La La Land, ta love story between a jazz musician and an aspiring actress following their dreams in the city of stars. The musical explores the importance of everyday life in the pursuit of a once-in-a lifetime love or the spotlight. La La Land grabbed the spotlight, with seven Golden Globe nominations, including best picture, best director and best lead actor and actress nods for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

On Makeup Magazine’s Editor at Large Shannon Levy, had the pleasure of sitting down with La La Land makeup department head Torsten Witte for the Fall 2016 print issue. Check out the full interview below. We wish La La Land Nominees the best of luck for the upcoming award season.

How did you get your start in the makeup industry?
I started my career as a hair and makeup artist in Germany working in print and commercials. When I was 21, I moved to Paris, where I got my start in fashion. I just knew that I was going to be a makeup artist. I’m very fortunate to do what I believe I am supposed to be doing and that I love what I do.

How did you come to work on La La Land?
One of my industry friends introduced me to Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. From that introduction I met Continue reading