Profile: Loré Yessuff

Curious about the creative forces behind UNT Union Marketing? Loré Yessuff has worked for UNT Marketing for a year and has been one of the driving forces behind Humans of UNT, UNT Threads, Find Your Place, and all kinds of Union/UPC photography.

Loré Yessuff, ENFP

Photographer

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LORE’S STREGNGTHS ACCORDING TO STRENGTHS QUEST:
  1.  Restorative
  2. Woo
  3. Developer
  4. Ideation
  5. Individualization
LORE’S STRENGTHS, IN HER OWN WORDS
“I think I am creative, flexible, open-minded, and, I don’t know how to say this, but a balance of emotional and logical. As a child of immigrants, my perspective is more open because of the cultural differences at home and out in my community. That also taught me how to be flexible around different people and gave me an eye for uniqueness. I’m probably the most dramatic person on the earth.”

WHAT SONGS ARE ON YOUR PLAYLIST?

  • Hot Flaming Cheetos by Clairo
  • I Feel Like Making Love by D’Angelo
  • Close to You by Jacob Collier
  • Aphasia by Pinegrove
  • Moon Rays by Marquis Hill

 

WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

“I don’t like that question. I’m a human and my spirit is a human, I don’t know.”

WHAT IS YOUR BRAIN FOOD?

“Popcorn is my go-to snack, but my teeth hate it. I’m trying to like almonds.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?

“I really like a spectrum of colors. Mustard yellow, golden orange,  honey brown, and rust red.”

WHAT TOOLS COULD YOU NOT WORK WITHOUT?

“My hard-drive, a card-reader, a camera (obviously), a journal, pen, headphones, EverNote, LightRoom, PhotoShop, computer (obviously). My hands? My heart?”

WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG?

“My journal, at all times, my pen case, my wallet, some teabags and honey, mascara, my external hard-drive, headphones, and phone. Oh, and essential oils.”

WHAT WOULD YOU BE IF YOU WEREN’T A PHOTOGRAPHER?

 “I’d be a writer. I write poerty in my spare time. I’d like to write essays about the world and thoughts and such.”

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

“I really like portraiture. I enjoy photographing people because oftentimes people have a negative view of themselves, especially regarding their physical being, and I think photography has the power to show people a side of themselves that they don’t consider. Photography gives me the power to show people who they are. I think on the surface too it’s an efficient and beautiful way to capture a moment in time and document the world.”

GOALS FOR THE FUTURE

“Ideally, my dream job would involve images and words. Maybe working for a magazine or be a marketing coordinator. Community art engagement would be cool. I’d like to combine my artistic abilities with my personality. My goal is to make art that touches the depths of others, that inspires people to think about what it means to be human on this earth.”

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