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Interview Lea zeichnet, Artist, Berlin

http://www.leazeich.net/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/Leazeichnetgerne

http://leazeichnet.tumblr.com/

https://instagram.com/leazeichnet/

Where are you living?
in Berlin and sometimes in my dreams

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
twentysomething ( I absolutely don´t mind getting old)

What inspires you?
People. Mostly strangers, weirdos, inconsistent and heart-warming human beings.

Tell me about what you do?
Don´t we all hate this question? I´m an illustrator, that´s how it´s called, but I see myself more as a silent observer. Drawing is my way to cope with all the stories I hear and the characters I meet. Maybe I would have been a good psychologist, too..

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
I´m an earlybird. And I love rituals. So there´s a standard breakfast ritual really early in the morning. After that I work till late afternoon and then have some time to meet friends, relax .. whatsoever. I don´t have an office or separate work-space, so I am always surrounded by my illustrations, pens, paper. Sometimes it´s hard, to relax, but it´s still more a passi

on than work.

What are some of your favourite source for information?
Of course the world wide web is an endless source of inspiration. But I´m not a digital native, so I sometimes get lost and still appreciate the „offline-way“: sitting in the train or bus and watching people.

How social media influence your life?
Oh it has become a real big thing in my life. But I guess I still swim on the surface, just using Facebook and Instagram. I am really working on my social media skills…

uff #fashionillustration #berlin #drawing #ink #pew #pew #pew

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Interview Hadley Hudson, Photographer, Munich/NewYork

www.hadleyhudson.net
instagram: hadleyhudsonphoto

Where are you living?
I’m living between Munich and NYC

What inspires you?
My friends….I am extremely lucky to have inspiring friends whose work I appreciate in all forms…from artists to writers to ER doctors to shamans…my friends continually challenge me and support me at the same time.

My son…He has an incredible sense of humor and knows how to make me laugh more than anyone.
My dreams..I started studying Jungian psychoanalysis which places a heavy emphasis on dreams. Dreams are a direct link to the unconscious, they express the voice or language of the unconscious. They have provided answers, solutions, and also images which I have used in my photography.
Tell me about what you do?
I am a photographer. My heart is in portrait/documentary photography although I shoot fashion, as well.
What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
It depends on which city I am in.

When I am in NYC I get up and go running over the Williamsburg Bridge or at the Hudson River Park. I usually get the best ideas when I am running.

If I am in Munich, I run in the English Garden which is incredibly gorgeous and reminds me of something out of a 19th Century German Romantic painting.
After that I work on my book project. I am in the process of finishing my first photo book. It’s a documentary series about models at home.
What are some of your favourite source for information?
I read the New York Times, the Guardian, Salon, Zeit.de and Vice.com quite frequently. My favorite visual blog is www.thisisnthappiness.com and also http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/
How social media influence your life?

I find Facebook quite draining although it has become a source of news, as well. I prefer Instagram…it feels more immediate and intimate.

#california #ueberalles #losangeles #dreamscape city of #Angels #ready

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Interview Sam Lanyon Jones (Tokyoplastic), Creative and Founder, London

tokyoplastic,

vimeo.com/tokyoplastic,

https://www.instagram.com/tokyoplastic_san/

Where are you living?
London

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
Not at all, 29, hahahahaha.

What inspires you?
We get asked this a lot (I think anyone in a creative profession does) and the simple answer is everything. You know like if you start taking lots of photos, really get into it as a hobby, you’ll start to see the world differently. You’ll take your inspiration from everything you experience. I guess that is slightly different from what informs and influences us creatively. For instance I am writing a Sci Fi series right now. It is influenced by all the 80’s Saturday morning cartoons I used to watch as a kid… and Magnum P.I. But my research involves watching a lot of police procedurals. I am sure all of it culminates in inspiration on one level or another.

