Catherine Losing - Artist Interview Series - Electric Objects

Catherine Losing

London, UK
Main artwork 1Cuban Shop Windows with Anna Lomax and The Forge
Main artwork 2Money Talks with Anna Lomax
Main artwork 4Going for Gold with Bompas and Parr

“Catherine and her collaborators create moments of fantasy in their still life shoots. Even when the subject is mundane objects of everyday life, each image bursts with energy and surprise.”

— Zoë, Electric Objects
Can we see a picture of your workspace and/or desktop?
A1
Where are you typing this from?

Conde Nast studios in Milan, I'm shooting for Italian Vogue's Accessory supplement. I'm just waiting for the Set designer to set up one of the shots.

What do you watch/listen to while working?

Right now ESG are playing. There's normally a lot of old stuff Post Punk, 90s rap, 80s Pop.

What have you been working on lately?

My last job was directing an ad for Grolsch. I've also been doing a lot of editorials that are yet to come out. With set designers Anna Lomax and Sarah Parker

What work of yours are you most proud of?

I'm not sure really. I like different things for different reasons. I was really proud when the British Journal of Photography featured one of my projects on their cover. It's a real institution here in the UK and I wan't expecting it.


A2
What tools do you use in your work?

It varies from job to job, but today it's a load of Broncolor kit. A Phase One 645DF Body Kit with IQ180 back, lots of manfrotto grip. A couple of assitants, a stylist and a few set designers

Any last advice for the folks just starting out?

Make work that makes you happy and if it turns out other people like it too, that's just a bonus.

Top Four Most Influential Visuals
R1

David Hockney, The Big Hawthorne, 2008


Supermarket Sweep with Dale Winton


R2

Anything by Barbara Hepworth


This Video for Daft Punk by Michel Gondry

What are the best places to see your work?
What sites do you visit for inspiration?

I absolutely love Tumblr.

Whose work do you follow?
What are your favorite galleries, museums, exhibits, etc.?

Thanks for the interview,
Catherine