PEOPLE: Kayten Schmidt


Name: Kayten Schmidt

Occupation/Business/Creative Outlet: Artist/Photographer

Starsign: Pisces. So very Pisces.

Favourite Number: 25

First thing you did this morning? Fed my cat, made tea, simultaneously. Put some pop music in headphones. This was at 4:30 am due to some jet-lag.

What does 'wellness' mean to you? Feeling balanced with no nagging mental worries or physical symptoms. Trusting in your resilience. 

Products found in your shower/by your bath? Fresh Eucalyptus, Christophe Robin shampoo, Aesop conditioner, Tatcha face oil, all the Sans bath products.

Three things that can always be found in your kitchen cupboard? Cashews, Nutritional Yeast, Tamari, Kimchi or Sauerkraut, Mustard.

Favourite kitchen utensil? Lemon squeezer.

Currently reading? Call Me by Your Name and Susan Sontag's diary from 1964 to 1980.

Currently browsing (.com)? Wikipedia about Louis XIV.

Favourite breakfast food? Avocado, English Breakfast Tea. 

An album/mix that calms your nervous system? Joni Mitchell Blue, actually it breaks my heart so then I'd say Phillip Glass. I'm not sure that calms me though, I think any music makes me pretty excitable. There is an album on Spotify made for cats - that's calming although my cat is not interested, he prefers Joanna Newsom.

An album/mix that hypes you up? Taylor Swift, Paul Simon Graceland, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush.

Most commonly used apps on your phone? Instagram, Google Keep, Maps.

Favourite form of movement/exercise? Dance or Pilates.

One thing you'd like to incorporate into your day/week that you're currently yet to? More pilates.

Nighttime rituals? Oh boy, none really. Fall asleep too early. I absolutely always have to wash my face and brush my teeth or I cant sleep properly.

I feel most creatively fulfilled when... I have enough time to get into the zone. When film comes back and there's a few gems.

I'm currently working on...Two photo books.

This time last year, I wish I knew... How quickly your heart can be turned upside down. How much time it takes to layout books. 

I'm grateful for... Love in all formats, my instinct, my soulmate of a cat, sunshine.