Yuki Haba

Yuki Haba Interview

Institute: How did your career in make up artist begin?

Yuki: Before I started work as a make up artist,my career is sales person of cosmetic. My interest for make up increased day by day.So I decide to enter make up school.Luckily I already have good relationship with cosmetic maker,so before graduation I got offer for make up from cosmetic maker.

Institute: Who did you aspire to growing up?

Yuki: Kevyn Aucoin! I knew about him on promotion of INOUI as a cosmetic Brand of SHISEIDO,Japan.Almost as same as I started career of cosmetic, I heard about him from my friend who is SHISEIDO beauty counselor.
He is, amazing,genius,unconventional.He still Influence to me after he dead.

Institute: What are you currently working on?

Yuki: I work for making something cool,beautiful for shooting,giving knowledge of how to make up to young make up artist in Asian country,giving experience ‘make up is wonderful’ to ordinary people from cosmetic maker’s demand using their product.

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Institute: How was 2015 for you?

Yuki: It was great year 2015 for me!!I met and worked with many talented people from all over the world.I appreciate people who met me, worked with, and I appreciate my good luck !!

Institute: Do you have an all time favourite image?

Yuki: No.The image I have keep changing.It depend on mood.But it may based on Japanese traditional culture,more or less.

Institute: What is your creative process?

Yuki: At first,think about meaning of word,2nd image the visual,3rd think about how to realize the image.So when I find shortage of skill to realized the image,I start training or think new mix of skill I already have.My style is ‘just in time’

Institute: What has been your proudest moment to date?

Yuki: In 2014,I join one of most biggest beauty competion as a make up director. Make up artist of my team is very young,not so skillfull yet.
The boss of my team wanted me to think make up design which bring us victory even if the player is not skillfull.I think and show them how to do, coached  young make up artist in short time.
As a result, my team got 3rd awards in over 1600 competitive team!

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Institute: What career path would you of taken if not make up artist?

Yuki: If I’m not make up artist, I Can not imagine today.
My life and way of thinking is changed in make up school. When I entered make up school, I was already 32 years old.Others are around 18 -22 years old.I was at the surface of generation gap, but I got many things.

Institute: What do you think of taking photos with your phone?

Yuki: It is convenient!!but for only as a record of life.

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Institute: What does 2016 hold for you?

Yuki: I wish , 2016 give me the opportunity to meet talented people, to make awesome work,to get attention from creative market.
Especially I wish 2016 give me good days best ever!
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Gokhan Bartu Yüksel

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Institute: How did your career in photography begin?

Gokhan: I started when at a very young age, I could say. I then had a music company – an amateur one. I used to shoot the album covers, design the posters of the musicians signed with the company. When a musician walked into my studio, I used to wish a sole, exclusive hand would took care of the whole process for recording, photoshooting, advertisement and promotion design, PR and media management and so on. It is however extremely difficult to make a living by doing business in the genre of alternative music in my country. So I had to make a choice and turned to graphic design and photography. Eventually and ultimately, to maintain my focus, I grew away from the graphic design too.

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Institute: Who did you aspire to growing up?

Gokhan: I’ve never focused on making money. I just wanted to be among the best in what I did. Though such ambition of mine got faded in time, I will continue doing the best I could.

Institute: What are you currently working on?

Gokhan: I’m preparing the moodboards of the shootings I want to get done this summer.

Institute: Do you have an all time favourite image?

Gokhan: Kristian Schuller’s Circus series is my all-time favorite, muse and inspiration.


Institute: What is your creative process?

Institute: A photograph, a song, a memory can ignite, vivify really, an idea in my head. Then I do a preliminary research on this idea, review some of the previous works of such kind. After finding a relevant model from agencies, deciding on the retouch and colors, I set up the lighting.

Institute: What has been your proudest moment to date?

Gokhan: “Beauty Retouching Kit” the Photoshop Add-on that completely myself developed – Adobe liked and appreciated it very much, and it came along as one of the best-seller expansions. That made me pretty proud.

Institute: What career path would you of taken if not photography?

