Marc, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I used to work in the corporate world for more than a decade. It pays good, no doubt. It also paved way to various rewards and recognition that still benefits me up until now. I never hated it. In fact, it gives me this inner satisfaction whenever I get a two thumbs up from my boss. But there came a point that I felt restricted. That I had to break free. That I needed to do something else. I left my job in 2015, packed my bag and decided to go somewhere else. Somewhere that’s not my comfort zone. And as they say, the rest is history. Here I am, trying to find my niche in photography.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m always fascinated with people, most especially their stories. Where they came from, what their goal is and what they want to achieve – short or long term. Hence, for the last couple of years, I have been doing photography, I have worked with several transplants here in LA. It amazes me how driven they are in pursuing their dream, no matter what it takes. This gives me enough reason to keep going and just keep the desire and enthusiasm to do best in my chosen craft. And that’s what I want my viewers to decipher – that behind that glamorous photo, captivating smile and gorgeous face, is a person with so much passion and love in whatever they’re doing. And despite the struggles along the way, they continue to go forward.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I have several online media platforms so people can easily access it. Should you need any photography related assistance, like headshots, updating your portfolio, and what not, I’m here to help. Let’s talk and make it happen!
What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
Two things. First, never doubt yourself. For sure, people around you will try to shatter your dreams with unsolicited commentaries, hear them out but don’t ever put it in your head. At the end of the day, so long as your client is happy about your work, then you’re good. That’s the only validation you need. Second, never stop learning. Like what most people say, you’re only as good as your last work/performance. Always strive to exceed expectations and never settle for anything that’s mediocre.