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Creator Spotlight: Grant Legan

Tell us a little about yourself. What are you passionate about, what do you do for a living? Do you do photography full-time?

I am originally from a suburb of Chicago, I started traveling in 2008 and haven’t really stopped since. The first out of country trip was to Australia, I met friends from all over the world, and realized how incredibly massive it is. I became obsessed with seeing new things. As I began traveling I consistently heard “have you been to _____, its incredible.. and my list never really stops growing. I am a full time photographer, I shoot a crossover of Fashion and Travel. A travel story with a brand in mind is how I like to see it. Telling the story of a particular brand through a new location.

What drives your passion for photography? What inspires you?

My passion currently lies in traveling, the architecture, the fashion sense, the culture the language. Its beautiful. There is something new, interesting, and beautiful at every new place I find myself. I love that most. Stepping out of the airport at a new location and having every corner be something I have never seen before, I like to see things I am unfamiliar with. I am inspired by light mostly, and how a place makes me feel. That and music… I will forever be moved by music, it inspires a mood that I then try to find in my images.

What kind of gear are you shooting with besides your phone?

I always find this question quite funny, I am so not a techy type of photographer, I never have been… never had the biggest or the best.. I’ve always had the one that works.  I actually have been shooting on the same camera for about 6 years until last week in Spain when it became totally waterlogged. It has been such a faithful companion, I went out and got the exact same one to replace it. With any art form (painting, writing, music, cooking…ect) It is never the brush, the pen, the guitar or the stove that make their creations impactful, but they way they experience things in their life or something internal. I use my phone pretty often for instagram as a quick way to capture a moment… I am not really a planner in any area of my life, so when things happen in an instant I have my phone near by to get the snap.

When you are out shooting—how much of it is instinctual versus planned? Tell us a bit about your editing process.

Haha, yup, not a planner at all. Most of it is when I see something interesting, or a moment that I admire, or when the lighting is just right. For editing, I usually look at my images as a contact sheet. Choose the most interesting as a thumbnail. If I like how it is composed from far, i get a closer look to make sure the subject is just right up close. and edit from there.

Who are two other Instagrammers that inspire you? Why?

A favorite is @ChrisCreature for a long time, he is just really in it when he shoots and you can see his mind working when he sees something. It’s not contrived from something else… he’s just in it, he sees something or feels something and creates it. His images speak to the cinematic perspective. His images always feel to have a story, I always look forward to his images. @ravivora as well. His travel images are incredible. There is something beautifully ethereal about the mood in his images.

What is your favorite city in the world? Favorite country? If you could travel to any place in the world, where would it be?

Geesh thats a hard one. I have so many, each place I have ever been holds something incredible. There is something very romantic about coastal cities like Positano and Santorini.. Felt like I was in a film as I wandered the streets…. I also love Barcelona for its chill vibe, the naps and the beautiful winding streets. Australia holds a special place in my heart since It was the first place I went outside of the US on my own. The top places on my list currently are Morocco, Hong Kong, Egypt, Antarctica and Iceland.

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[TRANS] FULL IVY CLUB INTERVIEW

[TRANS] FULL IVY CLUB INTERVIEW

Q: Which members do you think looks more like the maknae?
SEHUN: Tao, D.O & Chen.

Q: As the maknae, who do you think is the cutest?
SEHUN: D.O & Chen.

Q: What makes you feel good?
SEHUN: The places where EXO walks, when there’s food… Really touched.

Q: Out of so many hairstyles you’ve once had, which one do you think satisfied you most?
SEHUN: Grey and Gold(Blond)

Q: If you’re given a day to be the oldest, what would you like to do?
SEHUN: Buy things for the younger ones.

Q: Leader Suho’s interview skills are getting better! Is there any secret practices behind this?
SUHO: Thank you for the compliment… I just read more books. heheh.

Q: EXO don’t have a fanclub name as of now, as the leader, have you thought of any fanclub name?
SUHO: actually i like quite alot of them but i think… EXO-LOVE??..

Q: When do you find yourself the most handsome?
KRIS: Always baby~

Q: Your airport fashion is the best. What’s the secret behind this?
KRIS: As long as you have the fashion sense, the price and brand don’t really matter. You must have the handsome genes. Wear it with soul and emotion. Make it yours.