Gokhan: Without a shadow of a doubt, I would want to do something in music – as Producer, Talent Scout, whatever. Yet, due to the same reason I stated for the first question, I guess I would have a job related to computer science. Perhaps I would become an editor at one of the tech magazines.


Institute: What do you think of taking photos with your phone?

Gokhan: I don’t usually take photos with my phone. I prefer carrying a compact camera with me instead. But the technology is developing at the speed of light, so, soon, I won’t even need to carry it anymore. I don’t know if this is good or bad. It feels like photography is losing its value.


Institute: What does 2016 hold for you?

Gokhan: As 2015, 2016 too is my year of “Recovery”. I had a pretty exhausting adolescence. I tried to leap up the stairs but it threw off my balance. This year will mark as the one I turn back and cement those steps.

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Runxi Wang

Runxi Wang Institute: How did your career in photography begin?

Runxi: I first thought that I would become a fashion designer, but when I began studying visual arts, I
found that I excelled there even more. These skills allow me to bring my creative visions to life. I worked for Vogue China before. During that time, I assisted some very big name photographers like Mario Testino etc. I got inspired a lot to be a visual artist. Now I am working as a photographer based in New York.

Runxi Wang2Institute: Who did you aspire to growing up?

Runxi: Nick Night and Tim Walker. ELLE was my very first fashion reading material because it was the only fashion magazine that I could get in China at that time. I will never forget the strong feeling that Dior’s campaign shot by Nick brought to me when I saw the image in ELLE. Even today I am still fascinated by Nick and Tim’s work. They are artists, not just photographers.

Runxi Wang4Institute: What are you currently working on?

Runxi: I just finished a fashion film ‘Visionary’ for VISIONAIRE Magazine celebrating their 25th Anniversary. I also have many collaboration works with some fashion brands and young designers. I am not just shooting still photos, I am also a fashion film director. I think that moving image is absolutely the trend of fashion and modern media.

Runxi Wang3Institute: Do you have an all time favorite image?

Runxi: While I don’t have an all-time favorite, I like Richard Avedon and Irving Penn’s work, and I also like modern photographers like David Sims. It’s really hard to choose a favorite image because my feeling towards them changes over time.

Runxi Wang5Institute: What is your creative process?

Runxi: I like to create my own view on paper before my using the lens. I take a sketch book with me all the time, I draw everything I like on it and I use these images to create a scene.

Institute: What has been your proudest moment to date?

Runxi: To be a photographer who can work for the Met Gala. Since the theme of Met Gala 2015 was about China, a lot of Chinese celebrities were invited to present. I was honored to be a part of Vogue’s team to shoot the Chinese celebrities, and my works were published by Vogue for the first time.

Runxi Wang6Institute: What career path would you of taken if not photography?

Runxi: Fashion design was my dream career in childhood and also the inspiration for my photography career. I am still sketching fashion designs. I like to build up my life around fashion and visual art, and working with different talented people in a free way is ideal to me.

Institute: What do you think of taking photos with your phone?

Runxi: I never shot photos with my phone without thinking. I think that it is some sort of responsibility to present good work as a professional photographer. This is also my way to respect my job. I know some people enjoy taking pictures with their phones randomly, but that is really not my style. I posted my iPhone photos on my Instagram for a while, but as my work increased, I stop doing that.

Institute: What does 2016 hold for you?

Runxi: I have a lot of new goals for this year and expect to be traveling internationally for fashion campaigns.

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Eve Kohler

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Institute:  How did your career in photography begin?

Eve:  5 years ago, i wanted to make better pictures of my dog aishi, so i got myself a camera. I really liked it and went in some courses and found out that i wanna become a professional photographer.

Eve Kohler2Institute: Who did you aspire to growing up?

Eve: Annie Leibovitz her work inspired me alot

What are you currently working on?

Eve: I’m working on customer orders and my next Editorial with the make-up artist Julie Furmann

How was 2015 for you?

Eve: Busy. I learned a lot for my self, moved and fell in love. Workwise overall improvement of my skills…especially in image editing…Eve Kohler3

Do you have an all time favourite image?

Eve: No. But i really like the complete works „ Genesis“ from Sebastião Salgado

Institute: What is your creative process?

