We had the good fortune of connecting with Allen Washington and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Allen, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
A problem I hear from a lot of creators is the expectation of it getting “easier” when they get into the desired industry. That’s in fact the opposite. I believe this misconception leads a lot of aspiring artists to give up early. Go in with the expectations to grow, Go in with the expectations to create the way you want, fall in love with your craft truly .
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Creation came to me portion by portion . My first love was dance, the. Music, then photography followed. As I continued to find the beauties of creation, I saw how much closer it brought people together. At face value that part has been overlooked. So we cling to things like socials and other outlets to illuminate unity when it just pulls us further apart. This realization brought me to the goal of building a true interdependent atmosphere for creators . This also allowed me create as well. And I mean create everything from music to photos to videos to relationships. If we see the possibilities on a basic level, what would happen if we open the conversation to the world ?
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?
OFF RIP WE ARE HEADED TO THE STUDIO !!! With a week of fun our possibilities are endless. I think a mandatory stop if you are in Chicago as a creator is millennium park ! There is always so much inspiration you can pull from there. Connecting with all the “key holders” of the city !
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There is only one way to answer this !!! Our whole entire existence is wrapped around bringing the world together with creation . That being said, I HAVE to thank the community as a whole for continuing to build and elevate themselves. There were too many moments where I’ve felt like giving up until I talked to the community we’ve built . The medicine is in unity .
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