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Emma English’s photography is one of a kind. It gently illustrates real, natural life in the United Kingdom. Her pictures are definitely a treat for us Americans, as we rarely get to see what goes on across the pond. Check out Emma’s deviantART account for more great pictures and drawings!

First off, I would like to thank you for letting me conduct this interview. Please tell me a bit about yourself.

I’m Emma (aka Tofu-lion91) and I’m 16. I take art and photography at college and I’ve been doodling and drawing most of my life.

What or who would you say inspires you?

With my photography it’s just the diversity of people and how interesting they can be. I love really natural shots that capture what that person’s about. With my painting it’s the beauty of landscape and Kurt Jackson is my idol and heavily influences my work.

How did you get into creating your artwork?

It’s mostly college work and I probably wouldn’t get round to doing it if it wasn’t set by the college as work.

What are your plans for the future?

Join the police force but keep art and photography as a hobby. I don’t want it as a job or I might end up getting fed up of it!

Have any inspiring words for any young upcoming artists out there?

Keep practising and take art and photography at school/college! It’s incredible how much you can learn from just being taught properly.

Thank You.

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Ryan Balogh is an amazing photographer. I met him on a gaming forum and he was very eager to do this showcase with me. He also has some poetry and short stories that you should check out on his deviantART account.

First off, I would like to thank you for letting me conduct this interview. Please tell me a bit about yourself.

No problem I’m really excited about doing this actually. Well… hmm there isn’t too much to tell, but I’ll try. Well first off my name is Ryan… I live in Illinois near Chicago. And I’m only fifteen years old… sixteen in a couple months.

What or who would you say inspires you?

My photography teacher in high school has always been a great inspiration to me. He creates great works that I really admire. I guess I also admire other art students at my school because they just seem to be so good and so talented; however there are a few who seem to think that they’re way too good for anyone else…. But yeah there are definitely some great minds out there that I see every day that really get to me and make me want to become a better artist.

How did you get into creating your artwork?

I was drawing ever since I was a kid. Drawing had been my first form of expression and I loved to do it. I’m not popular, I’m not good at sports, and I’m the quiet, scrawny kid who sits in the back of the so art has always been a great way of self expressing for me. After drawing I started to write and then I soon started to take pictures. Things just progressed from there. I fueled myself on green tea and inspiration from the things around me. My travels in art have been great and I hope that they continue as well. There is still a lot of time in this world and I want to make the most of it with the art I create.

What are your plans for the future?

My plans for the future eh? Well I’m conflicted actually…. I like to draw, take pictures, and write, so I have no idea if I want to become an illustrator or a photographer or a writer…. I hope to be able to make something though, something that people will recognize and say: “Wow… that’s great”, something that is universally understood and appreciated it. That’s my goal for my art…. As for me just myself… well I’ve always wanted to go to Japan and get married… that’s on my list too.

Have any inspiring words for any young upcoming artists out there?

Haha I’m still really young I dunno if I can give any advice…. Well just try and find something that you love, that you really like to do and be one with it. Love it, ya know? Find a way to get your dreams realized. Remember what Yoda said: “Try not, do or do not”, man I’m such a nerd….

Thank You.

Ryan out!