Rosemary

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Rosemary, also known as @rosemaryretro on Instagram has gained over 61k followers through sharing her incredible photography and modeling with the world. Her work will transport you to the world of a carefree girl, traveling the country in an 1987 RV with her boyfriend. The free spirit vibe and retro style of her work and creativity shines through all the other clutter of Instagram. Rosemary has emerged as one of my personal favorite influencers, as well as being an overall kind an genuine person. To get to know more about Rosemary read my interview with her below!

1. What about the process of creating content do you love the most?

While I love all parts of content creation, shooting, modeling, styling, etc, my favorite part of creating content is the editing. I have a unique editing style that gives my photos a warm & retro feel. I love watching as the original photos transform into a world where it's always sunny and 1970.

2. What is life like traveling the country in an RV? What have been the best parts and the most challenging parts?

Life traveling on the is something out of a dream for me. This is something I've been wanting to do since I was about 15 years old so actually getting to experience it feels so surreal. The best parts of it are the freedom - not being locked into a lease for an apartment, not paying rent anywhere, & not having a 9 to 5 job that is set in one place. I live most of my life outside, so I always felt strange having such a large home space when I rarely spent time there anyway. Living in an RV suits my lifestyle much better for this reason. Some of the most challenging parts have been experiencing mechanical issues, I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to the mechanics of the RV itself, so there have been some stressful moments when it comes to repairs.


3. When thrifting for clothes what do you tend to look for?

When thrifting I tend to look for anything unique, retro, and vintage. I always love finding something that looks straight out of the 70s or 80s. I first got into thrifting when I was in high school with my mom, and it's been a hobby of mine since.


4. Do you have a favorite place you have ever visited and what about it made it so amazing?

My favorite place I have ever visited has to be Kauai, Hawaii. The slow pace lifestyle there was so peaceful and a positive atmosphere to be around. The nature there is incredible - from the mountains, to the ocean there was always something to do and somewhere to explore. Visiting Hawaii when I was younger one of my primary inspirations for my life, as dreamed of creating a life where I could be outdoors frequently, at the beach, and learn how to surf.


5. Do you have any favorite photographers of influencers that are you’re favorites?

There are a few influencers that really inspire me. One is @tezza, she has always been my biggest inspiration to my photography and the style that I shoot my images. She knows how to perfectly style any outfit to match the location, and is a huge inspiration when it comes to posing as well. Another influencer who I love is @sjanaelise. She lives by the ocean, shares about nature, & her passion for yoga. Lately I have been focusing on getting more into yoga so her page has been a huge inspiration for me. Lastly, I love @dreaming_outloud. Her passion for outdoors, exploring, & all things retro has always inspired me so much.


6. Who or what do you use as inspiration when creating content?

When I am creating content I am usually inspired by two things specifically: Color and Music. I am attracted to warm tones, so when we are exploring or driving around and spot a potential photoshoot location, it's typically because theres some oranges, yellows, or reds in that location. I am also really inspired by music - anything with instruments or poetic vocals. What inspires me the most is classic rock from the 60s-80s, Stevie Nicks, and Lana Del Rey.


7. What’s next for you? Do you have anything exciting planned for the rest of 2020?

We just finished traveling the country a little less than a month ago, so we are planning on slowing down for the next few months and remaining in one place for the most part. Right now I am living in my RV in Malibu right next to the beach, surfing in the morning and taking photos in the afternoon. For the next few months, we will be only a 40 minute drive to LA, which I am excited for because I am able to meet up with other bloggers and get all kinds of photoshoot locations. I feel fortunate to have the ability to have this lifestyle and I truly owe it to having pursued my passion & my dreams.

Catharine Daddario

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Catharine Daddario is a woman of many talents. Besides being an incredible actress and skilled writer, she is also one of the happiest people you'll ever meet, with a bubbly personality you cannot seem to ever get enough of. Im grateful I recently got the chance to interview her, but also grateful Ive gotten to know her well outside of a professional relationship and can call her a good friend of mine. She's going places, and myself along with all her other supporters cannot be more thrilled with all the fantastic work she is doing. Read our interview below to learn more about Catharine and how she got to where she is now. 

