Creative Diaries | Andria Lindquist | Curated by Breanna Rose

Andria Lindquist is a previous client of mine and talented photographer based in Seattle. She’s full of spunk and has a keen eye for creating beautifully consistent imagery. Her cohesive style is very apparent, as you’ll soon see. For this creative diary entry, she was to focus on one single work day and answer a few simple questions about the good, the bad, and the inspiring. This is what happened, truthfully.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING THAT YOU DID THIS MORNING : Read emails in my bed. Let my sister into my apartment. Made coffee. Answered emails. Went to Bar Method.

DESCRIBE ONE CHALLENGE THAT YOU FACED : When you have a long list of get after it’s … it can be hard to accomplish anything of substance because it’s really easy to bounce around. I only do this when I have a ton to do, which is now. I bounce here, do 3 emails. Go there, organize images to send to a client. Get ready for a shoot, go back there. Do this and little of that. Really, I get far less work done as opposed to sticking to ONE task, completing, and moving on. My challenge today is to actually accomplish things instead of bouncing between to-do’s.

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DESCRIBE ONE ACCOMPLISHMENT YOU ACHIEVED : I’m writing this! I didn’t give up when I wanted to in Bar. I pushed myself because of a great instructor. I managed to eat a real meal prior to heading out for a shoot. And I showered!

Creative Diaries | Andria Lindquist | Curated by Breanna Rose

DESCRIBE ONE THING YOU LEARNED : I need to do the things I don’t want to do, FIRST. Then go on to the others. I just need to.

WHAT IS THE LAST THING YOU DID FOR WORK : Just plain ol’ email. Nothing fancy about it. A necessity, but not one you always want to keep up on. I aim to do “email days” which also include booking travel, writing, and sending invoices. And then I have “edit days” where I ignore everything and just edit images.

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AND JUST FOR FUN, DID YOU EAT ANYTHING TASTY : YES. I’m into Naan bread at the moment. It’s oven-baked flatbread, common in Asia. It’s delicious. I put it in the oven for a few minutes and then just break it and eat it with hummus ( spinach-artichoke, today ). It’s filling and lovely.

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  1. Amanda says:

    seriously loving this series. I’m always on the lookout for creative workflow inspiration, and this entry (and the previous one!) really deliver. I definitely relate to how easy it is to do a little of everything, especially when you’re busy, and end up accomplishing very little of anything.

    On a more general note, your blog is the bees knees. Keep it up!!
    -Amanda :)

  2. Absolutely love her work. I mean common, who makes naan and hummus look that legit?! Great post Bre!

  3. nesha says:

    Okay, this lady has mad photography skills. One point she said really struck me: ‘I need to do the things I don’t want to do, FIRST. Then go on to the others. I just need to.’ I totally get that. Great interview!
    PS. Congrats on your engagement!!!

  4. Angel Y. says:

    Andria’s photos are gorgeous! It is extremely hard to not go between tasks and get things completed but when you are able to complete things in that manner, you feel extremely accomplished. This post has given me Naan cravings for sure. Love this series!

  5. Quyen says:

    Great series and questions! The portfolio is beautiful! Doing the most challenging thing first is important to me because it is when I have the most energy and clear mind of the day.
    http://liveitinerantly.com

  6. I’ve been a big, big fan of Andria’s for a while now. Great feature on her :)

  7. alex anne says:

    love andria and love this series. more please. :)

  8. Oh my … I’ve been trying to improve my photography and editing skills lately. As I’m trying to take my blog more seriously and starting new projects, I NEED to be able to do good pictures. And I think SHE is going to be my number 1 inspiration from now on. Because those colors are just perfect, how come she ended with such a beautiful, full of poetry result?
    Well, I guess I’m gonna need to work on that !
    Cheers to talented people and to you who put together this little series !

    • breanna says:

      Right!? I know she was a guest blogger on the Visual Supply Company blog awhile back where she did a screen cast on her editing process, so maybe give that a try? Just google her name + VSCO or something like that, you should be able to find it. :)

  9. em says:

    this is a rad series and andria is the raddest. nice work ladies. xo

  10. Chelsea says:

    Love these creative diaries posts, can’t wait to see more. x

  11. Joy @ OSS says:

    Great interview! Love her photos.

  12. Stephanie says:

    “Get After Its”

    Love the expression! I also especially love that first picture of the room through the archway. Lovely.

  13. Brooke says:

    Big fan of Andria’s work, have been for years! This is definitely a fun series too – love seeing other perspectives and learning your relationships.

  14. Shayla says:

    I really like this series Brianna. I enjoyed reading this one and Cassie’s looking forward to more; I hope you’ll include some more unheard of bloggers and artist like Andria vs the usual round of suspects; but either way it’s a great series. :)

  15. Brittanny says:

    I loved this! I’m a big fan of Andria’s. The dream is for her to photograph my wedding someday.

  16. Colleen Ivy says:

    Love her + love your site! I always end up here when clicking on other pics around the web <3

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