sydney zink; syd; sydney; Zn; as you will.
why the title Confessions of an Artist at Work? :
- “A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession” - Albert Camus
- the profound influence Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man had on me when I read in in the eleventh grade
- “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud” - Emile Zola, tying into my desire to be as sincerely open (“out loud”) as possible (which also ties into the idea of confessions)
interests: collages & montages, film (critique, studies, producing, distribution/sales), television (producing, but also writing), writing (especially plays, screenplays, & journalism), theatre, men’s fashion, Jersey Boys (& Mamma Mia!), Don Draper/Mad Men, ’60s doo-wop groups, magazines (in print, not that digital business; Time, Vanity Fair, and Empire are particular obsessions), environmental science, cello music, the city & the country both, business & the corporate world, good books
basically unsure of my entire life, but here’s what i have to say for it at this point:
18 years old. Raised in Atlanta, GA all my life until starting college at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL this year. Majoring in Radio/TV/Film and Economics with a potential switch to Industrial Engineering (pretty ‘major’ of a switch, I know). Also, however, thinking about going into advertising, consulting, entertainment management, magazine journalism, stockbroking & investment banking, law, editing, publishing (not to mention that in childhood I used to want to be an astronaut, a transplant surgeon, or a YA fiction author)—I could continue, I really could, but didn’t I already warn you I was unsure of everything?
One rule and one rule only: don’t hate what you don’t understand.
role models: martin scorsese (and many of his characters), don draper, jj abrams, david fincher, james bond, indiana jones, steve martin, sofia coppola.
favorite books: Born Standing Up (Steve Martin), Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides), In One Person (John Irving), The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen), Perks of Being a Wallflower (Chbosky), The Art of Fielding (Harbach), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (David Sedaris), Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce).
favorite films: Cinema Paradiso, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Tomboy, Requiem for a Dream, Cabaret, The Virgin Suicides, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, American Beauty, Drive, Far From Heaven, A Single Man, Revolutionary Road, Jarhead
favorite tv series: mad men, the amazing race, breaking bad, modern family, project runway
diabetic. type 1. 11 years strong