 

1. When did you first begin acting and at what moment did you start to
think you wanted to become a professional actress?

I started acting in a local repertory company when I was in Middle School. I thought acting would help with my speech apraxia and public speaking for when I ultimately became a business woman like my mother. As soon as I started acting though, I realized acting was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. 


2. Do you have a favorite role or character that you have ever played?

I don't have a favorite, but the first time I felt fully confident in my comedic abilities was in a teenage production of Chekhov's The Bear. I had so much fun with that script and it completely changed the way I envisioned my future career. I started to appreciate and work on comedy as well as drama, which made me a better actor and a funnier person.


3. What actor or actress would be your dream to act in a TV series or
movie with?

There are so many people I would love to work with! First of all, I think it would be so much fun to work with either of my siblings and do what I love with my family.

     If I have to choose one actor who I'm not related to, I have to say Amy Adams. She does a terrific job making characters original and specific, and she never seems to repeat a performance. I also appreciate her public persona as her kindness seems incredibly genuine. It feels strange to say I would like to work with someone so young but she has accomplished so much at her age for a reason and I would love to learn from her!


4. Who are your favorite actors and actresses in the business today?

This answer changes every few weeks because the list of shows I watch changes regularly. I watch a lot of cartoons and love some voice actors, but a few of the live action shows I'm watching right now are Westworld, VEEP, Barry, Jane the Virgin and Ozark. Those shows have made me currently obsessed with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gina Rodriguez, Bill Hader, Thandie Newton and Jason Bateman. These actors have incredible range and all can be hilarious or make me cry - or both at the same time! 


5. Whats one piece of advice you would give to anyone also trying to
pursue acting as a career?

The only important thing is to never quit. Acting is a job that you have to show up everyday to, despite not having an office or clear trajectory. You can always find a few minutes to look at a script or read a play, to submit to a project, or record yourself practicing and watch the video critically. Get good headshots. Make your own work and learn from your mistakes. Most importantly, once you book something, do what you do at any job: be kind and come prepared.


6. What are your favorite movies and tv shows of all time and why do
you love them so much?

Legally Blonde, Goodfellas and now Moonlight are the three that always spring to mind when I think about my favorite movies. Legally Blonde was my first experience with glamorous feminism. I was young when it came out, and the main character was a good inspiration for me, because even though she values her appearance she wasn't afraid of working hard. Even today I find myself trying to channel Elle Woods.

I can rewatch Goodfellas, and most of Scorsese's work, hundreds of times: they're just well directed, well acted movies that are so fun even when they're terrifying.

Moonlight really blew me away. It was one of those movies that sticks with you. Sometimes when I'm daydreaming, a scene from it will pop into my head. I suspect that for years I'll be thinking about that uncomfortably intimate wrestling scene, the beach scene, or the image of Naomie Harris standing, staring. It's the perfect combination of cinematography, acting and subject matter that is so important to put in front of mass audiences.


7. What does the rest of 2018 hold for you? Any big plans or projects
that you are working on?

I am most excited right now about a project my partner and I plan on pitching. I don't think even my friends realize how excited I am because I tend to stay extremely calm when talking about things I am a little bit nervous about.

I recently had a VR film at Cannes called ‘Wilde Eastern’ that was a crazy experience, playing to a camera that sees everything and performing film noir style! I’m also in a horror feature coming out at the end of the year called ‘Artifact’. It was a great experience for me, because of how positive and talented the small cast and crew were. I consider everyone I met on that set to be a good friend now.

I recently shot a feature called ‘Stronger than Pretty’ about a family that struggles with domestic violence that takes place in the 70s and 80s that I am proud to have been a part of. I am also shooting a short soon where I play a dead girl who becomes possessed by a demon. I am having a lot of fun scaring my boyfriend with my demon voice practice!

