In Chapter 3 of 13, fashion stylist Lulu Chen shares how her early art experience, specifically painting, inspires her future ...
transition into editorial pictorial formats within the publishing and fashion industries.
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Turning a Painting Passion into a Fashion Career
Erik Michielsen: What about the two-dimensional image in spires you creatively?
Lulu Chen: Well, I started painting when I was nine and to me – I'm very comfortable in a two-D medium and I've always loved print, and I’ve always love painting, because painting is taking a three- dimensional visual and transferring it into a two-D surface.
I think I really liked the tangible feeling of paper, of a medium that you can really look at and touch but not really touch.
Erik Michielsen: And how was that played out over the course of years as you’ve transitioned away from painting, let's say to more of the publishing and pictorial format?
Lulu Chen: Well, I've always loved the visual. I always wanted to be a painter, but I guess a job, a grown up career, I kind of molded the painting aspect of inspiration in art into a more commercial and tangible motif with it.
It's very interesting to create a two-dimensional image versus film or video which is three- dimensional, because I guess you could cheat it in different ways and you manipulate the smoke and mirrors behind a two-D images a little bit different that perhaps film.
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