Friday, November 8, 2013

Meet Our Featured Members of the Month!

We love bringing talented members to the forefront each and every month, to highlight the amazing talent that makes up the MWN community. Meet our featured members for the month of November! If you would like to be considered as a future featured member, please email us at 


San Francisco beauty Rachel P. is our featured model this month. Check out her MWN profile here.

Anna Dobos is a fashion and portrait photographer and filmmaker who grew up in Hawaii. She went to school in Los Angeles and is currently living and working in London. You can view her MWN profile here and see eve more of her work at

Why photography?
I've always known I'd be an artist, I never really cared what medium I'd end up with. I think I chose photography because it was the most challenging and offered the most instant gratification.
Who is your favorite photographer of all time?
I'll always hold a special place in my heart for Tim Walker, and lately I've been really into Viviane Sassen.
What inspires you?
Collaborations. Just looking at a great model or interesting clothing sends endless ideas to my brain.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
I love things that are otherworldly, beautiful, but also a bit weird or dark. These are qualities I also look for in a model.
What kind of camera/equipment do you use?
I still use my trusty Canon T2i unless I feel a project would benefit from a higher quality camera, in which case, I'll rent. I'm not really a huge equipment junkie.
What is your favorite project you have worked on?
That would probably be the Unearthly Creature of a Dream shoot I did with designer Scott Park. It was my first real fashion shoot and collaboration after moving to Los Angeles. So much blood, sweat and tears, but in the end, it was a great time and very much a learning experience.
What is your personal style?
I look a bit like an art school drop out with a job in a really posh area of London (mostly because that's exactly what I am, haha)! 
Mina Dimakis-Lev is a licensed makeup artist and skincare specialist. She has studied with the best in her field and perfected her craft with well known schools such as Christine Valmy, The International Dermal Institute and Tobi Britton's "The Make-Up Shop". She has also worked as a makeup artist for Nars and Estee Lauder from New York City to Boca Raton, Florida and Miami South Beach.

Her expertise in custom blending foundations, helps her to create a natural glowing look for her clients. Her products are top brand names in the cosmetic industry, noncomedogenic and no animal tested. She has created countless of beautiful faces, such as brides, proms, high fashion models and actresses for the past 14 years.

Mina is also available for editorials, videos, and runway.

Why makeup artist?
Ever since I was a little girl, I was drawing and painting. I was always fascinated with color and makeup.
Who is your favorite makeup artist of all time?
My favorite is Francesca Toloft. I admire her work.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
I look for perfect skin and features.
What genre does your work focus on?
Usually beauty.
What product can you not live without?
I love Timezone moisturizer by Estee Lauder.
What inspires you?
Donatella Simone is a hair stylist based in Los Angeles. She first knew she wanted to style hair at age 14, when she met a girl at summer camp who let her change and improve her hair. As an adult, Donatella has practiced advanced training and works hair shows, fashion shows and charity events.

Patrick Aufdenkamp is a wardrobe and celebrity stylist based in Los Angeles. He has worked with the likes of Jena Malone, Alicia Witt, Sara Paxton and the Kardashians. Check out more of Patrick's work on his website.



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