How did you know you had made the right second career choice?
I was into music my entire life, rapping since the sixth grade … but when you get to a certain age you realize you’re not going to be a rap star, and there’s a hole, a void.
And I’ve always missed music because when I gave it up, I gave it up.
I had a friend who found out that I got into photography, and he told me, ‘you’re going to be a good photographer, because you were great at music, and art is art.’
I don’t know about the transferring of talent, but photography has filled that hole; it’s creation. It’s been a blessing to me and I feel like it has been my calling. I love my job!
What advice do you have for others on the job hunt?
You only can be knocked down for so long. Nobody gives up permanently. What you have to do in America’s economy is find your niche. There’s a job for everyone, you’re good at something, you just have to find out what that something is. As long as you have a great work ethic and you’re willing to work hard at it, I believe anybody can be successful in this country.
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