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Angela + Ithyle Angela + Ithyle beauty capturers. artistic analysts. why askers.

Photographers and directors Angela and Ithyle teamed up when they realized how much fun it could be. They like to travel by hot air balloon and eat grape popsicles. [www.angelaandithyle.com]

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As an artist, I’m always focusing on the ability to remain creative while still running a creative business. Not losing sight of that balance is what’s most important for me.

Angela

Every day we try harder to create work that’s authentic and not swayed by the temperature of the new digital movement. Everything seems to get recycled and reinvented over and over again online. Everything’s so accessible now. To make authentic work, we have to really think about it. 

People don’t ask themselves Why? often enough, like Why has this become meaningful to me? A big part of creating and of life in general is articulation. When I’m developing my own style and even my own life, I really look at basic things. When I look at something that’s beautiful, I ask myself What makes this beautiful? It helps me navigate my artistic tastes.

Ithyle

Whenever we drive through neighborhoods, I’ll say something like, “Oh, look at that house,” and then we’ll have a conversation about what we find so compelling about the house. We do this kind of thing when we’re looking at an architectural magazine or when we’re in a museum.

Angela

We don’t give enough credit to how inspiring our own lives are. We’re always reaching out to the Internet or to other people to inspire us, but when we actually look at our own lives critically, we find beauty there.

Ithyle

Sometimes, we get so bogged down with office happenings and phone calls and Internet and emails. Every day, it’s like “Oh my goodness, it’s 5 (or 6 or 7) pm and we have to get out of the office!” My goal is to make more time to make art.  

Angela

There are times when I collect more art supplies than I create art. I buy a tube of paint because the color is so inspirational and it stays in the tube because I’m in front of the computer responding to a billion emails. I need fruition from my art supply purchasing. We give our priorities the respect they deserve by saying, “I’m going to take today and make something. So I may not answer your email for another 12 hours. And that’s okay.”

I want to be authentic enough to say, “This is what’s important to me.” Then, in light of that, let everything else fall away.

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