Iman

Iman
London
User experience designer at a tech company + style experimenter, blogger. 

Instagram: manigazer

Website: manigazer.com

As a “ARTIST” what do you expect future “ARTIST” to learn from you.

That we're all trying to figure out life here, and that as long as you're improving and loving yourself in the process - you alright. :)

How do you think you're changing the game.

Ha. I don't know that I'm changing the game,. But when girls message me saying I've inspired them in any way - the thought that I'm impacting someone in a positive way is everything!!

Who’s the biggest influence on your work within the industry right now.

The people out there creating a beautiful blends of powerful visuals and inspiring character.

Lana Dolly

Lana Dolly
Miami, FL
Blogger, Content Creator, and Creative Director

Instagram: lanadollylive

Blog: lanadollylive.com

As a “ARTIST” what do you expect future “ARTIST” to learn from you.

 As an artist I expect the future artist to learn that it's okay to try to bring every wild idea they have into fruition. I want them to learn that it's normal to fail a few times before getting it right. Then I want them to say fuck that! There is no right or wrong way to create your art. That if it comes out how you envisioned it then that's all that matters. It personally took me a while to come to terms with that. I like to think of myself as a perfectionist, so I wouldn't release anything until I felt it was "right". Now that I create my own version of "right" I can let everyone in on my quirkiest thoughts and ideas.

 How do you think you're changing the game.

Hmm, I think I'm changing the game by building a platform (my blog) for not only myself but my peers to display their craft. I never wanted to be the "typical blogger" that everyone is used to seeing. I want my website to be a place where creatives can seek out inspiration as well as aspire to one day have their work displayed there. My blog has never only been about me, I want my selflessness to show in my work and on my platform. And with doing this I hope this changes the "blog game" 

 Who’s the biggest influence in your work in the industry right now.

My biggest influence right now... Well, I have three numero uno is my girl YesJulz! I have watched her growth from the beginning when she was just throwing parties in Tampa and Miami to now being the representatives of big brands. She's the definition of a powerhouse and I aspire to be as driven and determined as her one day. As far as fashion, I absolutely hate to admit this but it's Kylie Jenner I freak'n live for that little rich bitch! I love her and whoever the hell her stylist is because they're doing a great job. And lastly a famous Atlanta hairstylist @Iamminglee. Her marketing for that weave she sells OMG! Like she gets the whole idea or making your craziest ideas happen.

Marcus Majors

Marcus Majors
Miami
Entertainer (choreographer, actor, model, tv host)

As a “ARTIST” what do you expect future “ARTIST” to learn from you.

As an entertainer I expect for future entertainers to understand the value of the market they are passionate about. There is a big difference from the talent/skills you possess and the industry you're looking to get into. All aspiring artists and entertainers need to build a business like foundation while exercising their set talent and skill. 

How do you think you're changing the game.

I'm changing the game by creating my own lane. As an entertainer I've come to notice the industry has a lot of preset stereotypes of what they want to see in a artist from the way they look and the way they move. I've come to build my own brand using social media, networking and going for unusual roles or jobs, that other artists don't approach for fear of being rejected or typecasted, breaking the barrier for others throughout the industry. 

Who’s the biggest influence in your work in the industry right now.

My biggest influence in the industry right now would be entrepreneurs and business moguls like Diddy, 50 cent, and Jay Z. The thing I love most about these men are how they took their particular skill and with hard work and dedication created multiple businesses and expanded that into empires. With their vision to become much more than just the next rapper but become something greater.  Each of these men have revolutionize the industry In their own unique way.  50cent rapper turned executive producers of the show Power, Diddy consistently out shining liquor brands with his premiere vodka Ciroc and JayZ branching out and building an inclusive artist and athlete management agency like Roc Nation. I mean that is just a pinch of what these men of done in their respectable industries. I wish to do the same with my talent as a entertainer and from their build on.

Instagram: m_majorslf

Website: marcusmajors.com

Whisper Williams

North Miami Beach, FL
Partner & Model for model development company, Fahrenheit Models 

Instagram: @Whispaaah / @Fahrenheit_models

As a “ARTIST” what do you expect future “ARTIST” to learn from you.

In my opinion, being an artist entails enveloping a craft, of any kind, skillfully enough to peak the universal artistic eye inside of another. To the point where you make it look so effortless. From me I think other artists are able to learn the value of being fully aware but not completely prepared. When I show up for a photoshoot or a fashion show or even a business meeting, I'm overtly aware of my expectations as well as the vision. However, I never have a strenuous practice routine or over-analyze anything I plan to present. There's something so beautiful about being so naturally and uniquely candid and being good at it, that, to me, represents true artistry. They'll definitely learn that It's incomparable.

How do you think you're changing the game.

