What do the words "Creative Community" bring to mind for you? How do you feel is the best way to utilize members in a Creative Community?
For me, my creative community is surrounding myself with people and experiences that inspire me. In a perfect scenario, when these two are combined, it's impact is sustaining. And therefore, expanding the two is the best way I found to engage the ever growing creative community. So, go see some art or sneak away into nature to get those creative good vibes flowing.
What was your first “Big Break” in your profession?
My first big career break was in 2005. I just moved to San Francisco after nearly three years back home in San Diego working for Modern Postcard, post graduation from U.C. Santa Barbara and some work abroad. I'll never forget, that I almost did not apply for the position. But, as soon as I stepped foot in Left Space, I was determined to be apart of the very special, brand new state-of-the-art and largest photography rental studio in San Francisco. The enlarged found photos adorned the walls contrasted with modern furnishing elements and the opportunity to work for RJ Muna was certainly my first "big break". That experience laid a strong foundation to my creative network in the photography industry and I'm forever grateful for their belief in me.
Do you have any advice for someone starting out in your creative profession?
Be kind, be genuine, always be professional, treat people with respect, and lose your ego.
Who are the people that have been instrumental in your success as a creative professional?
I'm thankful to have many mentors that have lead me along my path. They range from former Managers to friendships formed in the business, to my family and friends.
What would be your last supper?
How about favorite quotes instead?
"Feel Your Way"
"No Guts, No Glory"
"Just Do It"
"Good Vibes Only"
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