Sara Köhl is a painter and artist from Guadalajara, Mexico.
She is a student of mechanics in machine tools and manufacture as well as plastic arts. She has participated in various exhibitions with her work. Her latest exhibition was “El Jaguar” in Papirolas (2019) where she was invited by CONAFOR (National Forestry Commission) to showcase her paintings and masks. READ MORE
How long have you been designing?
Although I have been an artist for as long as I have been able to hold a pencil, I started taking design seriously about 3 years ago, in 2013.
What's your favorite part?
Having the power to bring my visions and fantasies to life. Also, there is something so cathartic about losing yourself in the design process. All of life’s troubles fall away when I am at my design table or crouched in the dirt somewhere, viewing the world through my camera lens.
How was home life for you growing up?
While I have a solid relationship with my father, my younger sister and I were raised by my mother and her parents. Because my sister suffers from chronic illness, life was not always stable or predictable, but I remember being generally happy and appreciative of what we had nonetheless. My sister’s suffering and close encounters with death always helped me keep perspective regarding what is really important in this life. We never had a lot of money, but my mother always strove to give us the best she could, and that was always enough for me.
Were you always supported in your endeavors?
I have always been supported by the people who matter most to me. But I am only on the cusp of being taken seriously as an artist and designer. Until recently, I have felt that my social sphere has viewed my passions as mere hobbies. But as I push forward toward my goals of molding my passions into a career, people are slowly yet steadily realizing my potential to actually succeed. The more seriously I begin to take myself, the more everyone else follows suit.
What’s a typical day for you?
There is no such thing as a typical day! Right now I balance a part-time retail position with running my multiple business ventures from home. A day “off” from work usually includes a mixture of social media networking and promotion, photographing product, and time in my studio producing handmade jewelry and accessories.
What is the biggest challenge you faced in your career?
Generally speaking, the biggest challenge has been making enough time to be successful in building my own business. There are so many factors involved when you are a one-woman team. My mother has joined my business as an assistant designer and creative director, so this has made a huge impact on time management issues. No matter what, I approach all of my obstacles with a “HOW do I overcome this?” rather than a “CAN I overcome this?”
What has been your biggest achievement?
So far, my two most influential accomplishments have been getting my jewelry into its first boutique and having my first essay published in the “Angels and Miracles” edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself successfully supporting myself on an income based solely off of my business ventures, whether it be photography, writing, jewelry design, or some beautiful marriage of the three! If I work VERY hard, I would love to be able to support other members of my family as well.
What's your favorite design of yours?
I love (almost) all of my art or designs in different ways. Each piece has a piece of me in it, and I must accept and appreciate them each in their own right.
Any other additional hobbies?
Writing poetry, drawing, reading, and dancing Salsa.
Photography- or designing ?
Not sure what this question means…. I love them both? But if I had to choose, photography truly has my heart. Design is just a way to enhance and capture “the shot” the way I see it in my mind’s eye.
What's your favorite quote?
“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.” Vincent Van Gogh
Do you have any shows or events coming up?
My jewelry designs will be hitting the runway for the second time in TruLuv Media Fashion Showcase on December 3rd and jan 21st. As well as showcasing in MIAMI jan 29th.
What would you tell anyone doubting themselves?
If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will either. It starts, or ends, with you. Be your own biggest fan, supporter, and others will follow. Energy is contagious. Stay positive and COMMIT to your goals. Wanting something is not enough: commitment and action will get you results!
Who inspires you?
Of course I’m inspired by big names in jewelry such as Betsey Johnson (for costume) and David Yurman (for fine jewelry). But in everyday life I am inspired by the ever growing community of women I am engaging with who are fearless in the pursuit of their dreams. If they can do it so can I. And if I can do it, there is nothing stopping YOU.
Article and interview by Briana DeShields
You like colors … some natural accessoire … to give your photos a special character? Then you should contact Carole Paul. She is an Award Winning Floral Designer. Carole loves to be creative and try new things with flowers. This is her love and passion.
Carole is a self-employed floral designer in Floral Design By La Sweet Boutique. She currently works from home. Carole decided to go and get her floristry qualification, which took her 3 years to get her lvl 3.. she’s hoping to go and do her degree in florist next year.
Creativity is the key with flowers and there's very little limits with floral design. It can add interest in your photos … with Carole’s expertise and flair for design with flowers it can become the perfect finishing touch or look to any photo-shoot.
Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; They are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.
As you can see out of the photos, Carole already has experience in preparing floral designs for photo-shoots. She loved the opportunity to work with amazing talented photographer Joe Laws from Joe Laws photography, who inspired her and allows her for have her own ideas and try new things with the help of the amazing talents of Belinda Maines, a fabulous makeup artist in Beauty By Belinda. Both of them make her work look great and stunning models to match.
If you’re inspired by Carole’s amazing floral designs, feel free to contact her.
Her modeling career Arianna started at the age of eighteen. For most of her modeling career she has been working out of San Francisco and Portland and has loved collaborating with both artists and photographers ever since.
She can’t wait to be a thriving member of and helping to further develop the artistic community in Tel Aviv and also hopes to find local representation as a model.
nearly no post processing done on the pictures, since the work of the Make-up artists should be judged unadulterated.
In any case the photos are a good template for beauty retouch and Matthias knows, where to ask next time, when he’s preparing a shoot.
Thanks from Matthias to Patricia Handschack, that he was accepted to jump in for the job.
learn more about Clara Eloisa Ungaretti and her photos around New York Fashion Week, which show some inside of people, whether they are famous or not, and their realtion to streetfashion
Clara is a dreamer after all. Live and dream at the same intensity.
She found in photography a way to step up and feel free in her dreams. Everything inspires her, and she’s always watching to capture the best moments of her life and around her.
Besides photography, a hobby that became a second profession, Clara graduated from UFRGS with a BA degree in Visual Design, which also allows her to travel in her mind and create new things.
Clara’s main areas are Graphic Design, Editorial Design, Fashion Photography, Digital Photography and Web Design. She received an honorable mention by Bornancini Award, in Brazil, plus a Design Award (IDEA/Brazil) for an academic project called in Porto Alegre. Clara also has some of her work featured in The New York Times | Londonist.com | VisitBritain | Aujourd’hui.fr | Schmap Paris Guide | Wantering | Jornal do Brasil | Iesa Rodrigues' site | ZH Moinhos. In 2012 Clara attended a collective of artists from around the world called Art Takes Times Square, in New York City, sponsored by Artists Wanted. Recently she won the Portobello & Golborne LOOK Photo Challenge Flash Fashion Spring/Summer 2013, held in London - UK, and Clara won the Windows Challenge Photo, held online by Twenty20, formerly Instacanvas.
Many of her images are available on line as limited edition Fine Art prints here:
upcoming lady DJ Kir Royal from Brest, Belarus
This girl wins the audience not only with her bright appearance, but primarily for her unleashing tracks and flawless play.
Dj Kir Royal changes the perception of club culture. Each of her tracks is set in a wave of incredible energy, that encompasses all the dance floor and gives no one a chance to get out of this atmosphere. She is able to find an approach to any audience. DJ Kir Royal is a resident of one of the largest hotels in Brest, the «Hermitage» and a permanent resident of the club "Sphere".
Last year her sets were played in the best clubs of Belarus, including clubs as Dozari, and Alpha Centauri. She was one of the headliners at BIKE FEST 2014, the only official pre-party of the festival SENSATION RADIO RECORD in Belarus. She played on the same stage with well known DJs and musicians like KOSINUS, ARSTON, You Killing Me and 4 kuba.
Currently DJ Kir Royal is on a tour throughout China, which already won a lot recognition.