Faye Barnhurst is a photographer, graphic designer and the local Booking Agent for the music venue
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Kilby Court for hosting this month’s SLUG Style within their venerable SLC music venue. This year they are celebrating 20 years featuring local and national music acts.
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“I do booking for Kilby. I do local booking. Which is really cool—that’s the newest thing for me. I feel like it has given me an opportunity to photograph more live shows and bands, which is really fun,” says Barnhurst. “That’s something that I’ve been really into lately, as far as photography—shooting shows.”
“I change my hair color and my makeup a lot,” says Barnhurst. “Right now, it’s a bit more natural but [I] used to do it a lot harsher and sharper. So that varies a lot.”
On style icons who inspire her, Barnhurst says, “Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink. Her and Duckie in that movie, they both have the best style. I’m always accessorizing and stuff. .. My hair is kind of like hers right now so that works out. But yeah, very cool. I don’t know of anyone else. That movie, The Lost Boys, from the ’80s is really cool. They’re like vampire-goth-California boys. That kind of style is cool I guess.” Photo:
“I’m studying graphic design right now up at the U. I also do a lot of phone photography,” says Barnhurst. “Lately, I’m trying to photograph people more. So, that’s my main shtick as far as art goes.”
“I listen to a lot of ’80s new wave. I grew up watching a lot of John Hughes,” says Barnhurst. “I remember wishing I grew up in the ’80s. Now, I’ve grown a bit out of that. I like to have fun with style. Just have fun.”
On whether she has always dressed differently, she says, “I remember I was labeled once in sixth grade. I was labeled a gothic hippie. Which doesn’t make any sense. But they were like, ‘I don’t know, you wear a lot of black, but also you’re kind of a hippie.’ I was like, ‘I don’t get that.’”