We had the good fortune of connecting with Joe Guerrero and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joe, how do you think about risk?
When I think about risk, I think about how people hold back from how they truly feel about themselves. People tend to care what others think and because of that, they live dangerously. However, when a certain individual takes the risk on loving themself first, they see life from a different perspective. Taking the risk of putting yourself first will only lead to a smaller circle of family and friends. Taking the risk on speaking your mind will only trigger people who can’t handle constructed criticism and lastly, taking the risk to sacrifice everything you worked so hard for something that may or may not be. The outcome of taking risk will either be in your favor or just a lesson learned, however looking at your decisions will only give you growth, knowledge, experience, humbleness and the ability to look back with no regrets. Going back to school was maybe one of the biggest risk I’ve taken, especially for a family man with three sons and for someone who hasn’t been in school for almost twenty-years. It’s played a big role in my life because come December 5th, 2020, I’ll be receiving my “Degree in Photography.” Starting a new career is scary and exciting at the same time, however giving up is never an option due to me being a father and considering the risk I took will only lead me to a path of love and passion.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In the process of becoming an entrepreneur by creating my own photography business is truly exciting for me. I love creating art from a photographer point of view and creating unique images is what sets me apart from others. Considering that there is always something to learn about this field is what really makes it interesting. Being a photographer will always have challenges, however creating your own work will only end up in criticism or in compliments. Learning at an early stage, you will realize that you can’t please every one with your work. So because of this, you have to learn to not take it personal and learn to take it as a learning experience when people are giving you constructed criticism. As for the world, I want the world to know about Joe R. Guerrero Jr’s photography and what his work stands for.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I don’t have a favorite spot in the city because I’m more of a homebody and to be honest, I’m just a simple guy. Perhaps even boring because the way I see it, home is where the hearts at and home is when I’m with my sons. Plus I hate planning and my friends know this, so if something is meant to be then it will just happen.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to thank God for giving me the ability to love myself because without that, I wouldn’t be who I am today. To the most important person in my life, my mother; you are my queen, my mentor, my biggest supporter. Thank you for always being the reason why I’m a better man, friend, and father. You are literally the true definition of “Wonder Woman”. To my twin brother Abraham, my middle brother Mark, and my youngest brother Michael, you three are my best friends and thank you for always believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. To my wife Marie, you have always been the backbone to our family and the one who holds it down. Thank you for everything you do mama, I love you. To my sons Davian, Makaio, and Rizer; you each have your own personalities and because of that, I treat you differently. However, I will always love you three equally and I thank our lord and savior every day for giving me such healthy, smart, loving amazing little boys. You three are literally my everything and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for you boys. I love you forever an a half!! To my family, friends, and fans, thank you for your constant support, I truly appreciate each and every one of you.