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Stories / Sep 24, 2020

Chrome Art Corps: Qu


MEET THE CHROME ART CORPS: QU

Photographer, musician, stylist, designer – Qu does it all and makes it look easy. We were stoked to collaborate with her as photographer and stylist for our newly launched Mono-CHROME collection. Check out our interview with Qu and some BTS from the recent shoot below

5 QUESTIONS WITH QU

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION?
I get a lot of inspiration from architecture, films, music, art, and color.  I’m also endlessly inspired by my friends and their artwork. We tend to challenge each other and provide working feedback on projects. Some days I wake up feeling more visually inspired and then by evening, all I want to do is make music. Most days, my mind is split in two. I find myself more visually active during the day (which is when I usually shoot/design), and more sonically inspired at night. Business has started to slow down, so I’m finding myself writing/recording more music with my band Wet Dream. Having multiple creative disciplines is a constant state of balance, but I feel blessed that I get to live off of my art.


WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING YOU MADE THAT YOU CONSIDERED ART?
Songs. I started writing music when I was 16, and was in multiple bands throughout high school. From an early age, music was just another language of mine to express myself. It’s always felt natural and has always been a huge part of my life.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PIECE YOU’VE MADE AND WHY?
My all-time favorite work I’ve created is my band Wet Dream’s last album “Future Nostalgic.” It encapsulates the fragility of anxiety, dreams, fears, hopes for an ever accelerating society and the neo-technological landscape that has come to define it. Lyrically, sonically, and visually; this whole campaign is very near and dear to my heart and has evolved to a whole other meaning now. Lately, I’ve been feeling future nostalgic.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TECHNIQUE?
For set styling, I like to keep in mind the fibonacci spiral. Compositionally, it always gives me a well-balanced image.

WHO ARE 5 ARTISTS YOU’RE FOLLOWING RIGHT NOW?
Yayoi Kusama, Petra Collins, Suzanne Saroff David Stenbeck, Michal Pudelka

Qu // Generalqu.com // @general_qu

Check out our FW20 Mono-CHROME Collection Here and the rest of the Chrome Art Corps