Claire is a born and raised international nomad. Her travels brought her to London five years ago to undertake her studies in Environment & Sustainable Development. Exposed to the city’s art and music scenes, gigging has become second nature - if she isn't watching a gig, she's working at one. And if she's not listening to music, she's talking about it. A self-proclaimed bass-head and electronica fan, Claire is always looking for new beats and fresh tunes. All in all, this leaves just a little bit of time to double up as an artful photographer too.
Since graduating last year Fiona has worked at a number of celebrity magazines, but her music blog landed her work at a record company where she did A&R work and press releases. As well as IDOL she also writes for Losing Today Magazine and Itchy London.
Alina Negoita or Sohodoll, Romanian born and London based since last September, first year art student.My achievements so far reflect on what I aim to become in the future: I am a highly creative individual who thrives in an environment of freedom, independence and innovation. I don’t need a room of my own, as the intimate space for manifesting creative power; my strength lies in expansion and absorption of the living force from everything I come into contact with. This
has developed my communication and adaptation skills, which I find quintessential for practicing a life of art through interaction, be it human or inter-disciplinary.
Emmy the Great
Using symbols borrowed from fairy tales and mythology, Emmy added the icons that have replaced them in our modern consciousness – industrial buildings, mushroom clouds, West London’s Trellick Tower. This was Emmy’s personal collection of myths that she fitted to her music – a genre she refers to as digital medieval. She’d noticed that women only make it through the woods in big myths if they keep their virtue and she felt lost in the woods twice...
Born and raised in the nowhere lands of Surrey, Tom found himself having not much to do other than draw and sit in front of a computer throughout his early stages of life.Now He's an avid music follower, gig goer and general beer drinker.After completing a BA Hons Graphic Design degree scoring a high 2:1, Tom went down the internship road and after turning down three of them, scored a Digital Design position at Warner Music International. Armed with his immense Illustration skills he took Warner by storm and ended up securing a permanent Junior Designer position. The team over at IDOL magazine have been a pleasure to work with, and he looks forward to getting involved with issue 3 of this great magazine.
Born in Singapore, raised in Hong Kong and spent most of her life in England, Genna Soh is a photographer who touches on both fashion and documentary photography. Having travelled the world she finds art and culture as a centre part of her interests alongside Music, Film, Fashion and pretty much anything creative. Genna reviews events for the Art and Culture side of the IDOL blog, whilst regularly taking photographs, inspiring and loving what our London-town has to offer.
Spanish born, East London-based photographer Mariona Vilarós background in Art Direction (having graduated with a BA in Advertising and Public Relations), had her working for several different Advertising Agencies in Madrid for over three years. However, in 2009, her secret passion for photography made her move to London to study a Foundation Degree in Photography at the City of Westminster College, which she completed in June 2011. She is now a contributing photographer at IDOL, enjoying herself while covering all sorts of fashion and music events for the magazine and capturing Londoners’ eye-catching style with her street style photography.
Natascha started as an arts & culture columnist in Athens, initially specializing on the blossoming alternative music scene of the city. A terrible failure as a groupie, she landed her dream job at an international creative bureau based in Athens and New York, before being appointed editor in chief of an influential Greek art publication. A restless overachiever, she soon allocated to London where she is currently pursuing a masters degree in the anthropology of media, studying Turkish at the School of Oriental and African Studies and working as an art & fashion writer for publications as diverse as Think Africa Press and trend Bible Fashion156.com.