Q: Is there’s any type of uniform style you’ll like to try on?
LUHAN: Ivy Club Style

Q: TV Dramas are all in Korea. What have you been watching recently to improve your Korean?
LUHAN: The Heirs.

Q: While wearing a school uniform for this photoshoot, it must have reminded you of school days. What were you like during your school days?
LUHAN: The one who likes sports.

Q: The secret to your V shaped face?
LUHAN: I don’t know.

Q: You guys also use Korean in TV Shows in China. Is it for the sake of the Korean members or are you guys used to it?
LUHAN: We got used to it, and it all just came out like that.

Q: What’s the language settings on your phone? Korean or Chinese?
LUHAN: Chinese.

Q: Your English pronounciations is really good! What’s the reason behind this?
D.O: I have no idea why either. I listen to English songs alot and sing along to it. And i think that my pronounciation is just normal!

Q: When do you find yourself the most attractive?
D.O: Hm.. On stage.

Q: What do you feel about being the first EXO member to be filming a movie? And what do you feel like doin gin the future?
D.O: Although i’m nervous, but i’ve been practicing alot. I want to be a manly person in the future.

Q: What do you cook the best?
D.O: Should be pasta.

Q: Favourite Movie Genre?
D.O: I like most of them though. But i guess it would be fantasy and action movie.

Q: EXO seems to be like really lucky nowadays. If you could go back to a particular time, which period would you like to go back to?
TAO: There’s alot. I would like to go back to Wolf Promoting Era. because it’s the first time we fully promoted together as EXO. It’s really meaningful.

Q: What’s the most difficult part in the crying scene of MID?
TAO: Feelings. But since i like to act ever since i’m small, it’s not that hard.

Q: Activities you like to do?
TAO: Basketball, Wushu, Diving.

Q: If you aren’t a singer, what would you be?
TAO: Learn how to act.

Q: 2013 ended. For this year, what is a must do thing?
LAY: Go home and spend time with my family.

Q: How to have a smile as nice as yours?
LAY: Smile naturally.

Q: Oppa with healing powers, what do you do when you’re bored?
LAY: Compose songs.

Q: What does the ‘L’ sign means? Does it means LOVE or LAY?
LAY: LOVE LAY.

Q: What’s your favourite Korean word?
LAY: Best.

Q: You mentioned in MID that you would like to have a party with fans and cook for them. What would you like to cook for them?
LAY: Fried Eggs.

Q: I have sleeping issues, Is there any ways to overcome this?
KAI: Just sleep early.

Q: How was Kai like when he was a student?
KAI: A quiet boy with dreams. Not a one who sleeps and dream..

Q: Among the members of EXO who do you admire most?
CHEN: Kai. His dancing skills. But i still think i’m the best.

Q:Which part of your body are you most satisfied with?
XIUMIN: Legs.

Q: What’s the deepest impression made when from Laws of the Jungle?
CHANYEOL: LOTJ Brought me alot of different feelings. It’s not about senior and junior relationship but brother relationship. Best thing was the stories and more.

Q: As the rich teeth member, what’s the secret behind this?
CHANYEOL: Brush my teeth. Every corner.

Q: As a guy with such pretty hands, what are your secret behind this?
BAEKHYUN: Handcream.


KOR to CHI trans by ray.
CHI to ENG trans by EXOFFICAL.
TAKE OUT WITH FULL CREDITS

