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Who Am I ?

ANGELA WIELAND

August 2011


1: Who am I?

I am a soul-searching ass-kicker.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I do a ton of shit. I have my hands in way too many things always. Although, since this is about creativity, I do photography. A bit of a divergence from my past work, I am beginning a self portrait series centering around self esteem, aging, and sexuality.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I am originally from Portland, Oregon. Still own a house there, but have been in NYC for 8 years. I am cultivating a few options.  Considering a stint in the southwestern desert, gonna hit Mexico soon, maybe South America.  I like to keep it open and go with the flow.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

Hmmm. Honestly no one in particular coming to mind.  Not a worshiper. Although, I do appreciate a lot of things about a lot of people, especially those who aren’t afraid to go against the grain, who have definite viewpoints, and are impervious to the influence of others (no one really is, but some are more than others).

5: What book is your bible?

Again, not a “favorite” person. That being said, I do love, The Game of Life & How to Play It, by Florence Scovel Shinn. It’s a little hokey, and religious-addled, but it gets the point across. I bear witness to the truths recorded within.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love philosophy, psychology, art, dance, literature, occult studies, metaphysics. Also genuine friends, true love, idealism. Can’t leave out the beach, dachshunds, surfing, collecting, art deco, travel.

7: What is your raison d’être?

Ha. I had 3 years of French in high school. Pretty useless, but the French and their pride sure appreciated it. I live, quite simply, to learn and evolve.

8: What is your favorite color?

Lately it’s purple.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Never was into comic books, but I guess I’d have to say Wonder Woman since that’s been a nickname since my teenage years.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Man, I used to be on the town every night, but honestly now, I have become more of a contemplative homebody.  Not that I never go out, but I am very selective as to which events warrant my attendance.  After being a consummate partier for 25 years, this is part of my evolution, and quite frankly, I love and welcome it.

11: What turns you on?

Big hands and broad shoulders! Strength and resilience. A positive attitude and spin. A good kisser. Goals and drive. Marching to your own drum.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Of course (for those who know me)…What’s your sign?

Angela Wieland has loved photography since childhood, but did not pursue it as a profession until moving to NYC in 2003 from Portland, OR, where she had worked in various capacities in corporate business/finance. She specializes in portraits, editorial, and travel, excelling whether documenting what is, or collaborating with a subject to turn a vision into a reality. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone (US/Australia/Spain), New York Mag, Time Out NY, Vice, OK, Star, NY Arts, Village Voice, NY Daily News, am New York, NBCNewYork.com, among others, and has served as a contributor to several books, TV shows and movies. She has also worked with a multitude of musicians to produce images for both album and promo use, including iconic photos of Lady Gaga.

LINKS:

Angela Wieland Photography

Questions by PMc Magazine

Photography by Angela Wieland & Veronica Ibarra

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Caption:

Cover/Page 1:

Angela Wieland, In Blue, 2011, Photography by Veronica Ibarra

Page 2:

Angela Wieland, Nude Self-Portrait 1, 2011, Photography by Angela Wieland

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