We had the good fortune of connecting with Benjamin Burr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Benjamin, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
We all met in college! Having those really formative experiences together really impacted who we are and how we write!
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.
Acres Even is such an interesting idea. It’s been a huge amalgamation of recognizing the duality of life and how the highs and lows are equally part of the experience. So much of life’s journey is made known to us in retrospect, and Acres Even has served as a processing center for events in my life that I’m not always sure how to articulate. Making art alongside fellow friends and creatives can be a super rewarding, challenging, and enriching growth experience. And making cool stuff in the process is always so rad and fun!
Along the way I’ve learned in retrospect that it’s more rewarding and valuable to genuinely join and be a part of community! It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of getting out there, but being involved is so much more fun, enjoyable, rewarding, and it actually helps you get out there more anyways!
I want everyone to know that Acres Even is here and stoked to be a part of the journey.
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?
I would go for an awesome hike at Stough Canyon in Burbank, eat at Modan Ramen in Pasadena, and go to a local show in east LA! Hopefully one of my friend’s bands is playing! 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?
I want to shoutout God to be honest haha. I wouldn’t be anywhere without Him, and I’m incredible grateful for his presence in my life. I’m beyond thankful for the support in my relationship, my friends, and my family
Laura Pluth @lpluthphoto