Today I’d like to introduce you to Anette Schive. I’ve had the privilege of working with this lovely lady on two occasions – to shoot our AW14 & AW15 Look-books. Hailing from Norway Anette is an exceptionally talented photographer specialising in fashion and beauty. Currently based in Glasgow, UK, she is also the photo editor of HOPE ST Magazine. I absolutely adore her work and wanted to get to know a little bit more about the lady behind the lens.
Below : A recent favourite of mine. “Free The Pompom” shot by Anette for Hope St Magazine.
Where is home?
Cathcart, Glasgow – for now.
How did you discover photography?
I just slowly drifted into it. I went from drawing to digital art to photography, so I actually learnt Photoshop and retouching before I had any idea how to expose a picture correctly.
What inspires you and your work?
Absolutely anything! My latest moodboard was inspired by a book from the 1800s that I’m currently reading on Salem witch trials, and the one before that was based around a photo I came across on Tumblr of a cake with really rude frosting…
Above : “The tiger that came to tea” /Hope St Magazine
Describe a typical work week?
There’s really no such thing. Some weeks I’m stuck behind a computer screen 24/7, others I’m travelling to amazing places. The fun weeks more than make up for the boring ones though!
What type of cameras do you shoot with?
Whatever I’ve got with me. 😉
“Take Cover” / Shot By Anette Schive for Hope St Magazine/ Styled by Ozzy Shah
Can you tell us what you are working on at the moment?
I’ve actually just started researching a new personal project I’ll be working on for the next year or two that I’m very excited about. I won’t give away any details just yet but it’s gonna be both visually interesting and have an important message. I’m planning for it to result in an exhibition eventually.
Best piece of advice you can give aspiring photographers?
There’s this quote that says something like “if you keep doing what you’ve always done you’ll get the same results as you’ve always gotten”. I think that’s very important to keep in mind (in life in general, really!). We all feel stuck sometimes and that we’re not progressing fast enough, but instead of letting it bring you down take it as a sign that it’s time to dream even bigger and to come up with some crazy new ideas to keep moving forwards.
Favourite hour of the day?
When the sun’s quite low in the sky and the light is all yellow and warm and beautiful. Actually, any hour with great light is a good hour.
Favourite place in Scotland? In Norway?
I don’t really have a favourite place anywhere. As long as there’s more for me to discover, I’d rather go someplace new than back to somewhere I’ve been before.
Thank you Anette!