Honestly I just think I bring a different vibe. I'm like a Cali hippie exploring Urban Miami. Like Alice in Wonderland.  Image is everything for me; how you present yourself the first thing people know about you. But I'm down to earth, I thrive on positivity, I promote self-confidence and being one with yourself. I think I can bring the balance of beauty, brains and personality to the forefront. I want to push people, especially women, to be triple, quadruple, quintuple threats. Overall, I want to see everyone be their best selves.

Who’s the biggest influence in your work in the industry right now.

Well, if I had to choose the biggest influence in the industry right now for me, I'd select Kendall. I think that's why she gives me all of my life and more. Although she is surrounded by a lot of counterfeit, she remains true to her natural self, which definitely stands out above everyone else in her family. The amount of class she carries behind her name exceeds that of anyone else she's associated with. Chanel Iman for diving into acting as well as modeling. The Iman and Naomi Campbell for their longevity and never-diminishing style. And Cara! How could I forget the Delevingne sister in all our her magnificence. If I could, I'd be her. Me is she. 

 

 

Tatiana An'Parise

Tatiana An'Parise
Miami, FL
Tatiana An'Parise is a Visionary Entrepreneur. She has mostly been recognized for her work as a Wardrobe Stylist and Designer. 

As a “ARTIST” what do you expect future “ARTIST” to learn from you?

My hopes are that those to come after me can be inspired by my work ethic and recognize that they don't have to live up to the "worlds" standards to be successful and effective in this industry. Authenticity is everything and as a creative you can't allow anything or anyone to deter you from your mission because of how different you are or because u don't fit the mold. 

How do you think you're changing the game?

I would say I'm changing the game in the fact that I'm one of the few artists that's not afraid to share my knowledge and what I've experienced so far in this industry with other creatives. I think a lot of people are afraid of that for several reasons but I just believe that's what makes a true artist, being able to help others and inspire them to do what they are meant to do. When your a true creative the only competition is yourself, doing better than you did before, not the next person because even with the same resources your going to have a completely different outcome. We all are individually innovated.

Who’s the biggest influence in your work in the industry right now?

For starters I would say Rihanna is a huge influence on me as an artist right now. Her willingness to take risks and push the limits of fashion as a black woman in this industry is extremely inspiring. Music also has a huge influence on my ideas and creativity, Jorja Smith and Lion Babe are in heavy rotation on my playlist right now. Someone who is influencing me and my recent projects on a daily basis is my right hand man Reginald of "Glxtch", he is definitely the most creative, innovative thinker I have ever met. Working together has ignited a fire in me that I never knew was there. You can expect GREAT things to come from us and our team.

IG: anparise

Website: madeinheavenco.com

Reginald Thermidor

 

Reginald Thermidor
Miami, FL
Creative Director

I create a visual presentation that appeals to the right side of the mind, that captures your eyes and illuminates your soul. My work is a black hole of visual nirvana, you get sucked in and come out wondering what in the hell did i witness, from my photography to my fashion i want to bring that experience in every project i bring to life.

As a “ARTIST” what do you expect future “ARTIST” to learn from you?

As an artist I expect future artist to learn that you have to push the envelope and whatever you are doing. Always think outside the box, experiment, don't ride waves just create tsunamis! Procrastination is your number one enemy. There is always room for improvement, and surround yourself with like minded people, your team is important to your success! Music is life, without it your creative juices don't boil !!! 

How do you think you're changing the game?

I'm changing the game on my own terms, I do what I love and I do it to the best of my abilities. I respect all types of brands like supreme,bape, etc but people nowadays don't respect originality as much as they are supposed to. A true creative wants to look unique, wants to be distinguished from the crowd. I want my work to be unusually amazing, so I put myself In a position to do so. Colors are an amazing view from this side of the spectrum and I want to take advantage of that in whatever my mind brings into existence. I look at it like this, when I'm in the public eye if I don't get at least one " what the fuck are you wearing " for the day then I'm not dressed up to my standards! I want to bring the feeling into everything that is touched by me, from my photography to my fashion ! 

Who’s the biggest influence in your work in the industry right now?

So many people inspire me in different elements of my thoughts, my creations, my beliefs. I can sit here and be cliche with this answer but it is way too complex for a response because every creative I look up to are collages who essentially built me. So that means Kanye is just as important to me as Curren$y, and Pharrell is just as important to me as 2pac or Kendrick Lamar, Virgil ,Outkast , Gambino, Cavalli, Y-3, vangogh, Linas Viktor and etc. They all help mold me and they all are not trend setters but vision setters. Creatives open parts of the mind of other creatives, we all are walking chain reactions for each other. I do have to say tho I really admire what Ye is doing for us futurists, and I can say he has lit a firestorm inside of me after  replaying a couple of his interviews. He's recruiting a legion of world changers, it's like the modern day avengers ! It's incredible thing to witness but I'm planning on being on the team rather than witnessing greatness 

Instagram: royale_dreamer

tumblr: galacticspacedon

Website: glxtchverse.com

Luke Beach

Luke Beach
Miami, FL
Fashion, content creator, stylist, designer, model

As a “ARTIST” what do you expect future “ARTIST” to learn from you?

