ARTIST INTERVIEW: Candace Shane of Passenger
Passenger is a carefully edited assortment of one of a kind and designer pieces with a focus on modern silhouettes, naturally faded hues, and versatile shapes. Located in a lightfilled shop in Echo Park, Los Angeles, their aesthetic enjoys blending the classic and rare with functional, every day pieces. We spoke with creator Candace Shane about her creative journey.
Describe the path that led you to the work you do now. Did you take any big risks to get where you are?
Prior to starting Passenger I worked for a big fashion company for several years doing everything from management, to buying to merchandising. Though this was a great stepping stone for me in my career I always wanted to put forth my own vision.. Over those years I started working more on photography and styling in my free time, and when the time was right I stepped away from that corporate setting and began to devote my time to what is now Passenger.. It is very rewarding selecting your own items to work with, create your own setting to house them in, and do the imagery yourself.
Do you have a daily working routine?
I love slow mornings, this is usually my most creative time of the day. I start my day with a special coffee, mushroom blend to get going and a little morning meditation. After this I like to take a walk or hike if I have the time and then head in to my store front to shoot. I try to get everything done before the sun goes down so I can also enjoy my evenings at home, take a bath and let the mind rest to come up with new ideas.
What are your most important artistic tools?
My camera… Also music…
What do you do, or where do you go to seek fresh ideas or renewed creative energy?
The ocean. If I ever need a reset this is the place.