Eve: I’m just inspired by everyone around me, my people and enviroment. Walking in the nature is one important thingEve Kohler4

What has been your proudest moment to date?

Eve: 3 years ago when become self-employed, getting my diploma in photography, and the masterclass diploma of fashion photography in Berlin.

Institute: What career path would you of taken if not photography?

Eve: Maybe i would still work in the supermarket in Bern or begin further education in business managmentEve Kohler5

What do you think of taking photos with your phone?

Eve: I like selfies with my friends and dogs. It’s sometimes great to spontaneous capture ideas for new projects.Eve Kohler6

What does 2016 hold for you?

Eve: Many more great moments to come. Looking forward to see a little bit more of the world and travel

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Laura Vandervoort

Institute: What made you take the career path as an actress?

Laura: I actually grew up being more of an athlete, doing martial arts. When I was about 12 years old I saw the movie My Girl and it inspired me. It made me want to try something in the arts. It was the first movie I had seen as a child that was featuring young actors in serious dramatic roles. After that, I asked my parents if I could try it out. I fell in love with it. I started off doing background work and acting classes and eventually doing children’s TV series and Disney movies. I loved the creativity that came with the industry and it excited me to explore all of those emotions.

Institute: We are excited to see ’Supergirl’ can you tell us a bit about that?

Laura: I am playing a character named Indigo. She is a recurring character this season and a new threat to National City and Supergirl. Indigo is a living strong-willed supercomputer. She is methodical and almost snake like in the way she speaks and moves. She is definitely ‘different’ looking and has been a joy to play.

Institute: What drew you to the part?

Laura: I had played Supergirl previously on the series Smallville. Supergirl’s executive producer, Andrew and I met at an awards show in which he said he would love to have me be a part of the series at some point down the road. Of course I told him I was definitely excited to work on the series. Once my series Bitten wrapped its third season, the role of Indigo popped up. It seemed like a fun and exciting new challenge for me. Plus it was perfect timing. Returning to the DC world was something I have always wanted to do, and playing a villain as opposed to a hero, was the perfect way to jump back in.


Institute: If you could obtain a super power what would it be?

Laura: If I could obtain a superpower it would probably be either invisibility or the ability to fly.

Institute: You have worked alongside some incredible talent, who has been the most influential?

Laura: I would have to say the most influential has been Joseph Gordon Levitt. He is such a phenomenal talent to work alongside of and takes his craft very seriously. I definitely learned quite a bit while working with him on The Lookout. In addition, although it was only two days… getting to work with Tom Hardy was also a great experience I will never forget.

Institute: How do you keep yourself occupied in between projects?

Laura: Between projects we are always looking for the next exciting role so there is never really any downtime. In addition, I have been working on creating and executive producing a children’s tv series with Shaftesbury Productions. It is something I am very excited about. I wrote the concept and a book a few years ago and now we are working on getting it off the ground as a TV series.

Institute: What has been a stand-out out moment in your career so far?

Laura: That is a tough one. Every project I have been a part of has taught me something new and challenged me. That is generally what I look for. I think being cast as Elena Michael’s in Bitten has to be one of those standout moments for me, personally. It was my first opportunity to be the lead of the TV series and we ran for three great seasons. I am very proud of the series and the growth I personally went through during the three years, as well as our cast and crew.


Institute: How hard do you push yourself?

Laura: I am always trying to push myself to do more and to be better. I think that is just the way that I was raised.

Institute: What are some of the greatest fears you think actors face?

Laura: I think all actors face the fear of when their last project ends and when the next one will begin. There is never any certainty with in this business. That is a tough truth. If you are working you are working hard and when you are not working you are still working hard for the next job.

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Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown Interview2Institute: How did your career in photography begin?

Sarah: I knew I wanted to be a photographer early on when I was at school in my art lessons. I found that I enjoyed taking photos of what I was going to paint, rather than the painting itself. I was always creative from the word go and knew that I wanted a creative career. | then went on to study it at University, graduating with a First! I was also working with Misguided through university which taught me so much. I’m 21, so I feel like I’m still at the beginning right now.