140109 FULL IVY CLUB INTERVIEW - EXO
  • Q: Which members do you think looks more like the maknae?
  • SEHUN: Tao, D.O & Chen.
  • Q: As the maknae, who do you think is the cutest?
  • SEHUN: D.O & Chen.
  • Q: What makes you feel good?
  • SEHUN: The places where EXO walks, when there's food... Really touched.
  • Q: Out of so many hairstyles you've once had, which one do you think satisfied you most?
  • SEHUN: Grey and Gold(Blond)
  • Q: If you're given a day to be the oldest, what would you like to do?
  • SEHUN: Buy things for the younger ones.
  • Q: Leader Suho's interview skills are getting better! Is there any secret practices behind this?
  • SUHO: Thank you for the compliment... I just read more books. heheh.
  • Q: EXO don't have a fanclub name as of now, as the leader, have you thought of any fanclub name?
  • SUHO: actually i like quite alot of them but i think... EXO-LOVE??..
  • Q: When do you find yourself the most handsome?
  • KRIS: Always baby~
  • Q: Your airport fashion is the best. What's the secret behind this?
  • KRIS: As long as you have the fashion sense, the price and brand don't really matter. You must have the handsome genes. Wear it with soul and emotion. Make it yours.
  • Q: Is there's any type of uniform style you'll like to try on?
  • LUHAN: Ivy Club Style
  • Q: TV Dramas are all in Korea. What have you been watching recently to improve your Korean?
  • LUHAN: The Heirs.
  • Q: While wearing a school uniform for this photoshoot, it must have reminded you of school days. What were you like during your school days?
  • LUHAN: The one who likes sports.
  • Q: The secret to your V shaped face?
  • LUHAN: I don't know.
  • Q: You guys also use Korean in TV Shows in China. Is it for the sake of the Korean members or are you guys used to it?
  • LUHAN: We got used to it, and it all just came out like that.
  • Q: What's the language settings on your phone? Korean or Chinese?
  • LUHAN: Chinese.
  • Q: Your English pronounciations is really good! What's the reason behind this?
  • D.O: I have no idea why either. I listen to English songs alot and sing along to it. And i think that my pronounciation is just normal!
  • Q: When do you find yourself the most attractive?
  • D.O: Hm.. On stage.
  • Q: What do you feel about being the first EXO member to be filming a movie? And what do you feel like doin gin the future?
  • D.O: Although i'm nervous, but i've been practicing alot. I want to be a manly person in the future.
  • Q: What do you cook the best?
  • D.O: Should be pasta.
  • Q: Favourite Movie Genre?
  • D.O: I like most of them though. But i guess it would be fantasy and action movie.
  • Q: EXO seems to be like really lucky nowadays. If you could go back to a particular time, which period would you like to go back to?
  • TAO: There's alot. I would like to go back to Wolf Promoting Era. because it's the first time we fully promoted together as EXO. It's really meaningful.
  • Q: What's the most difficult part in the crying scene of MID?
  • TAO: Feelings. But since i like to act ever since i'm small, it's not that hard.
  • Q: Activities you like to do?
  • TAO: Basketball, Wushu, Diving.
  • Q: If you aren't a singer, what would you be?
  • TAO: Learn how to act.
  • Q: 2013 ended. For this year, what is a must do thing?
  • LAY: Go home and spend time with my family.
  • Q: How to have a smile as nice as yours?
  • LAY: Smile naturally.
  • Q: Oppa with healing powers, what do you do when you're bored?
  • LAY: Compose songs.
  • Q: What does the 'L' sign means? Does it means LOVE or LAY?
  • LAY: LOVE LAY.
  • Q: What's your favourite Korean word?
  • LAY: Best.
  • Q: You mentioned in MID that you would like to have a party with fans and cook for them. What would you like to cook for them?
  • LAY: Fried Eggs.
  • Q: I have sleeping issues, Is there any ways to overcome this?
  • KAI: Just sleep early.
  • Q: How was Kai like when he was a student?
  • KAI: A quiet boy with dreams. Not a one who sleeps and dream..
  • Q: Among the members of EXO who do you admire most?
  • CHEN: Kai. His dancing skills. But i still think i'm the best.
  • Q: Which part of your body are you most satisfied with?
  • XIUMIN: Legs.
  • Q: What's the deepest impression made when from Laws of the Jungle?
  • CHANYEOL: LOTJ Brought me alot of different feelings. It's not about senior and junior relationship but brother relationship. Best thing was the stories and more.
  • Q: As the rich teeth member, what's the secret behind this?
  • CHANYEOL: Brush my teeth. Every corner.
  • Q: As a guy with such pretty hands, what are your secret behind this?
  • BAEKHYUN: Handcream.
  • KOR to CHI trans by ray.
  • CHI to ENG trans by EXOFFICAL.