We had the good fortune of connecting with Remy Campbell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Remy, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“Change is the only constant.” My dad would say these words as a response to my various struggles growing up to adapt to change, on any scale. I have always preferred certainty, consistency…not exactly sameness, but an even flow of experience. I quickly learned that is not, in the slightest, how the world works. Learning to accept this as a universal truth has been essential in pursuing my career as a makeup artist. The ability to adapt to change as it comes is so critical in determining success at a baseline, especially in an industry that revolves around continuity, and time efficiency. The phrase “change is the only constant” now finds me as a reminder of my Dad’s support-I look up to his success as my greatest inspiration, transcending any particular industry. I hope to continue my growth as an artist by embracing change, and always embodying adaptability.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have always loved makeup artistry. When I began studying at MUD Makeup Designory in Burbank, I was so eager for the special effects courses, above all else. However, I quickly learned to embrace the technicalities of beauty makeup, and grow a passion and appreciation for a category of makeup I have struggled to find confidence in. The last course in my program, Lab, was what I had eagerly anticipated throughout the duration of my educational experience. My teacher, Ray Shaffer (@bigbaldfxdood), dedicated so much time to my class, giving us an incredibly in depth look into special effects as a facet of the makeup industry, interconnected with the culmination of the program as a whole. Beyond looking up to Ray as phenomenal artist, I look up to him as a human. In an industry that can be so cutthroat and competitive, Ray’s kindness and humility stands out as genuine and refreshing. Above all else, I learned how important it is to me to lead with kindness and compassion in my career.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh man!! What a good question. I love trying new food and going out to eat, so I would focus on that with anyone I wanted to show around my area! I currently live in central Koreatown, Los Angeles. One of my favorite spots in the area is Chapman Plaza, which is full of great spots to eat. There you’ll find Quarters, my favorite KBBQ place-so I’d have to take whoever was visiting there! They also have the best house made kimchi. Ktown has so many places to eat, and lots of unique options. Everything from traditional Korean food, artisan coffee, breakfast sandwich stands, and one of a kind street food. My all time favorite spot is called 88 Hot Dog & Juicy, where you can get Korean style corn dogs-just trust me with this one. Freshly batteries, cheese filled, and coated in a signature sweet and salty seasoning. Anyone visiting Ktown with me is going to need to be prepared to eat constantly, for sure. Aside from food, it just so happens that my next door neighbor is The Wiltern, a historic theatre and popular concert venue. It’s an amazing place to see a show, so I would be sure and bring anyone visiting to an event there! It’s hard to get bored of Ktown, but I can’t answer this question without mentioning Venice beach. Definitely my favorite spot to go for a day of fun adventures and beach dancing. It’s such a unique place, and I love escaping from downtown to be around so wonderful people. I am friends with some of the beach locals, and love to spend the day on the beach dancing and playing music! It’s always a freeing experience being around such genuine souls and artistic individuals. To recap, if you’re visiting me in Ktown, you’re going to eat a lot of great food, listen to great music and hopefully be inspired to explore and create! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Dad, Glen Campbell!
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