over my head a bit, but quickly found my niche and started to develop my craft as an artist. I always had a passion for music, and deep down I always dreamed I’d end up in this industry and feel so lucky that I have! It’s the most amazing job in the world and I wouldn’t change it for any other!

how would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard any of your songs?

Hmmm that’s a tough question! I would have to say my music is very vocally/ lyrically driven and I just adore vocal harmony- most of my songs are saturated in layers upon layers of vocal harmony haha! My songs are usually accompanied by folky finger picking/strumming and I would also say it’s pretty feminine and soft.

what is your process when writing songs?

The initial desire to write a song is usually triggered when I’m feeling something- be it- sad, happy, angry, in love/heartbroken or just needing to convey a message. I need an outlet (some people go to the gym, I write songs haha) and I find it incredibly therapeutic. It usually starts with picking up the guitar and playing around with different chords/melodies which then subconsciously leads to me singing a melody over the top and then finally, adding words. Sometimes I will have written some poetry/words that I try and incorporated into a song, but that’s a more difficult process than organically coming up with something from scratch.

who/what inspires you?

People, relationships, family, music, nature, poetry/books, the weather/seasons, stars and the moon, places, food, politics, religion, the world!

if you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be, and why?

That is such a hard question! There are many. The number one artist I would love to collaborate with would probably be James Taylor. I have absolutely idolized James Taylor and his songwriting since I was young and it would be absolutely incredible to be collaborate with and learn from him!

who are your favorite artists at the moment?

Laura Marling really inspires me, I’m always listening to her albums and getting something different from her music each listen. I’ve also been loving Sufjan Stevens, a friend recently made me a mixtape of his music and I’ve been really enjoying it- he’s such an inspiring and pioneering artist and a bit of a mad genius! I’ve also been listening to a local folk musician called O’ Little Sister a lot lately. She’s a phenomenal artist and songwriter who really inspires me!

what has been the most incredible, surreal moment in your life this far?

Last year I got to meet one of my all time musical idols, Josh Pyke (Australian Singer/Songwriter) after one of his concerts. It was such a surreal experience to meet an artist who I have looked up to for so many years and who has inspired my songwriting in such a big way!

Also, not to get too soppy, but I became an Aunty in 2012 and I’ll never forget the first time I saw my baby nephew- I just burst into tears! Couldn’t believe how much love I felt for such a tiny human! It was definitely the most incredible moment of my life so far!

what do you like to do when you’re not making music?

A LOT of my time revolves around making/ listening to music/ going to gigs, but I also have a bunch hobbies- reading, taking photos, fashion, being outdoors and going on adventures. I’m also a massive family person, so I love to be with friends and family and socializing whenever I can.

did you really get to play a gig on a bus at Fete de la Musique? how was that experience? 

Hahaha! Yes! It was a strange moment that’s for sure! It was so much fun and seemed to really break up the monotonous 9-5 commuting cycle! Not the most practical place to play a gig though- we kept on slipping and sliding all over the bus haha! It was hilarious!

do you ever get nervous before performing?

Absolutely! All the time. I remember a lecturer telling me before a gig once that the nervous feeling never really ever goes away and I was mortified! I’ve learned to really embrace the nervous energy and adrenaline now and actually really enjoy it! It’s a part of the experience that I wouldn’t change! Also a good friend told me that if you wiggle your toes it stops your hands from shaking haha so if I’m ever super nervous I do that!

do you remember the first time that you realized people were reacting to your music, showing up to your performances, etc.? how did you feel?

I only launched my solo career in February 2013 after starting out by playing in a band for a few years. I decided to bite the bullet and finally mustered up enough self-belief to launch my own project. It was a very daunting step and I wasn’t sure how people would respond to my music (or if they would even like it!) I made a few demos in garage band in my bedroom and uploaded them to triple J unearthed (a digital radio station in Australia) one night, on a total whim. I can remember waking up the next day and finding an amazing and encouraging review on one of my tracks, from one of the music editors at Triple J Unearthed, which then lead to my song being played on their digital radio station, which has ultimately opened the door for a whole bunch of awesome opportunities. I was so shocked and blown away that people were enjoying my music! It’s been an amazing first year!

dream city to play a gig in?

