Interview Alberto Madrigal, Artist and Illustrator, Berlin

You can find a lot of pictures of my work on my webpage:

www.albemadrigal.com

Where are you living?

I come from Spain, live in Berlin

 

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

I’m 33 years old.

 

What inspires you?

I get inspiration from the city, the people around me and cinema, novels and photography. I like to sit on a cafe and observe the people, draw them while I think about a story and how can I develop it.

 

Tell me about what you do?

I am a comic artist and illustrator. I have drawn three books, two of them as a writer as well.

(http://www.albemadrigal.com/about/).

 

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

I normally go to the studio at the morning around 10 am and start to work until 18:00 on the afternoon. I always have a book that I’m working on. I need at least two years to do one so in the meanwhile I do another jobs as illustrator.

 

What are some of your favourite source for information?

The source of information is the people and of course the internet. As I draw the books I would search for photographs of the places where the story takes place. Without internet the process would be very slow.

 

How media influence your life?

I use social media mainly for my work, to promote my self. It’s a good way to understand if people follow what you do and what they think about it.

 

Interview Sandra Mann, Artist, Photographer, Curator and Lecturer, Frankfurt

(c) Karsten Thormaehlen

https://www.facebook.com/sandramannphotos/home

http://www.sandra-mann-photos.de/

https://www.instagram.com/sandra_mann/

Where are you living?

I´m living in Frankfurt, Germany and I´m working here and abroad.

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

 I´m 45 years young.

What inspires you?

Inspiration I get by nature, quantum physics, genderissues, creativity, smart photography, visual reception, art and my three lovely dog`s Panzer, Mañana & Juni.

Tell me about what you do?

 I´m a artist, photographer, curator and lecturer.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

My typical day is to wake up, drink coffe, feed my green iguana Pepe (by the way it`s already 22 years old!) and the dogs, go for a walkies, read e-mails, arange appointments, meetings, delegate trainees, organize photoproductions or transports of artworks, meetings with collectors, other artists, curators, organize shows/exhibitions actually i don`t really have a “typical day”. Every day is filled with different topics, depending on what is to be done. One day a week I´m teaching at European School of Design „Photography & Pictorial Language“.

What are some of your favourite source for information?

My facourite source for information are exhibitions, talks, calls, internet, social networks.

How social media influence your life?

Through social networks I´m more easy able to stay in touch with my foreign friends, artists, curators, collectors. That`s very helpful, I can see whatever they are doing, exhibitioning or working on.

 

Exhibition Doppelgänger / Torrance Art Museum USA, curated by Dr. Julia-Constance Dissel & Sandra Mann

030613-8793 Carla & Zoë auf der Suche nach Wahrheit (Enkheim, Germany), 2013, photo © Sandra Mann

180414-9564 Julia & Perle (Bayerischer Wald, Germany), 2014, photo © Sandra Mann

060814-8816 Jessica & Seerosen (Buchschlag, Germany), 2014, photo © Sandra Mann

051112-1123 Lost / Wolfgang (Offenbach-Mühlheim, Germany), 2012, photo © Sandra Mann

Interview Tata Kiani, Author + Host, Berlin

Tata Kiani

https://www.instagram.com/violetkiani/

http://missviolet.de/

Fotos vom ersten Supperclub im Hotel Adlon Kempinski

 

Where are you living?

I live in Berlin
How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

 30ish

What inspires you?

Travelling, Berlin, London, my older sister, Music

Tell me about what you do?

I work as a freelance author in Germany, I write a food blog in Switzerland, I work for a fashion retailers magazine in London and I host a supperclub at Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

 I wake up and look at my emails immediatly, I will have a coffee and start working in my pyjama. I finish my work day at 6ish and will squeeze in some late night hours if neccessary, I can work very well when its late.

What are some of your favourite source for information?

British media, I also hang out lots on facebook to stay connected with my friends who are all over the place
How social media influence your life?

 It is a huge influence, I could not live without it. I find it informative, inspirational and the perfect tool to keep updated about whats going on in everybodys life.

