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Christian Smiley: Profile + Interview

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Christian Smiley: Profile

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Full name

Christian Smiley

Age

19

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Where you live now? (city, country)

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Los Angeles, CA, USA

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Photographer

How long have you been doing it?

A year and a half

Fav Song

Too many to choose from. “Amore” by  Sakamoto I guess.

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Ryuichi Sakamoto is a top favorite and of course Pharrell.

Fav Movie

500 Days of Summer

Fav Actor/Actress

Will Ferrell

Fav Clothing brand

Don’t really have one.

Fav Artist (in any art form)

Photographer: Philstockbridge

Fav Sport to watch

Basketball

Fav Sport to play

Basketball

 

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Christian Smiley: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Key things everyone needs.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

Just another kid trying to find his way, still searching for God knows what.

Why do you do what you do?

It’s one of the only things that makes me happy right now I guess and also I want to inspire people and changes people’s lives at some point.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

A little bit after I graduated High School,  I got my first camera a year before but it wasn’t until I graduated I knew that I wanted to take it seriously.  I just started taking photos and teaching myself more about photography in general.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I think the toughest thing I’ve had t overcome was just finding out who I am and how I can translate that into my photography, which I’m still working on. But I know it takes time.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Definitely would have to say my brother, who’s also a photographer, without him I probably would have never picked up a camera. A couple of my closest friends and my brother have told me that I inspire them for taking a leap and going for what I want to do.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

My journey really just started, but a mistake I’ve made would be not giving it my all at one point. I’ve learned that if you really want to be where you want to be in life you have to give 100% effort.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Oh for sure, I have a lot of projects in mind, I’m keeping them secret for now but best believe you’ll be seeing something special in the future. As far as goals, I just want to be as great as I can and live a happy life..

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

You can achieve whatever it is you’re trying to do just as long as you work hard and truly believe in yourself. At the end of the day it’s all up to you.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

To anyone out there going through a rough time, whatever the case may be, just know that it’ll get better eventually.

 

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