We featured the work of Nancy Aguilar on the title spread of our second issue. We recently sent her some prompts (in bold) and she told us a little about herself.
Current Living: Monterrey, Mexico
Born: in ‘86
Education: BFA in photography from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
I grew up… eating animal crackers with my grandparents.
As a child, I wanted to be… a physicist.
My childhood was… filled with eating homemade pizza, chickens running in the backyard and listening to madonna on roadtrips.
My father… traveled.
My mother… could never tame my hair.
My family… has always been close.
Highschool was… a blur.
College was… about falling in love with art. and loads of snow.
I never saw myself… studying art.
Right now… I am the happiest.
My favorite pastime… is making ice cream.
Routine is… sometimes a nice thing.
My work represents… myself.
Working… makes me happy.
I choose to work in my medium because… it allows me to show exactly what I see.
I feel at home… with my family.
I currently live… back at home.
I wish… I could eat jamon serrano every day.
On a rainy day… I feel most inspired.
I couldn’t live without… my computer.
I like to pretend… I know what I’m doing.
My father… travels quite a lot.
My mother… is a chemist.
Someday I hope… to take polaroids again.
I’d like to be… a bit more involved in the art community in Mexico.
My next step is… to finally edit my photographs from 2011.
Where are you from originally? Does your nationality play a role in your work?
I have lived in Mexico for a great part of my life, but living abroad for 6 years influenced my work. Photography was a way for me to find a place to belong.
Do you have a day-job outside of your art practice? If so, what is?
I am lucky enough to have a job that I adore as a freelance photo-retoucher. Doing this allows me to wake up late and stay in my pajamas, and I hope to keep doing this for as long as I can :)
This is Nancy:
We featured the work of Amanda Friedman in our second issue and have been huge fans of her’s ever since. Along with being a great fine art photographer, Amanda is an extremely talented portrait photographer (seriously, you should check out her website, the number of actors she’s shot is amazing). In order to get to know a little most about her, we sent her some prompts (in bold), and she told us a little about herself.
Currently Living: Los Angeles, CA
Born: Rochester, MI
Education: BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology
I always loved… music.
I grew up… in the midwest.
Growing up… I was obsessed with the movie Xanadu.
As a child I always wanted… gum/candy/anything with sugar.
My parents… divorced when I was 4.
My mother… is obsessed with wild animals.
My father… is pretty funny.
High school was… awkward but fun.
Growing up, I always wanted to be… cool.
I never saw myself… living in Los Angeles.
College was… hazy.
Art was… my favorite subject.
Right now I want… a Brussels Griffon.
I’ve always wondered… what it would feel like to shoot for VOGUE.
I do not know… calculus.
I wish I knew… Spanish.
Routine is… not something I’m interested in.
Working… is something I LOVE to do because I LOVE by job!
I choose to work in my medium because… its a challenge and you get instant gratification.
I wish I could…. travel more.
I feel at home… when I’m home.
My favorite vegetable is… green beans.
On a rainy day… I love to get under a big blanket with coffee and watch a movie.
A perfect day… begin with sleeping in.
We could all use a little more… sleep.
I am a big believer in… maintaing a low stress life.
A little known secret about me… I am an only child.
Art is… something that inspires me everyday.
Life is… not long enough.
I like to pretend… I’m a really good cook.
I am full of… sarcasm.
My parents… have always gotten along.
I get bored… waiting in line.
Someday I want… to retire in Hawaii.
The future… is something I look forwad to.
I’d like to be… doing more of what I’m doing now.
My next step… is to get gallery representation in NYC.
This is Amanda: