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Artist Feature No. 1: Angela Stewart

June 19th, 2018

 

In the 20 years Kingsize has been in business, we’ve seen a lot of people come through our doors.Kingsize is a hub for the creative film and photographic industry, where people can come in, talk shop, have a coffee, and share ideas. We have met some of the most creative, talented, funny, and sometimes (ok, a lot of the time) very weird people. And when we talk with these folks, we always learn from them, and get inspired by them. For this we are grateful, and we want to celebrate by giving them a platform for them and their work. With this, I introduce our latest monthly blog piece we call Artist Feature.

This month we are featuring the talented Angela Stewart, Make up Artist / @angelastewartmakeup

Photographer: James k Lowe Stylist: Sarah Harris Gould Hair: m11 Makeup: Angela Stewart.  Model: Sakura Matches @62models

 

Photographer: Ben Loris Blair.  Stylist: Sacha Teuila.  Hair: Jessica Taylor @saba salon.  Makeup: Angela Stewart.  Model: Bronte Blampied @red11models

 

Q: How did you start in your career, and what has been a real  highlight if you could chose one ?

A: I actually started off doing a bachelor of design, I knew I wanted to do something creative, but after my first year I realised that wasn’t my passion. After that I sort of stumbled into Makeup, back then I wasn’t even sure being a makeup artist was a realistic job… but after completing my training I was hooked.  It can be a long and sometimes challenging road, and if you’re in it for the glamour and money you’re in the wrong job.  You really have to love what you do, there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t thank my lucky stars for getting to do something I absolutely love.

Every time I think back to the many incredible jobs I’ve been fortunate to work on, it’s hard to choose just one that stands out as a favourite. But if I had to choose, I guess it would be when I was living in London & I had the pleasure of looking after Steven Cojocaru (Then a presenter on the U.S tv show Entertainment Tonight) while he interviewed the cast of the Film ‘Love Actually’. That was pretty amazing. I remember being on stand by trying not to freak out as Hugh Grant sat down to be interviewed. Thinking holy s%@t what am I doing here??!?!

 

Q: What advice would you give an eager, young student wanting to get into the industry ?

A: Be persistent, & work hard. Always go the extra mile, and take every opportunity you can get. Often you won’t be paid, don’t let that put you off. Some of the best experience comes from these jobs, and if you can prove yourself to be a happy, personable hard worker you’ll be remembered and asked back. Often it’s these attributes that will win over someone wildly talented but that’s a pain in the arse ha ha!

 

Q: Lastly, do you have any projects you’re working on or would like to work on ?

A: I often don’t know what I’m doing from week to week until the last minute, which is one of the things I love about being a freelance artist.  But I do have a couple of very exciting, very creative projects coming up in the not to distant future. You’ll have to stay tuned to find out more.

 

 

 

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