Shot By Baker: Juri Billy Doll

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Photographer: @shotbybaker
Model: @juribillydoll

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Tell us about yourself Juri?

Hi, I’m Juri Billy Doll! I’m a model from Japan.

What have you been up to since our shoot?

I am back in Japan now. I am still a model and I have shoots as well!

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What motivates you?

I think that’s when I get to see the results of each shoots. That makes me so happy and gives me so much motivation and inspiration of “I want to do this more” and “I want to do that next time.”

What’s the biggest learning experience you’ve had?

I think I have had a lot of it and they are all biggest learning experience.

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What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

That my buckteeth are cute!

Heels or flats or sneakers?

ALL OF THEM!

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Vintage or new?

Definitely vintage!

Leather or lace?

Does mesh count as lace?

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What’s your current favorite piece of clothing that you own?

That is definitely my clear harness+cuffs I recently got!

If you could raid one woman’s closet who would it be?

Miss Mosh.

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If you could switch lives with one person for a day who would it be?

Bettie Page in the 1950’s.

Favourite band?

Too many! Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats.

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What makes you smile the most?

Sweet and nice compliments from amazing people!

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

That I want to buzz all my hair one day before I turn 30 years old.

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What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?

I think it’s definitely that I moved to Melbourne, Australia! Without it I wouldn’t be a model or anything near that at all.

How would you define yourself in three words?

Introvert, unique, buckteeth!

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See more of SBB’s work @shotbybaker and more of JBD’s @juribillydoll

Shot By Baker: Discord Kitten

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Model: @discordkitten
Artist work: @gloom.kitten
Photographer: @shotbybaker

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Have you ever asked yourself, “How can something that represents nothing in particular be so eye-catching to look at?”
 
Well, art is open to interpretation, and that is one of the beautiful things about it, as explained by artist, model, and featured muse of HST’s 2020 calendar, Discord Kitten…
 
Admire her evolving work on her insta page @gloom.kitten

SBB: How did you start making art?

DK: I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil. My mum taught me the basics, and it’s been a pretty big part of my life ever since.

SBB: What is the role of the artist in society?

DK: I think artists are there to share truths, and make people think. To share and spread beauty in all its forms, in a world full of hate.

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SBB: Which is more important to you, the subject of your painting, or the way it is executed?

DK: It depends on the piece, to be honest. I am quite impulsive in my choices, but my intuition leads me pretty strongly when I’m giving a creation my all.

SBB: How do you feel when you are letting your emotions loose on the canvas?

DK: I actually work mostly on really nice, thick paper. It allows me to use many media types on the same piece. You go through many emotions while working on a piece. Happiness, warmth, joy at seeing it come together, stress, frustration… haha. It’s always worth it though.

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SBB: Is there a piece of artwork you’ve created that you’re most proud of? Why?

DK: There are a few that I love, but proud of… Hmm. Not so much. I struggle to see them as accomplishments. I just get a bit neurotic if I don’t create regularly. Usually I’m turning my concious thoughts off and letting my hands do what they want.

SBB: How do you know when a work is finished?

DK: If I’m ever unsure what mark to make next, I stop. Sometimes I come back to it in a few days and realise it’s finished. Sometimes I come back knowing which direction to take it in. Gut feeling, I guess.

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SBB: What is your most important artist tool?

DK: For me, personally, I couldn’t live without my mechanical pencils. Every time I’ve got one in my hand I get inspired. So lightweight and versatile. Usually making such lovely lines. Either that or my Van Gogh watercolor paint palette.

SBB: Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?

DK: Access to caffeine and natural light.

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