We had the good fortune of connecting with Anabel DFlux and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anabel, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I have always been artistically inclined, with my mother fostering my creativity since I was very young. I was drawing before I could write. I, myself, knew I would want to do some kind of art for the rest of my life pretty early on. However, it wasn’t until I was 10 years old that photography really landed on the map for me. I was given my first camera at that age, having never been introduced to photography before. That act certainly ignited something in me. I remember running around photographing everything I possibly could with my little red Target-brand point-and-shoot camera and how proud I was of some of the shots I got back then. I hold the philosophy that if you have a sincere passion for something, then that is what you’re meant to pursue- no matter how difficult or tumultuous the endeavor can be. Being creative is something you’re born with, and it would be a disservice to let that gift go unused. When photography settled deep in my heart, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. The pure joy, endorphin rush when I am capturing images is unable to be replicated by anything else. Pair this with my desire to bring happiness to others, and I found the most beautiful life goal. Once the understanding that I wouldn’t truly be happy doing something not pertaining to photography was permanent, I knew that I’d have to turn my love for art into a career. I began pairing business practices with my photography service, received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (with an inclination in marketing) from California Southern University, and heeded the advice of successful business professionals in order to bring my dream to fruition! This was in perfect combination with my desire to allow everyone the opportunity to have beautiful memories captured on camera, and my business grew. (Photographs of Anabel DFlux used in this feature were captured by Parallel33 Photography)
What should our readers know about your business?
I’m a published photographer in the sunny states of California & Nevada, known for a vast array of photographic work. Art is my passion in life- in 2009 I made my dream a reality by opening up Deliquesce Flux Photography, a service that caters to both local and international clients to fulfill their photography needs. Alongside this, I am also an official Sigma Corporation of America ambassador. My business, Deliquesce Flux Photography, also provides education for aspiring and professional photographers alike, fostering a community of artists intent on helping one another succeed. Deliquesce Flux Photography offers the following services: Photography: – Band Promotional Material and Live Concert Shoots – Modeling Portfolios and Acting Head Shots – Photography Shoots with Exotic Animals – Behind-the-Scenes Set Photography – Pets, Family, and Personal Portraits – Editorial and Commercial Work – Animal Competitions & Events – Engagement & Wedding Education: – Hands-On Workshops & Seminars – Photography Classes via Zoom, Skype or In-Person – Post Processing Classes via Zoom, Skype or In-Person – The Business of Art Classes via Zoom, Skype or In-Person
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Hmm, this is always a tough one to answer! There are so many gems in Los Angeles. For eateries, my favorite has always been the Steampunk Cafe’ in Valley Village- a very cute little eatery that supports local artists. The food is delicious, coffee is even more delicious, and the interior is decorated from floor to ceiling in local artist’s work. As for adventures, there are many gorgeous hikes, museums, and activities in Southern California. So many that I can’t even pin point just one! From the woodsy hikes in Switzer to desert adventures in Joshua Tree, there is certainly something for everyone.
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?
Yes! I would love to shout out the incredible nonprofit I have been privileged to call my family, the Judith A Bassett Canid Education and Conservation Center in Santa Ysabel. Loving referred to as JABCECC, this center is dedicated to educating the public on wild canids- such as foxes, wolves, and even New Guinea singing dogs! They are the only nonprofit center to have Belyaev foxes in the world, also known as the Russian Domestic foxes. These foxes are friendly and love meeting visitors! As of recent, wolf ambassador Lucan has been added to the family, a pup that loves to show off his toys! The founders, Amy and David Bassett, are some of the most passionate, generous, and kind individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting (and the honor of befriending). You can feel the passion for these animals in their voice, and the two have dedicated their life to these incredible creatures. Outside of education, the center is focused on rescue and advocacy work as well. JABCECC recently spearheaded the rescue of 30 fur farm foxes, placing them in safe and loving homes throughout the country. I had been working with the JABCECC for many years, being their animal, event, and photo shoot photographer. We host several photo shoot events throughout the year, allowing the public to meet the animals and get some lovely shots done! You can learn more about the center at http://jabcecc.org.