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STICKY SUNDAYS

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FEATURING: Vijat Mohindra

What do the words "Creative Community" bring to mind for you? How do you feel is the best way to utilize members in a Creative Community?

I am very fortunate to be based in Los Angeles which overall happens be a creative community. With so much of the population working in the entertainment industry, you run into creatives everywhere you go. This keeps me inspired and motivated as an artist.

 

How did you discover your creativity?

I have always been a very creative person, from a very young age I always wanted to create art in any medium I could get my hands on, I have many paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs that I have done throughout my life. Eventually I channeled my creativity through photography, because I felt it was the medium I communicate best in.

 

Name the biggest challenge you have had in growing your business. How did you solve it?

One of the biggest challenges for me is having the manpower to produce large scale projects. Larger budgets definitely help with this, but it's not always possible which is why it is so challenging.

 

What was your first “Big Break” in your profession?

My first "Big Break" was when I was asked to shoot Miley Cyrus' world tour in 2011. This project helped me in so many ways and I will always be extremely thankful for that opportunity.

 

What's in your backpack/handbag/tote right now?

In my camera bag I have a Canon 5DS, Canon speedlite 580EX on camera flash, star filters, uv filters and some tic tacs.

 

Top 3 Tips you would give someone starting out in your creative profession: 

Three tips that I would give someone starting out in the world of photography would be:

1. Shoot what you love
2. Shoot constantly
3. Be patient

I believe that it is essential to have a strong passion behind what you do to create the best work that you can. It is also necessary to continually create new work and to refine and evolve your eye to grow your work. Finally, I think it's important to remember that things don't always happen overnight, even though we are conditioned to feel that way. A career spans over a length of time so if it doesn't happen today, there is always tomorrow.

 

Who are you following right now on Instagram for inspiration and why? 

I follow over three thousand people on Instagram and constantly follow new people everyday; I love instagram for inspiration because it is a visual reflection of popular culture.

 

What is your MOTTO in life? 

My motto in life is: "Always believe something wonderful is about to happen" which is incidentally the title of my first solo international exhibition that just wrapped at Museum as Retail Space in Los Angeles. I have lived by these powerful words since I can remember, which has brought me everything I have wanted due to my positive outlook.

 

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Netflix documentaries; I can literally binge watch them.

 

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? 

I would bring my white persian kitten to cuddle with, my boyfriend to hang out with and Sharon Gault so I can do photoshoots and talk creative with her.

 

What do your parents think you do?

My parents are incredibly supportive and aware of my work and I am very lucky to have that.

 

What would be your Networking Do's & Dont's.: 

Do: Be persistent.
Don't: Be desperate.

Do: Show your personality.
Don't: Get carried away.

Do: Keep a positive outlook.
Don't: Miss an opportunity.


Full Name: Vijat Mohindra

Profession: Artist

Industry: Art

Website: http://www.vijatmohindra.com

Facebook: facebook.com/vijatm

Instagram: instagram.com/vijatm

Twitter: twitter.com/vijatm


What do the words "Creative Community" bring to mind for you? How do you feel is the best way to utilize members in a Creative Community?

Creative Community means my surrounding peers and my close circle of creative friends who you can refer work to, collaborate with as well as enjoy similar social activities. The best way that works for me is attending industry events by beauty brands, designers, art openings as well as on set when working. I find working on set is one of the better ways when in a professional environment, you can get to know the individual creative on a more personal level.

 

How did you discover your creativity?

I started out as a fine arts major, then became a Textile Designer/Director for several leading designers which lead to being my now makeup artist self. My creativity started at a very young age and a box of 64 Crayola crayons, the rest is history.

 

Name the biggest challenge you have had in growing your business. How did you solve it?

Primarily, getting the word out I was on my own after assisting. My initial website was on LookBooks which gave me more exposure. Once I started to send out new work newsletters as well as individual emails saying I was on my own, new work and clients started to come in. When I got my agent, Leigh at Kate Ryan, a year and half later, my business has grew significantly.

 

What was your first “Big Break” in your profession?

My first big break was getting the opportunity to work as a lead assistant for makeup legend/ maestro Dick Page. It gave me opportunities to work with the industry legends as well as learn from them and why they are where they are. It also taught me a different level of makeup artistry that not everyone gets the opportunity to do. The opportunity opened doors for me that would not have happened otherwise. For instance, keying the Celine Resort and Pre-Fall presentations at MILK for several seasons.

 

What's in your backpack/handbag/tote right now?

IPhone, Sketchbook, makeup bag (Marc Jacobs Beauty compact powder, Charlotte Tilbury lippy, MAC Barely There lip liner, Sephora concealer) mints, MetroCard, Marc Jacobs sunnies

 

Top 3 Tips you would give someone starting out in your creative profession: 

Patience.
Always go the extra mile on set, show up on time and learn.
Never think you know it all, as a creative/ artist; you can never learn too much. You are always evolving and becoming better at your craft. 

 

Who are you following right now on Instagram for inspiration and why?

Pat McGrathVal GarlandDick PageUnSkilled WorkerPaul CavacoInez and Vinoodh 
There is so much inspiration on Instagram. These are a few of my inspiration for makeup, art, styling and photography. Unskilled Worker for her inspiring story of self taught artist and her work is incredible. Pat, Val and Dick are what Masters are made of and each one has their distinct style of art. To me it is the same as going to the Met and looking at a Caravaggio then a Van Gogh. I just love Paul Cavaco, his work and what he stands for plus he is a lovely person. Inez and Vinoodh's work to me is exhilarating...they cover the gamut of styles. 

 

What is your MOTTO in life?

Gratitude.

 

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

A long weekend in Scotland.
Brunch at Petrossian.


Full Name: Colleen Runné

Profession: Makeup artist at Kate Ryan Inc.

Industry: Fashion and celebrity

Website: colleenrunne.com and http://www.kateryaninc.com/makeup/colleen-runne

Facebook: Colleen Runne Makeup

Instagram: colleenrunne

Twitter: colleenrunne

LinkedIn: Colleen Runne


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