Louisa 

France-based illustrator Louisa Schwarz, also known as ectomorphe, is a young, burgeoning talent that uses mixed media to depict herself, friends and pretty much anything that comes to her mind. Combining illustration with photography, her style is as unique as her! She’s been passionate about illustration since she was a kid, and decided to study Design at the Faculty of Visual Arts from Strasbourg where she graduated from in 2016… AUSTRALIA. Louisa is a true supporter of the creative cause even through her online tutorials and Vlog on her Youtube.

Did you ever experience & overcome a creative block?

I sometimes do experience a creative block because even if I try to consume content that could inspire me (images, experiences, travel etc), inspiration is a notion we can’t completely control and some days I’m facing creative blocks. In this case, I try not to feel guilty and I stop creating because in my opinion it’s useless to force myself. I don’t need negative energies. I’d rather take time for myself, and I know that inspiration will be back soon. And usually the next day I am inspired again and ready to create.

What do you do to get inspired?

I like to be curious. Searching for inspiration is not only about things you know. For example, it’s not because I’m an illustrator that I will only try to find inspiration though illustration. No, I like to follow different interests, different types of art, I like to go out, I like to travel, I like to talk to people… All these things are going to inspire me.

What’s your favourite tool to work with?

Probably my iPad Pro which allows me to create everywhere!

Do you listen to anything while working?

Mostly YouTube videos. I love to be surrounding by people when I’m working even “virtual” ones through my computer screen.

If you wouldn’t work as creative professional, what would be your job?

This is the question I often ask to myself because to be honest I have no idea. Creating is pretty much a need for me. I need to create, to draw to feel happy in my life that’s why I don’t know which other job could suit me.

What’s the most challenging part of your work?

Being able to feel inspired every single day. Trust me, it’s not that easy 🙂

Louisa 

France-based illustrator Louisa Schwarz, also known as ectomorphe, is a young, burgeoning talent that uses mixed media to depict herself, friends and pretty much anything that comes to her mind. Combining illustration with photography, her style is as unique as her! She’s been passionate about illustration since she was a kid, and decided to study Design at the Faculty of Visual Arts from Strasbourg where she graduated from in 2016… AUSTRALIA. Louisa is a true supporter of the creative cause even through her online tutorials and Vlog on her Youtube.

Did you ever experience & overcome a creative block?

I sometimes do experience a creative block because even if I try to consume content that could inspire me (images, experiences, travel etc), inspiration is a notion we can’t completely control and some days I’m facing creative blocks. In this case, I try not to feel guilty and I stop creating because in my opinion it’s useless to force myself. I don’t need negative energies. I’d rather take time for myself, and I know that inspiration will be back soon. And usually the next day I am inspired again and ready to create.

What do you do to get inspired?

I like to be curious. Searching for inspiration is not only about things you know. For example, it’s not because I’m an illustrator that I will only try to find inspiration though illustration. No, I like to follow different interests, different types of art, I like to go out, I like to travel, I like to talk to people… All these things are going to inspire me.

What’s your favourite tool to work with?

Probably my iPad Pro which allows me to create everywhere!

Do you listen to anything while working?

Mostly YouTube videos. I love to be surrounding by people when I’m working even “virtual” ones through my computer screen.

If you wouldn’t work as creative professional, what would be your job?

This is the question I often ask to myself because to be honest I have no idea. Creating is pretty much a need for me. I need to create, to draw to feel happy in my life that’s why I don’t know which other job could suit me.

What’s the most challenging part of your work?

Being able to feel inspired every single day. Trust me, it’s not that easy 🙂

Louisa 

France-based illustrator Louisa Schwarz, also known as ectomorphe, is a young, burgeoning talent that uses mixed media to depict herself, friends and pretty much anything that comes to her mind. Combining illustration with photography, her style is as unique as her! She’s been passionate about illustration since she was a kid, and decided to study Design at the Faculty of Visual Arts from Strasbourg where she graduated from in 2016… AUSTRALIA. Louisa is a true supporter of the creative cause even through her online tutorials and Vlog on her Youtube.

Did you ever experience & overcome a creative block?

I sometimes do experience a creative block because even if I try to consume content that could inspire me (images, experiences, travel etc), inspiration is a notion we can’t completely control and some days I’m facing creative blocks. In this case, I try not to feel guilty and I stop creating because in my opinion it’s useless to force myself. I don’t need negative energies. I’d rather take time for myself, and I know that inspiration will be back soon. And usually the next day I am inspired again and ready to create.

What do you do to get inspired?

I like to be curious. Searching for inspiration is not only about things you know. For example, it’s not because I’m an illustrator that I will only try to find inspiration though illustration. No, I like to follow different interests, different types of art, I like to go out, I like to travel, I like to talk to people… All these things are going to inspire me.

What’s your favourite tool to work with?

Probably my iPad Pro which allows me to create everywhere!

Do you listen to anything while working?

Mostly YouTube videos. I love to be surrounding by people when I’m working even “virtual” ones through my computer screen.

If you wouldn’t work as creative professional, what would be your job?

This is the question I often ask to myself because to be honest I have no idea. Creating is pretty much a need for me. I need to create, to draw to feel happy in my life that’s why I don’t know which other job could suit me.

What’s the most challenging part of your work?

Being able to feel inspired every single day. Trust me, it’s not that easy 🙂

Julius

I’m Julius. I shoot photos. I’m also occasionally in front of the camera as a model and actor. I specialize in fashion, portrait, art, lifestyle, event, and street photography. But I really just appreciate quality visuals across all spectrums. My work represents my world. I’ve worked with personal, independent clients, as well as creating campaigns for brands such as Uber and Kangol.

