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

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

industrial/interior designer : Budapest, Hungary

meet industrial/interior designer Monika Juhasz, she is a hungarian industrial designer, but she put more passion into interior and furniture design. She would love to collaborate with interior or furniture companies or studios, Very full of original ideas, can`t wait to make them real. Passionate about everything related to interior design, open and ready for innovative ideas. WEB LINK

designer : Pleven, Bulgaria

meet designer George Stoyanov, he is 19 years old, engage in graphic design and web design. Two years ago I started his professional work. He has experience in photography and photo-manipulations. George delivers different and fresh ideas. WEB LINK

fashion designer : Tel Aviv, Isreal

meet fashion designer Keren Bet-Esh, she first studied fashion & jewelry design at the Bezalel academy of art and design in Jerusalem. During her studies she did an internship at the Susan Pietzsch studio, Glashagen, Germany. Keren was invited to spend 3 months in Villa Waldberta as part of a designer residency to work on design project influenced purely by the Starnberg area of Munich. Keren launched her Kora fashion label, in 2007. She currently lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel where she is working on her next collection. WEB LINK

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

photographer : Austin, TX

meet photographer Andrew Chan, with a focus on photography work in fashion, editorial, portrait, commercial, and wedding fields. Before he started practicing photography, he was actively honing his skills in traditional art media. He became fairly proficient with most two-dimensional media (pencils, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, oils). Primarily a self-taught photographer, constantly learning. Started taking pictures in 2002 with a point and shoot digital camera. WEB LINK

Monday, July 27, 2009

photographer : Prague, Czech Republic

meet photographer Vacav Hanousek, in his own words, "Photographing is life." I have been working for model agency half a year and I have experince in photographing of fashion shows (I make books, setcards and tfp). By the way, I have comissions for cover for CD, posters and booklet for rocks band. Im interested in modeling, advertising photos, graphic, retirement, macro...I have been photographer for ages and I would like to be better and better. You never can say - its ok but man should do his best. Then it will be perfect. My dream is to be the Best! WEB LINK

makeup artist : Orlando, Florida USA

meet makeup artist Kristen Nugent, she has 15 years experience working full time as a professional makeup artist /stylist for TV, print, video, film, High- Definition, multi-media, corporate and special events. From beauty makeup to fashion, glamour, men’s grooming, lifestyles, sports, editorial, commercial, runway, theatrical and makeup special f/x. Airbrush makeup artist. WEB LINK

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

photographer : London, United Kingdom

meet photographer Joanna Kustra, born in south-eastern Poland in February, 1984. Her artistic skills developed quite early, since childhood she has been fascinated with music playing the piano and oboe. In the meantime she studied linguistics. Her adventure with photography began at the age of 22 and in a short time from a hobby developed into a true passion and a way of living. She is a self-taught photographer, from the very beginning fascinated with people, portraits and fashion photography.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

photographer : Toronto, Ontario

meet photographer Tony Di Lorenzo, as a child, shared countless hours of arts and crafts with his mom, and learned to play guitar from his dad. completed schooling in engineering. today is a photographer inspired by revolution, fairness, the beatles, led zeppelin, richard ashcroft, quality models, italian vogue, pasta, peace, tranquility, all things canadian, work, more work, and an undeniable urge to create. Tony specializes in fashion, beauty, and commercial photography.

Monday, July 13, 2009

fashion designer : Warsaw, Poland

meet fashion designer Karolina Wilkowska, she is actually a fashion/industrial designer, studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. I love the industrial design flavor that is already standing out in her jewelry and shoes, definately one to watch.

fashion designer : Budapest, Hungary

meet fashion designer Ferenc Csabay, his collection's motto is "wearable, yet unique" is applied to all of his creations. Ferenc's definite goal is to gain acknowledgement via his work outside the terrains of his homeland as well.

Friday, July 10, 2009

fashion and costume designer : Clearwater, FL

meet fashion designer Tia Gugliotta, she has been fashion and costume designer, fashion stylist for over 10 years, she has done music videos, concerts, toured, commercials, movies . . . and fashion shows.

fashion design : Nicosia, Cyprus

meet fashion designer Maria Aristidou, self taught fashion designer — via a B.Comm degree in Canada and an MA in Career Counselling in UK. Philosophy is never ever give up your dream.

photographer : LA - London - Sevilla - Tarifa on Wednesday

meet photographer Marta Lamovšek, she's a passion photographer, artist, freelance fashion & portrait photographer, editor and a postgraduate student at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design London. WEB LINK

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

makeup artist : Paris, France

meet makeup artist JADE, with a passion for fashion and beauty that shows, in some of the most beautiful work. Jade is strong to a professional rich and atypical conferring a versatility and dynamism unusual. After a scientific baccalaureate, it points to studies of psychology before discover makeup. It is passionate then for this wonderful means to combine its two passions : the Human and the artistic.

fashion designer : Rio de Janeiro

meet fashion designer Sat Velasco, she was an assistant buyer for ABEST with guest from all over the world. In June of 2007, she began developing her own beachwear brand called Cor de Lima. I hope to soon see her designs here in the states.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

fashion design : Munich / Odessa

meet fashion designer Lessja Verlingieri, born in the growing city of Odessa in the Ukraine and lived there during her Childhood. She finished the fashion designer school in Germany in 2007 successfully. LeVer Couture is a designer label founded and developed by the fashion designer Lessja Verlingieri. The special designs and abstract creations, which are realized and combined with unusual and special materials, clarifys the artistically handwriting of the fashion designer Lessja Verlingeri.

photographer : Singapore

meet photographer Soon Tong, one of the lead photographers at Calibre Pictures and Ideas. Soon's quiet disposition hides his passion and flair for experimental techniques. His preference for strong colors and light is reflected in his work. His recent work interest in photographing liquids frozen in a fleeting moment has created such beautiful and surreal images that they look like sculptures crafted by an invisible hand.

photographer : Toronto, Ontario, Canada

meet photographer Manolo Ceron new photographer of only 3 1/2 years, fashion and fine arts are also creative fields of interest.

illustrator : Paris, France

meet illustrator Simon Goinard Phelipot, self taught illustrator that has done work in both the USA and Europe. His work springs from a subtle mixture of new technologies and traditional painting.

Monday, July 6, 2009

photographer : Los Angeles, CA

meet photographer Melissa Rodwell, a Los Angeles native. Melissa studied photography at the prestigious Art Center College of Design. After graduating she embarked on a globe-spanning career in fashion and entertainment photography, leading into exposure in international advertising campaigns and major publications. Melissa has had major solo exhibits from Sydney to LA.