Tuesday, September 22, 2009

fashion design : Taipei, Taiwan. London

meet fashion designer Johan Ku, Born in Taipei, Taiwan, based in London now. Johan Ku started his career as a graphic designer since he was 17 years old. After he had accomplished BA and MA degree in fashion and textile design, Johan founded his own studio in 2005, and then went to Hong Kong Fashion Week for twice in 2007. His signature design is sculpture-like dress in white.
Johan's "Neo-Cheongsam Look" series won the first prize of "China International Collegiate Fashion Design Competition" Chinese Style Category, 2004. "Emotional Sculpture"
series won the third prize of " Taiwan Fashion Design Award" And in 2005,

"Essence of Chinese Calligraph "
series won the best ten prize of "Hao-Sha Cup" Swimming Suit Design Competition in Beijing
"Re-sculpture"won the first prize of " Donghua Cup, International Design Contest " WEB LINK

Friday, September 18, 2009

photographer : New York, New Jersey

meet photographer, Ryan Yoon born in South Korean, Ryan moved from South Korea to the United States of America to pursue an active career in fashion photography. While earning his Fashion Merchandising Management bachelor and associates degree at the State University of New York College of Oneonta and at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Ryan exclusively exhibited his 2004 solo works at the “Fashion Photography” exhibition and featured his 2005 works in the "PIXEL" exhibition in New York City. Ryan’s photographic, edgy, stylish and artistic creations possessed a combination of creative ideas as he also concentrated on capturing moments. As an up-and-coming, trendy, fashion photographer, Ryan concentrates on fashion and artistic documentary photography and takes photography assignments from modeling agencies in addition to working on his personal artworks. WEB LINK

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

jewelry designer : Salinas, CA

meet Award Winning Designer - Certified Goldsmith - Metal Smithing Instructor - Jewelry Desiger Birgit Kupke-Peyla. Growing up her parents fostered her creativity. Making things: conceptualizing, designing, creating has always been part of her life. Her mother passed her passion for Fiber Arts on to Brigit. She knitted and sewed. Brigit learned both by observing her. Her dad, an engineer, encouraged her to assist him with projects. He taught her how to hold a file and swing a hammer. Her career in metals, melding my aptitude for small scale and her interest in design, started with a friendship to a young goldsmith. Brigit's curiosity prompted an invitation to visit his studio. He introduced her to soldering and she fabricated her first pieces of jewelry, 22 years ago. This euphoric experience led to an apprenticeship. Upon Graduation from High School, having passed the entrance exam for two Art Schools she decided to go to HANAU. The schools curriculum combines classical training in the trade of gold-smithing with drafting, drawing and design. With the BA degree in hand she found employment and had the opportunity to work side by side with a certified master jeweler. Today she personally executes the entire creative process, construction and distribution from my California studio. Because she is intimately involved with every step of the development of a piece of jewelry, she can attend to intricate details of design, fit, and construction in a manner that is both unrivaled and uncompromising. I have personally met and purchased from Bridget and intend to do so again, she is truly gifted. WEB LINK

Monday, August 31, 2009

makeup artist : Baltimore/DC/New York/Philadelphia

meet makeup artist Meagan Shea' (pronounced MEE-gan Shay), specializing in beauty, runway, fashion,and editorial make up. She has worked with international and national designers and photographers from France, New York, and Sweeden, as well as the best talents of her local scene. Since receiving her first box of crayons, Meagan has been inspired to color the world beautiful! Megan draws her inspiration from fashion, literature, music, art, acient methology, and her environment. She has always thought outside of the box and that perspective is reflected in her work. WEB LINK

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

illustrator/artist : Paris, France

meet illustrator Sophie Varela, lives and works in Paris, France. After getting her diploma in Art and Multimedia (MASTER) in 2004, she decides to become freelance as an independent illustrator. Captivated by the beauty of the women she uses as an inspiration source, Sophie carries out illustrations for the Press, the Edition, Fashion and Music Industries. Her glamorous and colorful pictorial work is also published in various Art books. In her personal Art which is translated into paintings for international exhibitions, Sophie offers to us a feminine vegetable treat baptized Plantes. Very attached to the traditional techniques (watercolor, acrylic, oil, pencil...) and with classic construction she conceives her creations as the "Rebirth" period's artists used to. Symbols, golden section, doors of harmony, are the tools worshiped by this young 'Parisian' artist. WEB LINK

Friday, August 14, 2009

fashion photographer : Los Angeles, CA

meet photographer Michelle Moore, she has the premier High School Senior Portrait studio on the West Coast. Michelle started her career as a band photographer in 2003, and has since shot many weddings, actors, senior portraits, models, and local events. Her focus is now on Fashion Editorials, and her boutique-style High School Senior Portraits. She brings you an experience like no other, and works only with a team of the best makeup artists, and stylists around. You'll feel at home, and like a rockstar all at once. The world is her studio, and you are the star. Because Simple is Better. She brings you the best, because you deserve awesome photos that are a true reflection of who YOU are. WEB LINK WEB LINK WEB LINK

