We had the good fortune of connecting with Christian Mercado and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christian, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want my Legacy to Inspire anyone that was once told they could not achieve a certain goal in life.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I believe what sets my art apart from others is that my body of art is an expression of my individual experiences throughout life.

What makes me the most proud about my body of work is that a few years ago I could not see myself living, creating, and expressing in any medium of art.

I began my Photography / Videography journey June, 6 2020 during the BLM demonstrations in Downtown LA and eventually graduated to Directing & Editing music videos and photographing for Brands All Across LA.

The Crias Created brand still has lot more growing to do and this interview comes during the early stages of the brand. There are lot more plans for the future of the brand.

The world needs to know that Crias Created was formulated to Create 2 Inspire!!

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?
The many places I would take a visiting friend are any Taco Stand in Lennox Area, any one of my photoshoots/Videoshoots, the Griffith park hike, and all major LA landmarks!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would not be where I am at today without the support and inspiration of my family. Every person in my family has an induvial role in shaping me into the creative I am today. A combination of my fathers interest in Technology and and my siblings Creative capability have inspired my confidence as a creative.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/criascreated

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbXL1WpYXIM4OwTuSkyjtOg

Image Credits
Personal Photo Shot by @MaccThaShooter Additional Photos Shot by @CriasCreated

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