06.01.14 by Jeff

Video Interview With Artist Andrea Wan On Her First Solo Show in Denmark

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Here’s a lovely interview with my friend, Hong Kong-born, Berlin-based, artist Andrea Wan as she prepares for her first solo show, in Denmark. Vancouver really misses you Andrea, me especially.

I love the part where she talks about the improvised stories she used to tell into a tape recorder when she was younger. Things like that can unlock ideas that are buried deep in your subconscious.

My mom kept an old journal of mine from grade 3, and when I found it a few years ago, it was hilarious to see how many of the stories were about someone getting lost. It didn’t matter if it was a boy, a snail, a knight. No matter what happened in the beginning and middle of my stories, somewhere near the end, whoever it was, they got lost. I guess it was my biggest fear at the time.

 

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Andrea Wan’s Website

via: I DO ART

16.12.13 by Jeff

Spike Jonze Interview

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Photo by Lance Acord

Interview Magazine just posted up a terrific exchange between Spike Jonze and Nicole Holofcener. Holofcener is a writer and director, and Jonze’s latest film “Her” is his first effort as a writer and director.

It makes such a difference when the interviewer is actually knowledgeable and doesn’t ask the same boring questions. Great interview.

Read it here.

03.12.13 by Jeff

Video Profile: Designer Jessica Walsh

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A new episode of “Like Knows Like” is here, and this one profiles designer Jessica Walsh (whom I’ve featured here a couple times). The series was created by photographer Marije Kuiper and filmmaker Bas Berkhout. Watch the video below!

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02.12.13 by Jeff

Video Profile: Typographer Gemma O’Brien

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Great little video portrait of Sydney-based illustrator and typographer, Gemma O’Brien (@mrseaves101). I love her work. Watch the video below!

 

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13.11.13 by Jeff

Amanda Jasnowski (@hokaytokay)

Amanda Jasnowski (@hokaytokay) Interview

“Like Knows Like” is a superb documentary project, founded by photographer Marije Kuiper and filmmaker Bas Berkhout. This latest episode is a profile on photographer Amanda Jasnowski, better known to the Instagram world as @hokaytokay.

I often wander around on Instagram looking for new work and this funny thing happens time and time again. I scroll down to some older photos buried deep in this person’s feed, and there’s one photo that catches my eye. So I click to leave a friendly comment, and I find the most positive uplifting encouraging message has already been posted! And it’s from Amanda.

It’s been amazing to watch Amanda’s work evolve and her following expand. If you’re a photographer (or anyone) trying to figure out how to survive doing your own thing you could learn a lot from her.

Watch the video profile below!

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11.09.13 by Jeff

Kevin Lyons for Stussy

Artist Profile: Kevin Lyons for Stussy

I’ve featured profiles on Kevin Lyons before but I don’t care, I just love watching him draw. Watch him draw (and listen to him talk) below!

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11.09.13 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Four Tet

Four Tet Looking Backward, Moving Forward Mini-documentary

Ten years after the release of his influential album “Rounds”, The Creators Project profiles Four Tet (Kieran Hebden). Watch the video below!

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23.08.13 by Jeff

Swiss Miss Interview

Swiss Miss Interview with Tina Roth Eisenberg

One of my favourite interview series “Like Knows Like” is back with another episode. This time photographer Marije Kuiper and filmmaker Bas Berkhout visit the lovely Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swiss Miss). Watch the video profile below!

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