Institute: Who did you aspire to growing up?

Sarah: Mert & Marcus were my absolute favourites when growing up, they slay in every way.

Sarah Brown Interview13Institute: What are you currently working on?

Sarah: I’m working on a jewellery campaign I’ve just shot.

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Institute: How was 2015 for you?

Sarah: 2015 was the year I started to fend for myself as a freelance photographer. I graduated, moved to London and signed up my very own business, it’s all been quite daunting, but I decided I just had to take the bull by the horns!

Institute: Do you have an all time favourite image?

Sarah: Yes, its from a shoot with Mert & Marcus they did with Kate Moss for Vogue Paris, I’m in love with the colour scheme styling and lighting, its divine!

Sarah Brown Interview11Institute: What is your creative process?

Sarah: Inspiration is the first part. I think its really important to keep on trend, so I read lots of magazines when I can, and this sparks ideas. Pinterest is also a must for me. I find inspiration wherever whenever really, I’ve done fashion week a couple of times which really helps to spot new trends.
Next I start to plan my shoots, this normally involves sifting through modelling agencies to find the right girl for the look, then getting the right styling, and beauty ideas. I like to make sure my team are on the same page as me, so send the mood-board to everyone, and have it pinned up on the day. I have my own studio in my flat, so I find this speeds up my creative process, as it cuts out having to travel everywhere with my equipment. Next is the retouching stage, this is my absolute favourite part, and takes up about 75% of the whole process! Then REPEAT.

Sarah Brown Interview3Institute: What has been your proudest moment to date?

Sarah: My proudest moment to date would have to be getting published for Teen Vogue, it was totally unexpected too!

Sarah Brown Interview9Institute: What career path would you of taken if not photography?

Sarah: I’m really interested in fashion so probably something to do with that, although I love working with computers so possibly retouching!

Sarah Brown Interview7Institute: What do you think of taking photos with your phone?

Sarah: I think go for it, phone cameras are amazing these days, and as long as its creative does it really matter what you take an image on, I love snapchat, how its really raw, I mean lets face it, a lot of people on instagram airbrush their selfies until they look like their made from wax, keep it real!

Institute: What does 2016 hold for you?

Sarah: Shoots Shoots Shoots. This industry is so unpredictable so I’m intrigued to see what it will bring too.

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Mariya Tatarnikova

Mariya Tatarnikova2Institute: How did your career in photography begin?

 Mariya: Since I was a child I felt like an Artist, when I got my first camera I realized that this is my way of observing the World – through my camera.

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Institute: Who did you aspire to growing up?

Mariya: Richard Avedon for his endlessly beautiful and refined style.

Institute: What are you currently working on?

Mariya: I am working on my photo book ‘Once Upon a Death’. I want to make it available all over the World.

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Institute: How was 2015 for you?

Mariya: It was really intense! I graduated from LCF, produced a book, got married and moved from UK to Russia.

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Institute: Do you have an all time favorite image?

Mariya: I don’t think so, but I have my all time favourite photographers, they are Tim Walker, Paolo Roversi, Julia Hetta and many others. It always depends on my mood, emotions and feelings.

Institute: What is your creative process?

Mariya: Usually, It starts from insomnia and sleepless nights. This is when I have my creative ‘pot’ boiling from thoughts and ideas. Then goes the making of moodboards and brainstorming with the team, then shooting, and finally my favourite part – post-production.

Institute: What has been your proudest moment to date?

Mariya: I did a presentation of my photo book to Simon Foxton and he loved it, also my graduation from LCF with a First class honours bachelor’s degree in Art with a specialization in Fashion Photography.

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Institute: What career path would you of taken if not photography?

Mariya: I would be a rock’n‘roll band leader. I did it as a teen and this is one of the most exiting experiences I had!

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Institute: What do you think of taking photos with your phone?

Mariya: I love it! I love Instagram and I think that one day I will take all of my images with my phone! I love the freedom of movement and the simplicity of capturing the moment.

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Institute: What does 2016 hold for you?

Mariya: I’m always hoping for the better and I am open to anything, the best things in my life came from that thinking.

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