freelance

In the Studio with Louise Mead by Emma Morton

Louise represented by Scout Management

Louise represented by Scout Management

Louise Jane is a fully qualified Freelance Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist, who is represented by Scout Management. 3Objectives have worked alongside Louise on a few model shoots with a variation of clients and have witnessed her hands on approach. Louise was trained by Oscar & BAFTA award winning hair and makeup designer Peter Swords King, in the field of media hair and make up. She has also been trained in; TV/FilmTheatreBridalFashion & Editorial, etc.

-You – Name, Job Title and Company
Louise Jane, Makeup Artist

-Who is your inspiration?
This is such a hard one, as I have been inspired by many people not just in the makeup industry but for their work ethic and determination. Reading how many people have been successful in their careers and doing what they love, but for some its not been an easy path, where they’ve been turned down numerous times for opportunities and jobs or being told they’re not good enough to succeed, but through their hard work and determination they didn’t give up and became hugely successful. I find this to be so inspiring.

-What is your favourite piece of equipment?
My Chromawheel foundation, I absolutely love it! From its amazing coverage to its flawless finish, it stays on really well, its water resistant so that’s great for any shoots involving water.

-What made you choose your profession?
I have always loved transformation. I love seeing the before and after. I look at simile and create a look to best suit them, or creating a completely different character depending on the job. I was a nail technician before I became a hair and makeup artist, and it was the same thing, people would come to me with their nails needing tidying up or short and bitten and when tehy’d leave their nails were transformed. I get a buzz from doing someone hair and makeup, and thinking I created that look.

-Equipment you can't live without?
My makeup trolley kit. Being a hair and makeup artist, you have to have products to suit every hair type, skin type or tone. That’s A LOT of products! My trolley has different compartments and great to out my kit into and fid what I need easily, also wheeling it around is great because of the heavy weight of my kit!

-What are your achievements?
I've been lucky enough to do what I love as a career. I’ve been the hair and makeup artist on many photoshoots, commercials, music videos, short films and have had experience working in TV and film. In the commercial, photoshoot and short film area I have made my way up to her and makeup designer.

-What's the first album you bought?
The first album I ever owned was Backstreet Back by the Backstreet Boys.

-What is your favourite country visited?
Mexico!! I have been there three times, in different areas each time, and have loved it every time. I like to go out and do things when I go on holiday as well as a pool day, and there is lots to see and do in Mexico!

-What books, blogs or podcasts do you read or listen to?
I usually only have time to read a book if I am on holiday, so I don’t read much at all, apart from my hair and makeup bibles! One being Richard Corson’s, ‘The First 5,000 Years’.

-What do you do in your spare time?
My job is my hobby, so when i’m not working i’m usually practicing and learning new styles. i’m a foodie so I love to go out for nice meals and I enjoy watching films. If its a sunny day its nice to go out exploring new places. I’ve got a husband and two dogs and they certainly keep me entertained.

-If you were marooned on a desert island what 3 people (dead or alive) would you choose to be there with you and why?
My husband and parents. They are the three people in the world that I am closet to and I can rely on 100%. You want to be with people who you know will look out for you. Having said that I think throwing Bear Grylls into the mix would be a sensible idea!

In the Studio with Enda Leahy by Emma Morton

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Meet Enda Leahy, a talented freelance photographer that 3Objectives work closely and collaborate with. Enda excels in producing interior, event, portrait and head shot photography.

-You – Name, Job Title and Company

Enda Leahy ( Leahy is my Mam’s maiden name)

-Who is your inspiration?

 My Mother, Una Leahy.

-What is your favourite piece of equipment?

 Pentax 6x7
-Equipment you can't live without?

 My eyes :)

-What's the first album you bought?

 Star Wars sound track

-What is your favourite country visited?

 India

-What do you do in your spare time?

 Sport, Galleries, Cinema, Travel.



In the Studio with Toni Caroline by Emma Morton

Toni Caroline

Toni Caroline

Meet Toni Caroline, a London based stylist and art director who's clients include Paul Smith, Jack Wills, White Stuff, and many more. Toni lives in North London and is a regular at the 3Objectives Studio, she is in the throws of starting a cinema club!

-You – Name, Job Title and Company
Toni Caroline, Freelance Stylist

-Who is your inspiration?
Joan Didion (Journalist)

-What is your favourite piece of equipment?
My favourite bit of work equipment is probably the trusty bulldog clip - I use them on a daily basis!

-What made you choose your profession?
I actually wanted to be a fashion journalist, but after a couple of years interning and assisting in the industry I realised that I really enjoyed the more visual aspect of fashion; photography and styling.