The lovely model photographed, I can see you’ve shot photos together before. Is there an interesting story there together of how you work together? Or how you came to work together? What was the inspiration behind the photos?

I’ve known Sonya for over 10 years. We just started frequently collaborating due to mutual interests in art, etc. I’ve always been a fan of colorful lights, neon, etc so I just wanted to use that to match the color of the watches. I also own one of those lightbulb sets that can change every color you can think of, so wanted to take advantage of that.
 

What inspires you when doing photo shoots? 

Sometimes it’s the environment and sometimes I just want to play with color combinations.
 

How do you choose who you photograph? Even if it’s just friends! 

Sometimes I try to use someone who can fit a certain aesthetic or even a backdrop I have in mind. But scheduling anything with someone else can be hard, so it usually just depends on who says yes.

What’s your favorite/most rewarding part of the creative process? 

When the images match what you visioned.
 

How do you deal with a creative block?

Going to museums and galleries help. And then sometimes you just have to visit a new place.
 

NY is clearly an inspirational place for you and a general hub for great creative talent – why do you think this is? If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?

NYC is just a unique city compared to the rest of the US. I think the size alone always brought so many people and from that diversity came so much talent. As far as anywhere else, I think it might have to be somewhere overseas.
 

If you could photograph anyone in the world – who would it be?

Definitely Rihanna.
 

You photograph, model and act – where do you feel most comfortable: in front of or behind the camera? Which did you start out doing first?

I started out behind the camera first, which has the most comfort and can be the easiest. I like being in front of the camera as well, but it can also lead to awkwardness & you are less in control.

Julius

I’m Julius. I shoot photos. I’m also occasionally in front of the camera as a model and actor. I specialize in fashion, portrait, art, lifestyle, event, and street photography. But I really just appreciate quality visuals across all spectrums. My work represents my world. I’ve worked with personal, independent clients, as well as creating campaigns for brands such as Uber and Kangol.

The lovely model photographed, I can see you’ve shot photos together before. Is there an interesting story there together of how you work together? Or how you came to work together? What was the inspiration behind the photos?

I’ve known Sonya for over 10 years. We just started frequently collaborating due to mutual interests in art, etc. I’ve always been a fan of colorful lights, neon, etc so I just wanted to use that to match the color of the watches. I also own one of those lightbulb sets that can change every color you can think of, so wanted to take advantage of that.
 

What inspires you when doing photo shoots? 

Sometimes it’s the environment and sometimes I just want to play with color combinations.
 

How do you choose who you photograph? Even if it’s just friends! 

Sometimes I try to use someone who can fit a certain aesthetic or even a backdrop I have in mind. But scheduling anything with someone else can be hard, so it usually just depends on who says yes.

What’s your favorite/most rewarding part of the creative process? 

When the images match what you visioned.
 

How do you deal with a creative block?

Going to museums and galleries help. And then sometimes you just have to visit a new place.
 

NY is clearly an inspirational place for you and a general hub for great creative talent – why do you think this is? If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?

NYC is just a unique city compared to the rest of the US. I think the size alone always brought so many people and from that diversity came so much talent. As far as anywhere else, I think it might have to be somewhere overseas.
 

If you could photograph anyone in the world – who would it be?

Definitely Rihanna.
 

You photograph, model and act – where do you feel most comfortable: in front of or behind the camera? Which did you start out doing first?

I started out behind the camera first, which has the most comfort and can be the easiest. I like being in front of the camera as well, but it can also lead to awkwardness & you are less in control.

Julius

I’m Julius. I shoot photos. I’m also occasionally in front of the camera as a model and actor. I specialize in fashion, portrait, art, lifestyle, event, and street photography. But I really just appreciate quality visuals across all spectrums. My work represents my world. I’ve worked with personal, independent clients, as well as creating campaigns for brands such as Uber and Kangol.

The lovely model photographed, I can see you’ve shot photos together before. Is there an interesting story there together of how you work together? Or how you came to work together? What was the inspiration behind the photos?

I’ve known Sonya for over 10 years. We just started frequently collaborating due to mutual interests in art, etc. I’ve always been a fan of colorful lights, neon, etc so I just wanted to use that to match the color of the watches. I also own one of those lightbulb sets that can change every color you can think of, so wanted to take advantage of that.
 

What inspires you when doing photo shoots? 

Sometimes it’s the environment and sometimes I just want to play with color combinations.
 

How do you choose who you photograph? Even if it’s just friends! 

Sometimes I try to use someone who can fit a certain aesthetic or even a backdrop I have in mind. But scheduling anything with someone else can be hard, so it usually just depends on who says yes.

What’s your favorite/most rewarding part of the creative process? 

When the images match what you visioned.
 

How do you deal with a creative block?

Going to museums and galleries help. And then sometimes you just have to visit a new place.
 

NY is clearly an inspirational place for you and a general hub for great creative talent – why do you think this is? If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?

NYC is just a unique city compared to the rest of the US. I think the size alone always brought so many people and from that diversity came so much talent. As far as anywhere else, I think it might have to be somewhere overseas.
 

If you could photograph anyone in the world – who would it be?

Definitely Rihanna.
 

You photograph, model and act – where do you feel most comfortable: in front of or behind the camera? Which did you start out doing first?

I started out behind the camera first, which has the most comfort and can be the easiest. I like being in front of the camera as well, but it can also lead to awkwardness & you are less in control.