Tell me about what you do?
We (tokyoplastic, vimeo.com/tokyoplastic, Andi and Me (Sam)) direct stuff. Over the last decade that has been primarily animated TV commercials but we have made vinyl toys, directed short films, had a number of art exhibitions and done lectures and talks at festivals all over the world too. The animation we have really specialised in is narrative driven character animation.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
Get up, stretch, go to the studio, direct stuff, write stuff, email stuff, talk between ourselves about what to do next, go home, write more stuff and watch TV (purely R&D you understand), sleep.

What are some of your favourite source for information?
The internet. Remember those conversations you used to have in the pub? You know the ones where you and your mates would talk about something none of you knew very much about, each of you dead certain you knew what you were right about X. Seriously, try doing that now without reaching for your phone. The internet has removed any need for speculation. And what do we do with this all empowering information?

How social media influence your life?
Total fucking time vampire! I’ve put a sel imposed moratorium on Facebook in the office. But its a great tool for keeping up with friends and colleagues if you can keep it in check.

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Interview Christina Paulhofer, Theatre Director,Munich

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Paulhofer

 

Where are you living?
I’m living in Munich.

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
I am 46 years old.

What inspires you?
The thing that inspires me the most, is travelling against my fear. I am afraid of People i don’t know. I am afraid of countries i don’t know. I had to leave Romania at six years old, that left a mark on me. But when i travel and loose my fear, I am inspired.

Tell me about what you do?
I am a Theatre Director, i studied litterature, history of arts and history of theatre in Munich, afterwards Movie directing in Paris at The Femis.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
I get up at 7 or 8 in the morning, i have three cups of coffee and dream or think. Then i run for an Hour in The english Garden and continue dreaming and thinking. Afterwards i Check my Mails and Facebook , then phone calls, organizing, writing, phoning. Then it always depends in which city i am, whom i want to see, or if i don’t want to see anyone, because sometimes it’s annoying . People are telling so many lies. I feel it immediately, and it makes me tired. So I prefer to go to bed early.

What are some of your favourite source for information?
I am still quite old fashioned, i read ‘Spiegel’ ‘DieZeit’ ‘Monopol’ and ‘Vogue’ on a non digital basis. Also ‘Die Süddeutsche’. I watch ‘tagesschau’ whenever I can. I am curious and always always eager not to miss anything.
How social media influence your life?
I enjoy Facebook, for giving me the Information I missed while travelling , by my intelligent friends, who have something to say, and know what they talk about.

 

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Interview Marc Piesbergen, Creative Consultant, Guangzhou / Canton

Interview Marc Piesbergen

Where are you living?
In Guangzhou / Canton, Peoples Republic of China
How old are you
40

What inspires you?
People and nature

Tell me about what you do?
I enable creativity

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
Haha, this changed a lot since I am a father:

6:00 am – get up,
6:30 – 7:30 am play with my little son,
7:30 am family breakfast,
8:00 – 8:30 am shower,
8:30 – 9:00 am check Emails,
9:00 – 9:30 am go to coworking-space,
9:30 am – 1:30 pm work,
1:30 – 2:30 pm lunch,
2:30 – 7:00 pm work,
7:00 – 7:30pm go home,
7:30 – 8:00 pm play with my son.
8:00 – 9:00 pm dinner,
9:00 pm – 0:00 am talking, planning, working, relaxing with my wife
What are some of your favourite source for information?
Offline: The vibrant life and all the news in our 14 million people city – 34 million including Shenzhen and Hongkong. Here is one of the world´s hot spots ;))
Online: China Daily, NZZ, Spiegel online – which meanwhile more is like entertainment, not high-level journalism anymore.

How does social media influence your life?
Not at all – http://www.symbols-n-emoticons.com/Facebook Curly LipsFacebook Squint SmileyFacebook Comments Smiley With Tongue OutFacebook Devil Smiley EmoticonFacebook Squint SmileyFacebook Angry SmileyFacebook Heart SymbolFacebook Glasses SmileyFacebook Sunglasses SmileyFacebook Pacman EmoticonFacebook Unsure Smiley