TLC Top 5 with Savannah Van der Niet
This is our way of showing how much we love our favourite people – Artists.
So we started a blog to inspire creative folk, with content provided by local artists and artsworkers from the Moreton Bay region.
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Name: Savannah Van der Niet
I’m a teenage design student, with a love for photography and all things arty. I carry a sketchbook and camera almost everywhere. My current projects include small photoshoots, organising craft events, and mapping ideas for a portrait series. I’m inspired my music, the world and all the beauty of it. I’ve been featured in Brisbane based publications such as Moustache Magazine and Quirk Quarterly as well as online blogs and a recent exhibition, but my proudest moments are compliments about how my work makes people feel. That’s what makes it worth it. I’m excited about the Brisbane creative scene, and about being a part of that.
1. Favourite Quote
“Not all who wander are lost” – Oscar Wilde
2. Song, Musician or Writer that inspires you.
Angus and Julia Stone. Most people have one band they really connect with, and for me it’s them. I remember my search to find their first EP and the excitement when they released their first album. They’ve guided who I am, and I associate them with different times in my life. Creatively, they’ve been the basis of some of my works and are forever giving me new ideas.
3. Photo / Piece of Artwork
Tough call, my favourites change all the time! This is one I love by my favourite photographer, Karrah Kobus. It was an idea she had that worked out how she’d imagined by stumbling across turf and an abandoned house. The simplicity of the model and the earth tones make for a beautiful capture. I’m not usually a huge fan of post production, but I’m drawn to her works, and particularly the stories she tells along with them.
4. Online Video
This video is a film clip made completely with stop motion. It’s the first stop motion I remember seeing, and sent me on a creative high, spending 13 hours making a stop motion video. When so much has been done before, it’s encouraging seeing people flourishing with new ideas.
5. Gig/Event – Something to Do