We had the good fortune of connecting with Becky Sapp and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Becky, why did you pursue a creative career?
I pursued a creative career because I feel the most like myself when I get to be creative. I also love problem-solving which is often required in the creative process.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I studied film and learned on celluloid. By the time I graduated things were shifting and I began working in digital photography and cinematography. I think having experience in analogue and digital is something that is becoming less common. I find having the background in both informs my work and how I create it. At a certain point I had to take the time to dive deep into new digital technology. At times it felt very overwhelming, like it was something I wouldn’t be able to learn. I found the more time I dedicated to learning and practicing the more I understood. Persistence pays off.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Downtown itinerary: Olivera Street, Union Station, Grand Central Market, Bradbury Building, Angels Flight, The Broad, Salt and Straw, Pie Hole, GRAMMY Museum
Northeast LA and east of the city: Borneo Kalimantan Cuisine (Alhambra), Heritage Square Museum (Lincoln Heights), Zingo Tacos (El Sereno), Cake Girl (Boyle Heights), My Vegan (Pasadena), San Gabriel Mission (San Gabriel)
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family and friends have been encouraging through my journey. My husband, Jason, has been very supportive and understands the demands and struggles of my work. He’s usually the first audience member I show things to, and is the first one to get wrangled into tests and projects I do at home.