1. What is something not too many people know about you?
This one is a hit or miss for people that already know me in the community, but probably that outside of photographing I have quite a few odd jobs! I serve/cocktail at two Dallas locations and do Marketing work for Yelp. I’m also a full time student studying CLIS (Critical Language with International study) with a focus on Russian and Korean cultures. I try to incorporate some of my partnerships and paid work into my academic resume by picking up gigs relevant to my Korean minor. That’s how I started working for Officially K-Music as a Journalist, Photographer and Interviewer!
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
I wish I could say I do a lot outside of all my work but I think that working may actually be a hobby of mine. I don’t even truly consider photography as work most of the time either, so I spend a lot of my free time experimenting creatively with my original medium, film. I also have two cats that demand attention whenever I look like I’m free.
3. What are your goals for the future?
I would absolutely love to do more editorial work. I’ve grown relatively fast, but there is always something new to learn. I’m hoping I can succeed in honing my craft more to fit a specific niche and take that into play for some magazines I admire. For now, I’m trying to not limit myself to any specific area and I’m still working a lot with my creative portraits and concert photography.
4. What is your definition of success?
I believe success is when you can feel proud of yourself. As an artist, I know how hard it is to be proud of your work — it’s why I went on a bit of a hiatus at the start of 2018. You can get lost in the views, engagement or the likes, especially on Instagram and it can make you lose sight of what is really important. When you truly feel proud of yourself for how far you’ve come rather than the clout of your work, that’s when success is most prevalent.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
I’m planning on rebranding fully to my Twitter alias “Visualilinx” which will kind of signify my change in direction for my work. I’ve been diving back into 35mm and testing out a few different Zeiss, Yashica and Olympus bodies along with some different types of film to get back into why I started shooting. Creatively, it’s really been engaging me to try new work and helping to get me out of my rut. As far as concert photography, I’ll be press for this upcoming SXSW and already have some interviews in store that you’ll be able to see here. I also will be traveling to Seoul again this October for a mini vacation as well as some business shoots and partnerships. I’m super excited for what 2018 will bring to my work.