-Equipment you can't live without?
My laptop!

-What are your achievements?
Dictating my own direction in life and making work a fun, sociable thing to do :)

-What's the first album you bought?
I remember buying Blink 182, take off your pants and jacket when I was 11, before that I think I had single CD and tapes!

-If you were the Mayor of London for the day what would you change?
I would bring all the rent down!

-What is your favourite country visited?
America! California is stunning and so clean

-What books, blogs or podcasts do you read or listen to?
I love reading fantasy fiction. At the moment I am reading The Bear and the Nightingale, The Sky at Night, Book of the Moon, Eragon (before bed), and I’m listening to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets read by Stephen Fry!

-What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to watch films (at home and at the cinema), read and cook!

-If you were marooned on a desert island what 3 people (dead or alive) would you choose to be there with you and why?
My boyfriend, best friend and his (future) boyfriend; we can drink and explore and cook tasty island food together!

In the Studio with Veronika Speigl-James by Emma Morton

Veronika Speigl-James, Photographer Retoucher  www.veronikaspeigl.com

Veronika Speigl-James, Photographer Retoucher
www.veronikaspeigl.com

Veronika Speigl-James is a skilled and experienced freelance photographer-retoucher from Regensburg in Germany. She has worked with 3Objectives Director, Paul Downes at other photographic and media companies, and has freelanced on and off with 3Objectives since the formation of the company (8 years ago!). Veronika is a well regarded and trusted member of the team and her husband, Adam created the 3Objectives company logo! Due to her experience she has many stories to tell, so check out her answers below!

-You – Name, Job Title and Company
Veronika Speil-James, Photographer

-Who is your inspiration?
I’m inspired by getting lost in London or alternatively, getting out of London. Anything that gets me to look at things afresh triggers my brain into new projects and ideas.

-What is your favourite piece of equipment?
My favourite piece of equipment is a plastic diffuser on top of my flash that makes me look like a lightbulb. It’s the best diffuser I’ve had on a portable flash and always makes events more fun to shoot, as it makes people curious what it could be.

-What made you choose your profession?
I started photography at a very young age and it was always what I wanted to do. It’s definitely not the easiest career path but I’m really happy I stuck with it, as I still wouldn’t want to do anything else more than take pictures for a living.

-Equipment you can't live without?
I’d be lost without my contact lenses. I’m really short sighted which seems a bit ironic for a photographer but they probably make my sight more accurate than a person without sight problems would have.

-What are your achievements?
I’ve been in a few exhibitions over the years, including a couple of solo ones. The last one I was in I couldn’t be at as I had just given birth 3 days before but it was fun to see my pictures exhibited while I was off work. Another thing I loved was getting a commission I'd normally incorporate in a personal project. I had to take nights shots of office buildings. It was the ideal mix of architecture and people as you get little insights into work life and how structures and people work together. One of my solo shows was in connection with Green Open Homes and also gave me that mix of photography which I love: Architecture and people.

-What's the first album you bought?
The first album I bought (on tape!) was Bob Marley / Legend. 

-If you were the Mayor of London for the day what would you change?
If I was the Mayor of London for a day I would arrange plans for more swimmingpools and lidos with a proper space around them to chill out and have fun. Lots of kids and youths would have something else to do. There'd be plenty of pool space without lanes and slow medium and fast lanes would become a thing of the past. People could just use their courtesy and own brain to get (or swim) along in the pool.

-What is your favourite country visited?
Favourite country I’ve visited, tough one! There are so many bits in different countries I love, so it’s difficult to pick one favourite. It probably has to be Ecuador. It was the first South American country I'd visited and I learnt to speak Spanish there. I love the geographical variety you get in a relatively small country, the food is great too snd I haven't even been to the cloud forest or the coast yet.

-What books, blogs or podcasts do you read or listen to?
At the moment I'm reading Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat, nicely written mix of someone's career path and the chemistry of food, great illustrations too.

-What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I experiment with food, often incorporating fermentation. When I have time for a trip I usually go somewhere based on a starting point to do with food, music or art. Recently I went to a Chinese restaurant near city airport. The food was amazing and the view was water, rowing boats and planes. Years ago I went to Portishead just to see where the inspiration for the music of the band came from. Made complete sense, all there was was a muddy beach and a couple of lone shops that were shut. Perfectly and great location to listen to the album to.

-If you were marooned on a desert island what 3 people (dead or alive) would you choose to be there with you and why?
If I was marooned on a desert island, I’d choose my husband and two kids to be there with me. We’re already used to sharing a smallish space and spend every day together so any challenges thrown at us would be easier to handle and for the nice moments we love a holiday together so we’d be sorted there too.