Interview Sabina McGrew , Photographer, Los Angeles

 

sabinamcgrew.com 

https://www.instagram.com/binarama/

 

 

Where are you living?

Los Angeles

 

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

I’m in my 40’s.

 

What inspires you?

My daughter Faye, the desert, Jodowrowski movies and  L.A. weirdness

 

Tell me about what you do?

I’m a photographer, educator,  and-  as of lately, also a film maker

 

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

I get up 6.00 am and get my kid ready for school, check emails , organize jobs, work on ideas for photo /film projects.  When my schedule allows it I either go thrifting – I have been finding the most incredible vintage furniture and props – or I go hiking or to the beach. Since I spend a fair amount of time in the car driving , I listen to a lot of music,  and then there’s all these mundane mom duties like cooking, organizing etc.. By the time I read nighttime stories to my kid I’m pretty wiped out

 

What are some of your favourite sources of information?

At this point I rely heavily on the internet, ( I skim through NYTimes, the Guardian, BBC Spiegel online etc.. Teen Vogue does some great reporting these days ) even though my old school self really  loves reading actual newspapers –Normally I just don’t have the time unless I’m on a plane.

 

How has social media influenced your life?

I love it and I hate it. On one level Facebook helps me stay connected with my friends abroad and there’s all kinds of entertaining art world gossip but it is such a time sucker! After Trump got elected facebook became this rather dark vortex of information. Instagram is much more visual so there’s less to digest, but it can be also redundant and rather exhausting.  A while ago after some rain we had double and even triple rainbows in Los Angeles , and virtually, seconds later these images were all over FB and Instagram-  My feed was full of them.. I was like: Please no more triple rainbows!!! I simply couldn’t take it anymore.

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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 sources for information?

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

How does 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 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 sources for information?

books
How does social media influence your life?

in a bad way