Why do I ALWAYS do this to my shirts? Not so dangerous after all… #icanteat

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Interview Martin Fengel, Artist, Munich

http://www.martinfengel.com/

https://www.instagram.com/mfengel/

http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/3354-martin-fengel

http://www.br.de/br-fernsehen/sendungen/lido/martin-fengel-100.html

http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/kuenstler-martin-fengel-nicht-mehr-daraus-machen-als-das.807.de.html?dram:article_id=280981

Where are you living?

Munich
How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

51
What inspires you?

arts and crafts, I can learn/get inspired from almost anything
Tell me about what you do?

these months I teach photography at the academy in Kiel and Munich
What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

my wife works early hours in a hotel, so we get up early, I love to go running in the morning, I live near the Isar, maybe it’s the best hour of the day, then I walk to my office. And then it’s very difficult to say, because I’m always doing different things
What are some of your favourite source for information?

books
How social media influence your life?

in a bad way

Interview Danae Diaz, Artist (illustrations), Berlin

Photo by Nicole Sturz

 

http://danaediaz.com/

Where are you living?

Berlin

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

34

What inspires you?

Films, comics, Tezuka, books, Borges, music, Magritte, other people’s work, dreams, travels,…

Tell me about what you do?

I make illustrations for magazines, newspapers, books, ad agencies, music labels…. I also make animations and sometimes I work in bigger teams for animation productions such as featured films or TV series.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

I wake up at around 8, take a shower, have breakfast, seat on the computer and start with mails check, bureaucracy and a little procrastination. After a couple of hours I get productive and start to draw. In the afternoon, after lunch break I get super productive and draw until the evening…at the end I think or make a work plan for the day after. In the evening I hang out, make sport or meet friends,… or I keep working if the deadlines are tight!

What are some of your favourite source for information?

Without doubt, the biggest, cheapest, easiest and fastest: the Internet. I also love to visit book and comic stores and ending buying something inspiring.

How social media influence your life?

I don’t really like to be active at that social media thing, and I am very bad with it…so I use it mostly to communicate with friends and/or colleges and being passive looking what others do. Very rare I post something myself, but I try to push myself now and then to be active, because I think it is a good way to promote my work.

 danae diaz illustration * www.danaediaz.com * +49 174 5270242 * contact@danaediaz.com

Die Zeit Hamburg Summer #diezeit #summer #illustration #editorialillustration #danaediazillustration

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Interview Raquel Nave, Actor/ Visual Artist, New York/ Los Angeles

https://www.instagram.com/rockhellmarie/?hl=de

http://www.raquelnave.com/

Where are you living?
I am living in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
What inspires you?
the human condition, woman, motherhood, dogma, darkness, freedom.

Tell me about what you do?

A visual artist in self portrait and documentary work

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

wake up early, bring my daughter to school, reading, writing, editing, script work, maybe some shooting, quiet evening, whiskey and a bath.
What are some of your favourite source for information?

museums, bookstores, films, Google.
How social media influence your life?

social media influences our everyday, sometimes with a positive wealth of information, sometimes negatively with an overwhelming amount pulling us from our own creative universe and truth. It’s a love hate relationship.

Interview Carol Roth, Entrepreneur/ Play Herself on TV/Author/ Investor, Chicago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Roth

http://www.carolroth.com/

http://www.cnbc.com/carol-roth/

https://www.entrepreneur.com/author/carol-roth

 


Carol Roth is an on-air contributor for CNBC, a “recovering” investment banker, entrepreneur and best-selling author.


Where are you living?

I kind of live in an airplane.

Most of my shoes and my only husband are located in Chicago, so I call that home.  I spend at least one day a week in New York City and am often in other locales as well.

 

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

I’m basically an overgrown 8-year old.

 

What inspires you?

It would be easier for me to determine what doesn’t inspire me (housework).  I am incredibly curious, so I find inspirations in a variety of environments, geographies, people and more.  I’d probably be better off if I were not so easily inspired!

 

Tell me about what you do?

The short answer is that I am an entrepreneur and I play myself on TV.  My actual roles and activities encompass being a TV contributor, panelist, co-host and judge, currently on America’s Greatest Makers (Tuesday nights at 9p ET on TBS) and on CNBC, particularly the Closing Bell (4p ET Wednesdays on CNBC).  I write for many outlets, including a weekly column at Entrepreneur.com and have authored a bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Equation.  I’m a recovering investment banker who has completed more than $2 Billion in transactions.  I used to do more capital raising and M&A, now it tends to be more around joint ventures and licenses.  I do spokesperson and consulting work with brands like Microsoft and Bank of America and a ton of content creation.  I manage a team that does customer loyalty consulting.  I make investments and advise a few companies.  I speak and emcee for a variety of companies and entities.  I am launching a legacy planning product.  Let’s just say that I’m busy.

