Sylvester Sessions #75

Sylvester Sessions

Minna wears Fishnet maxi dress.

Minna Leunig

Melbourne, Australia

What is it that you do?

I draw, using simple materials - pen and ink on paper mostly.

Which artists are you inspired by?

Marina Strocchi, Moonassi, Keith Haring, Basquiat, Matisse, David Shrigley - just to name a few. I generally find I’m most inspired by the people around me though, like my brother Gus Leunig and good friend Zoe Irving. I’m fascinated by the way everyday people do things (friends, family, neighbors, work mates) – and I find so many different people from all different fields inspiring in one way or another.

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Sylvester Sessions #74

Sylvester Sessions

Sadie wears Filigree dress.

Sadie Whelan

Auckland, New Zealand

What do you do?

In general I chill real hard. This year I'm beginning a Bachelor of Arts at Auckland University and I also do a bit of modelling on the side.

What do you have planned for the future?

Optimizing wonderful opportunities and lots of travelling.

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Sylvester Sessions #73

Sylvester Sessions

Pamela wears Gingham skirt.

Pamela Ramos

Los Angeles, United States

Where are you from? Where do you live now?

I’m from Oaxaca, Mexico and currently live in Los Angeles.

Tell us about what you do.

I’m an artist. Currently, I’m interested in photography and image making functions. I love the medium because it has so much potential and it’s so young compared to other forms of art making. I see my work as dealing with a lot with distribution and hierarchy of objects. The images I make I think are very nostalgic and trying to represent certain instances where I forget I’m in Los Angeles and I feel like I’m back home. I also love reading and listening to music so I’ve tried writing and making music but that’s a little rusty.

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Sylvester Sessions #72

Sylvester Sessions

Kelly wears Poets shirt dress.

Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich

Melbourne, Australia

What is it that you do?

I play bass in a band called 'Camp Cope' and by day I'm an educator in a preschool.

How did you fall into the music industry?

I've been playing music for as long as I can remember, my dad is a musician and also does music therapy. I begged him to teach me my whole childhood and he taught me guitar when my hands were big enough to fit around the neck. Now I just sort of make music with my best friends and travel around with them.

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Sylvester Sessions #71

Sylvester Sessions

Billie wears Kimono wrap dress.

Billie Culy

Haumoana, New Zealand

Tell us about what do you do.

I am an artist, who at the moment works with flowers.

How did your practice working with and photographing flowers come about?

I have always loved flower arranging and was influence by seeing my mum always doing this using flowers from her garden. After I left art school I wanted to make something for myself so decided to capture flower arrangements I was making.

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