An Eye For The Unloved
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An Eye For The Unloved
Creatives: Amy Walsh
Amy Walsh is a Manchester-based photographer. She can often be found photographing weddings and other special occasions for an extremely happy list of clients
What are you listening to?
Theo Parrish: Summertime is Here (for that brief annual moment)
Lonnie Liston Smith: Expansions (for a creative kick up the arse)
David Crosby: Music is Love (for wine-induced epiphanies)
Kate Bush: Cloudbusting (for amateur contemporary dance whilst cleaning)
What's on your feet?
Clark's desert boots I bought for £5.99... Don't mean to be smug but I've kept the price on purposely.
Where's your favourite place to be?
The Peak District - nowt like feeling the wind on yer chops.
Middle-eastern, hash browns and mayonnaise. Not together, although....
Favourite TV series?
The Sopranos, hey T!
Who would you most like to meet?
Alain de Botton and Steve Coogan.
Which places would you most like to visit?
Lisbon and San Francisco look up my street.
Favourite album cover?
I have Brian Eno & Robert Fripp - Evening Star record on my wall at the moment.
Who's your favourite artist?
Ana Kras (Ikebana albums) and Ryan McGinley for more current contemporary photography.
Ariele Alasko for craft and interiors.
Mike Matas for photofilms.
Ai Weiwei and Jaume Plensa for installations.
We are Küla: a collective of multi-disciplinary, independent creatives, working together to deliver amazing results.
Sometimes being a freelance can feel like you are living in a Smiths song. The self-doubt, the isolation, the shyness that is criminally vulgar and the occasional vicar in a tutu. This can stifle the joy of being creative and can teeter you on the edge of being a right miserable git. Küla was born out of shared packets of crisps, disgruntled moaning and, most of all, out of a yearning to be better. We wanted to be better at being the creative, unique, surprising, inspired individuals we fundamentally were. Our frustrations fed our imaginations and we got excited thinking of the kind of work we would love to be part of and the kind of gang we would want to do that work with.
We asked ourselves, what if we collected together freelancers who felt like us and everyone brought their own style and perspective to a brief? What if our creatives were carefully selected, assessing portfolios and working styles to determine how suited candidates are to the way we collaborate - no tyrants, no passengers. What if were all given opportunity to creatively lead a project depending on our suitability to the work? What if our aim was to deliver beautiful, effective results for our clients and both sides enjoyed the experience? What if we were honest, communicative, encouraging, enthusiastic, inspired, approachable and very proud of our work?
What if we called our collective Küla?