 

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

Based on the above, there’s no typical day.  In the first quarter of the year, I’ve taped a full TV series and done more than a dozen live shows. I’ve written dozens of pieces of content.  I’ve hosted a live event for Richard Branson and Virgin Atlantic.  I’ve done speaking engagements for Entrepreneur and Microsoft, among others.  I’ve gotten a software product out of alpha and into beta.  I’ve helped one of the start-ups that I advise raise around a million dollars.  I’ve managed the licensing of major properties with Fox and Hasbro for a client and done a successful fan club launch, amongst other endeavors. It never gets boring, that’s for sure.

 

What are some of your favourite source for information?

Twitter is my favorite source for information, hands down, as it lets me quickly view curated information from top news outlets and journalists, as well as people that I admire and who are just good at finding information. Since my personal and professional interests span business, the markets, politics, sports, fashion, entertainment and more, it’s a great way to get up to speed quickly and then be directed to the appropriate outlets when and where I want to dive deeper into a subject.

 

How social media influence your life?

I love social media, particularly Twitter (I’m @CarolJSRoth).  It has allowed me to make business and professional connections.  It provides an outlet for me to share worldwide my opinions and content. I even got into a fight that went viral.  It’s an integral part of my every day, with the exception of the two weeks+ a year that I do an electronic sabbatical.

Interview Tanja Selzer, Artist, Berlin

http://www.tanjaselzer.de/

https://www.instagram.com/tanjaselzer/

Where are you living?

In Berlin

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

45, a very good age

What inspires you?

People, the crazy ones, who teach me not to accept ostensible rules, to think and live as free and creative as possible

Tell me about what you do?

I’m an artist with a focus on painting. Right now I’m working on a project called „soul mate crash“. Technically it’s about the interface between painting and fotography. The content is about the unexpected and how to deal with it.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

My 2 kids force me to have a clear structure, a classical ninetofive working day. I’m very happy about that, otherwise I would sleep during the day, work in the night and get a depressive vampire

What are some of your favourite source for information?

I listen to the radio the whole day and I love the internet

How social media influence your life?

I’m addicted

 

Schaumfrau 130×220 cm 2012 #painting #berlin #tanjaselzer #thefemalegaze #retrospective

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Interview Kira Bunse, Photographer, Paris

http://www.kirabunse.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kjbunse/

Where are you living?

I am living in Paris

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

I’m born in 1978

What inspires you?

People, places, cultures

Tell me about what you do?

I am a photographer

I am working for fashion and I am also doing Portrait and Reportage photography

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

I get up, do sports, breakfast, checking e-mails and I am doing, what I have to do on that day

What are some of your favourite source for information?

Movies, Books, Art and the News

How social media influence your life?

I am on Instagram and on Facebook but it doesn’t particularly influence me

Interview Julian Baumann, Photographer, Munich

 

http://www.julianbaumann.com/

https://www.instagram.com/baumann_julian/

Where are you living?
I am living in Munich.

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
I am 33.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by the people I meet and all the mistakes that I make.

Tell me about what you do?
I am a portrait photographer and I work for different magazines and cultural institutions.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
There is no typical day. But either I am on the road taking pictures or I spend my day in the office editing pictures. I share a beautiful office space with very good friends of mine, but unfortunately I only make it to the office on two or three days in the week.

What are some of your favorite source for information?
I have paper subscriptions for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit and The New Yorker. I especially love reading long pieces, that’s why I prefer getting printed matter. Headline News I get from Spiegel online or Facebook.

How social media influence your life?
I only use Facebook and Instagram as a newsfeed and to inform people about my recent publications. I am happy that I have a couple of friends who share interesting links, but of course I spent most of the time scrolling through all the rest.

 

#Wolfgangtillmans #allesbeimalteninblaubeuren

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#neorauch @szmagazin

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