I want to inspire others to not settle and to chase their dreams because that's what I'm doing with my life. I want people to be themselves in their pursuit of passion, and that everything they put out should be done with excellence. It does not matter what type of art it is, but what matters is that the artist is doing what they love for the world to see.

How do you think you're changing the game?

I think I'm changing the game because I am creating things the way that I see them and by what moves me. I believe, everyone is a creative and everyone is capable, but not everyone sees things the way that I see them or are inspired by the same things that inspire me.

Who’s the biggest influence in your work in the industry right now?

I think that my biggest influence right now comes from a lot of streetwear brands such as Supreme or other brands such as OFF-WHITE and Fear of God.

Instagram: beardedbeach

Marcus O'Connor

 

 

Marcus O'Connor, photography, and poet based out of Sunrise, Fl. He goes by the motto; "Search for life to live life, A different life", that goes by saying live to make yourself happy in what you do and create your own successful pathways. Do whatever it is you do best and make a living out of it...

Interview 

As a “ARTIST” what do you expect future “ARTIST” to learn from you?

As an artist, I expect the future Artist to learn that you should never be afraid to be different. Just be yourself with your ideas and make them happen. 

How do you think you're changing the game?

I think I'm changing the game by doing things that other Artist are thinking about doing, but aren't. And I quote "Something you are thinking about doing, someone has already or is in the process of doing so." 

Who’s the biggest influence in your work in the industry right now?

The biggest influence in my work in the industry right now would have to be my closest friends, we influence each other everyday to be better at everything we do. 

Instagram: phvshion555

Contact: marcusoconnor5@yahoo.com

V.A.L

Dwain Kammeron, better known as V.A.L is a Dutch-Surinamese born alternative rapper and songwriter from Miami, Florida. Growing up, he listened to Wolfmother, Red Hot Chili Pepper and Rage Against the Machine. By 13, he was introduced to Hip-Hop after listening to “Natural Born Killers” by Dr. Dre and gravitated toward West Coast rap. V.A.L cites N.E.R.D, Big L and OutKast as inspiration.

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As a “ARTIST” what do you expect future “ARTIST” to learn from you?

What I expect future artist to learn for me is that it's OK to be you when it comes to creating. Creating without fear of outside elements is still something I'm learning to do but once I've mastered it I'd like to be a symbol for originality.

How do you think you're changing the game?

 Honestly I have no idea it's never been my goal, the goal for me has always been to create/inspire. The games been around longer than me, sure I'll probably change it or add onto it but It wouldn't to be a conscious effort I just need to stay on my shit so when it comes time to contribute it's all solid.

Who’s the biggest influence in your work in the industry right now?

FKA Twigs is my biggest inspiration right now she's transformed her body into her music and vice versa, she is her art and is one artist that I find no wrong in. I hope to one day to create on such a level and eventually work with her.

Instagram: val_kammeron

Kojo Coker

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As a male model, his main goal is to inspire individuals to feel comfortable in their own skin and love who they are instead of trying to change something about their self. He loves giving advice to upcoming artist or individuals and always encourages them to keep on striving for greatness and success because life is not as easy we see on TV. It might take a while but the hard work will pay off. He's extremely interested in working with great photographers to build my portfolio and excited to walk in runway shows for great designers. When it comes to trying new things, he's all for it and would love a variety of styles, especially if they're out of the normal.  On the other hand, he recently attend Johnson & Wales University, to receive a  Bachelors Degree in Food Service Management. He loves spending time cooking, baking , dancing, reading, running and working out. Involving himself in his other interests above in some aspect is helping him to learn certain things about himself as person.

INSTAGRAM: zad_culturre

ANTHONY OWL

ANTHONY OWL was born in Orlando , Florida but raised in the city of Winter Garden. Growing up a shy kid who thought he had never had much of a story to tell, music became his outlet. Listening to talented artist such as Jhene Aiko , ELHAE, and MNEK he found his inspiration.
He wears  his music on his sleeve.
When listening to his music you are entering a fantasy. You are seeing his world through your own eyes by simply being taken to the galaxy of Anthony Owl.
He is currently in the process of producing and releasing his first track in the new year. Along with many other projects upcoming that expands himself as a brand. "Do not conform to the pattern of this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind". 
It is safe to say Anthony Owl is an upcoming artist with a mission to take the music industry by storm one fantasy at a time. Let your minds be free,your eyes stay closed, and listen, therefore, the sound of Anthony Owl with do the rest.

"Music is a feeling, a feeling that I must let out" 
        - Anthony Owl

INSTAGRAM: Anthony Owl

TWITTER: iamanthonyowl