Thursday, August 13, 2009

architecture student : Bucharest, Romania

meet architecture student Diana Ionescu (Dee Dee), you will not believe me by her wonderful work, so here are her own words.
"I am Diana, currently an architecture student at University af Architecture Ion Mincu, Bucharest. I love everything that has to do with visual arts : architecture, photography, fashion, make-up, drawing, painting, design and so on… I kind of had a hard time deciding on what to focus ...and now it seems i cant let go of fashion photography and make-up arts. My “first love” was drawing..especially portraits, i am fascinated about the human stucture, diversity and..imperfection. I love to discover a face that is imperfect and odd, but still so beautiful. as Karl Lagerfeld said „/ there is no beauty without strangeness/” From drawing faces i moved to …photographing them. But all the fun started when i discoverd the editing progrms , like photoshop , and the fact that i can intersect the two things ( especilly since i have a digital pen and drawing tablet ) I am very into fashion and beauty photography , skin retouch and photo manipulation. WEB LINK

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

international artist representative agency : with offices in Stockholm, Sweden and in Manhattan-New York

introducing Spectacular Studios, an international Artist Representative Agency for the leading fashion and media artists. Located in the very center of Stockholm - Sweden, and in Manhattan - New York. With spacey studios and office areas, and room for their clients to work when visiting. They work with top end creative companies. The artists represented by Spectacular Studios contribute to all projects, including advertising campaigns, editorial photos, fashion shows and much more. Spectacular Studios arrange and manages productions tailored to the requests and requirements of their clients. Naturally in collaboration with other agencies and companies. Provide you with the very best. They can offer clients, full production services and create projects of all sizes and formats. I saw 12 top drawer photographers, 5 stylist, 8 hair and makeup artist, 4 creative directors, 3 digital illustrators, 2 special fx team, 3 management team, and 3 new talent. Be ready to spend some time here lots of talent to look through. WEB LINK

Friday, August 7, 2009

photographer : Los Angeles, CA

meet photographer Tatsu Bholanath-Ikeda, trained in Japan and the US, now resides in LA. Co-owner of bholanath foto studios & Urban art gallery. His unique style of photography has been favorite of many designers in Tokyo and LA. Bholanath foto is a photographer and a few other creative talents thriving to create original, unique, fresh, and edgy images. WEB LINK

Thursday, August 6, 2009

fashion design : Vienna, Austria

meet fashion designer Martina Muller, born in Vienna, and at 13 years of age enthusiastic about fashion and design. At age 23 Martina Müller went to Miami and New York, where new ideas for her first collections holte. Inspirated by the particular variety of people on the streets, shows and the art and architecture on the ground. Once back in her hometown Vienna: "i was born here and it was my dream, the people in my country my visions and my style. Here i know the people and here I am my "base station" building," said the Designerin.Vor 7 years she founded Martina Müller then in Vienna, the company NEW STYLE MANAGEMENT MÜLLER. In addition she founded a label with the name CALLISTI. Martina Müller on the name: "KALISTE" means in Greek "for the beautiful" or "the most beautiful". The text was finally slightly modified: CALLISTI fashion for the beautiful, the most beautiful".

photographer : Toronto, Canada

meet photographer Jaclyn Locke, she feels as though she has known her career path since a very early age. She adopted her first camera in her early teens, from an uncle, and hasn't given up the art since. She completed a degree in Media Studies and a diploma in Commercial Photography two years ago, and has worked in the industry since. Her passion lies with shooting fashion and beauty, but simply, just enjoys learning about human beauty with her camera. she is always interested in collaborating with other new artists, building fashion stories to knock the worlds socks off! WEB LINK

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

fashion designer-professor of fashion design : Belgrade, Serbia

meet freelance fashion designer- Assistant professor of fashion design/department head Academy of Fine Arts Belgrade, Dijana Macura, she is an Award- winning Fashion Designer specializing in Women's Wear and experiments in fashion design and concepts. Over fifteen years of experience in fashion design industry and ten years of experience as an Assistant professor of fashion design. Professional experience includes: all levels of design process in women's wear from classic to sportswear, accessories, leather,and unique garments. WEB LINK1 WEB LINK2 WEB LINK3

Thursday, July 30, 2009

artist/painter : Gent, Belgium

meet artist/painter Sigrid Coorde, known in her art circles as Pura VidArt. She paints as it is her hobby—and for meditation. She would love to make it her "Full time Living". She has always been a creative person and through the years, finding her way, still learning new things. Born In Belgium, the city Ghent, last year she lived for a year in Costa Rica, where she had the time to develop more. Fascinated by women, she likes to paint their faces or body parts. She paints what she loves as well on demand with pictures you like! WEB LINK

photographer : Łódź, Poland

meet photographer Jacek Grobelny, was born in 1974 in Łódź. For a few years he is photographing for an advertising agencies and models in Poland. He is dealing mainly with the photograph of the fashion. He is loving film takes what is being combined with his second passion, with film, thanks to that his photographs have the unique climate. WEB LINK