 

 

Follow her on Instagram @catdaddario

JJ Shurbet

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JJ Shurbet, also known as @scruffpuppie on Instagram is a teenage music artists from Wisconsin. He has over 64,000 subscribers on YouTube and has garnered over 1 million views on his chanel. Posting covers from popular artists such as Lil Peep, XXXTENTACION, and Bon Iver, his fans go crazy for his passionate and unique sound. 

 

1. When did you start playing the guitar and singing?

I have been singing almost all my life, music has always been apart of my life, and I have been playing guitar for almost ten years

 

2. Have you always loved performing for others?

Performing for other people is how I got into music. My first time performing was for some goofy talent show and I loved seeing people’s faces so much, honestly I just love making people happy

 

3. Who are your 3 biggest personal musical influences?

3 of my biggest musical inspirations would include Sam Ray, Mac Demarco, and Kevin Abstract. Their music always speaks to me in different ways, with the way Mac Demarco sounds, and the way Sam Ray and Kevin Abstract write

 

4. If you could collaborate on an album with anyone who would be your dream artist to do so with?

If I could collab with anyone it would definitely be Teen Suicide (or american pleasure club). I love the lofi-punk rock style of music they have and I always will, I strive to make music like that.

 

5. When did you start uploading videos to youtube and what has been the best part about doing so?

I started uploading YouTube videos when I was about nine years old (2010), and my favorite part of YouTube is seeing people’s comments, the uplifting ones specifically. It always makes me happy to know I am making people happy with my music.

 

6. Are you working on any new original music and if so when can we all expect to hear it?

I am working on an album that will most likely beout this summer, and it will consist of about 8-9 songs, and it will be on bandcamp for around 5 dollars :)

Anna McNaught

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Anna is an incredibly talented Graphic Designer and Photographer out of Los Angeles. Her pictures are truly magical and create images that blur reality and the supernatural. Read my interview with Anna below, to learn more about her and the amazing work she does. 

 

1. When did you first start getting serious about photography and know that you had a passion for it?

I've been serious about photography for most of my life but the real passion came in college.  I grew up with a family of artists so I was surrounded by art from a young age.  I started painting and playing around with a camera as far back and elementary school.  In highschool, I became very interested in graphic design and decided to go to Savannah College of Art and Design.  I took a photography class while I was at SCAD and really fell in love the idea of going outside with my camera and capturing the world around me.  As much as I love sitting at my computer and editing there was something so intriguing about walking around the city and recording everyday life. It wasn't until a few years ago that I started combining my love for graphic design and photography into my surreal creations.


2. What types of photos do you like taking the most and why?

I enjoy taking photos that I can turn into something else.  Mainly landscape shots and shots with people. From these pieces, I can create a whole different world in photoshop.


3. Where do you draw creativity and inspiration from when editing and taking photos?

I pull inspiration from dreams, nature, books, movies, and studying the works of great artists.  Most of my ideas come right as I'm falling asleep. 


4. Do you have a favorite photo you have ever taken, favorite subject you have ever shot, or favorite location to photograph and why?

My favorite photo I've ever taken is my self-portrait where I'm coming out of the frame.  I took this in Joshua tree on the side of the road totally on a whim.  It was the first shot that got me interested in this type of work and has a lot of emotional meaning behind it.


5. What would be your biggest piece of advice to people looking to start doing photography or people looking to get better at photography?

My biggest piece of advice for people looking to get into photography is, practice as much as you can, study the art of others and why something works or doesn't work, and come learn from my blog, The Liked Photo! haha :)


6. What are your plans for 2018 and do you have anything cool planned that you want to share?

SO many plans for 2018! I'm launching an Instagram and photo course online, quitting my job to go fulltime freelance, traveling to Scotland, getting MARRIED!!! and lots lots more so stay tuned :D

 

Follow her on Instagram @annamcnaughty