I would LOVE to play at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, that would be a total dream come true! It’d also be absolutely incredible to play at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas! I have always dreamed of going to the US, and what better way to experience a country than by playing there!  

https://www.facebook.com/meredithsmusic

http://www.triplejunearthed.com/meredith

http://meredithmusic.bandcamp.com/

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*all photos above by Danny McShane

The lovely Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Meredith has released her video for "Darkness", which was a collaboration between her and Danny McShane, a photographer and a filmmaker who has been featured on Pudge several times before. Read a tiny little interview with Danny below, watch the video clip, have a look his previous features on Pudge by clicking here, and don’t forget to check out our interview with Meredith!

you have had your short films previously featured on PUDGE, but this is the first music video we’ve seen. Is this the first time you’ve directed a music video, or have you done this before? is it a genre that you like doing?
The clip for Meredith is the fifth music video I have directed, you can check out the other four I have done here. I definitely love making music videos - it combines a lot of the things I love about filmmaking and photography and because you’re not tied down by story and character you can have a lot of fun with the idea and be more abstract with the visuals. I really enjoyed the process working with Meredith on this clip and I’m really excited to do more! 
did you have a specific idea for the video, or was it more freely structured - kind of, take the camera, and go with it, see what happens?
For Meredith’s track Darkness we discussed what the song was about and came up with an idea we thought captured the essence of the song - so the idea was pretty structured but the way we executed that idea was kind of improvised and not very structured - we just went out on a few adventures around south east Queensland looking for cool places to shoot and just improvised scenes whenever we found somewhere interesting. Meredith was a lot of fun to work with and I it was great to get out of the city and go exploring in nature.
visually, were you inspired by anything/anyone?
The main source of inspiration for the clip was Meredith’s song - her lyrics are really beautiful and full of great imagery so most of the treatment just came from trying to come up with ways to capture her lyrics and be faithful to the feeling of her song. We were also both really inspired by the film photography technique of double exposure - its a trick I love to use in my still photography and I’ve always wanted to incorporate it into a video project. 
do you find that music inspires/affects your filmmaking process? (clearly important when making a music video, but, say, when working on a short film?)
Music definitely inspires and affects my filmmaking process. I come up with most of my ideas while sitting on public transport listening to music, I listen to music when I write, I’ve used music to create an atmosphere on set or to get an actor into a particular headspace before a scene and I love using music underneath visuals in the edit to magnify the emotional impact of the sequence. I think music is a really powerful medium and I think cinema just wouldn’t be the same without it.
music recommendations?
Haha thats a big question! Lately I’ve been listening to Hammock, Studiocanoe, Monochromie, Rhian Sheehan, old Iron and Wine, Junip, Craft Spells, Diiv, Explosions in the Sky, J.J Cale, The National, Noah and The Whale, Paz lenchantin, The Tallest Man on Earth, This Will Destroy You, my brother Bryan McShane and two great Brisbane artists I have projects coming out soon with - O’ Little Sister and Omegachild
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quick announcement.

I’ve been thinking that we need to change things up a little on PUDGE. The old routine is good and all, but I find myself getting terribly, terribly bored. That means, there will be more interviews, more personal approach to people; hopefully, more printed zines from now on - maybe not in radical quantities, but nonetheless. I’m thinking of bringing the performing arts into the magazine. I have a deep respect for musicians, dancers, and actors, and so many of them inspire me and my peers in our own visual work I feel that it should come as a given. What do you think? Are you interested in that? I know very little about how to talk to musicians, dancers, and actors, the former two in particular - mostly because I don’t have that common ground with them that I do with artists of the purely visual medium - I have never tried doing what they do, and I have never been part of that world, so it might be shaky at first, but it will get better with experience.

Also, I had promised myself when I started that I would not put in too much of my own opinions into the magazine. At the time, I felt that it would be too invasive, too forced. I felt that I could be obnoxious. Now, a year and a half later, I think it is necessary to be invasive at times, and I know that I can be obnoxious on some days, but I always say that the most important thing about this magazine is honesty, the pure and heartfelt emotion and admiration you feel when coming across someone truly talented, and if I myself filter so heavily what I can and cannot say as the editor and basically the representative, then what the hell is the point. 

More honest e-mails and letters from this moment on. The whole point is connecting - not connecting in the stupid terms of social media, but on a basic human level, one artist to another, a community, if you will.

Starting this Sunday, I going to be introducing the article section of PUDGE. Starting with my own, I have to warn you, again, that I can be soppy and overdramatic, and I can be annoying, I could over share, and I could tell you too much - but it will be honest to what I am feeling at the time, at it will always be about the art world specifically. In other words, there will not be any rants about love, or nostalgia, unless it is directly relevant to the visual (or I guess now also performing) arts. Over some time, perhaps other people will want to join in, and share their opinions, and then the article section will be more diverse, but you have to begin somewhere.

And if you hate it, just don’t check the webpage on a Sunday. It is our lowest traffic day, anyway. Don’t go on our Twitter either, if you don’t like that and are only here for the eye candy you can reblog. Not that there is anything wrong with that - this is more of a personal opinion of where I want to have this magazine go in the long term.

I know it’s quite ironic that I’m posting this on April’s fools, but the day is almost over, and if I don’t tell you this now, I’m afraid I will feel less impulsive tomorrow and decide to stick with the routine. 

I just thought I had to let you know. And if you have any feedback, please do e-mail or message me here.

Best wishes always,

Leila.