We had the good fortune of connecting with Davide Micciulla and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Davide, looking back, what do you think was the most difficult decision you’ve had to make?
I’m not sure if I have ever had to make a difficult decision in life. I’m the kind of person that is not scared to change. Something that looks scary at the beginning, can seem normal to me after a couple of days. I can easily fit into every kind of lifestyle. But I guess the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make were definitely moving from my hometown when I was 18 years old to go to college and moving from Italy to Los Angeles.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The first thing I feel the need to say is that it’s definitely not easy to work in this industry. I started in Milan at a really young age, and I had to compromise a lot. I dealt with injustice and complicated people, often older and more established than me. The fashion industry, especially in Milan, is really competitive. I’m proud of every step of my career there. If I believe in myself, if I’m brave, and if I’m still here trying to progress, step by step, it’s because of my time there. I’m definitely stronger for it, so to anyone who is starting out, never give up! I’m a videographer/director, and I really love my work. I feel like I’ve never worked a day in my life; filming, editing, creating, makes me happy! COVID has been a really hard time for me, unfortunately, because I haven’t had as many chances to collaborate on projects, but quarantine also helped me develop my creativity even further. I created an artwork project with my photography, and it’s a totally new world. I’m so happy to see that people are already in love with how my prints fit into their homes. You can find it on www.davidemicciulla.com/shop
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love when my friends come to visit me in Los Angeles. I always try to give them the experience of a true Angeleno and not one of a tourist. My itinerary showcases the LA lifestyle. You need to feel like a part of the city and enjoy every hour of your day here. The morning starts with a quick stop for a boost of energy (it’s obligatory to get matcha, whether it’s just from Starbucks or from Alfred on Melrose or Cha Cha Matcha). Then we truly start our day with a hike. The most iconic hike is up to the Hollywood Sign since it has the best view of all of Los Angeles. After our hike, I would suggest a lunch break in Beverly Hills, maybe at Pastaio since I’m Italian, and after a walk through the neighborhood and down Rodeo Drive to feel the vibes of the city. For Sunset, I would suggest watching from Griffith Observatory or after a drive down to Venice Beach. I love to bring my friends also to museums because I love art: LACMA, The Getty, etc. They can’t miss a day in Malibu either. Lunch at the beach and pictures at El Matador. To really experience everything, they would have to extend their trip. For sure they need to visit some of the beautiful spots outside of the city, like Joshua Tree, the Sequoias, and Laguna Beach. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Everything in life happens for a reason. Every single person we meet, whether under good or bad circumstances, will help us grow and learn something. More recently, I’m trying to see the good part of everything and figure out how it can help me grow in life. Even if it’s cliché, my shoutout is 100% to my family. Everything I do is to make my family proud. Now more than ever, I realize how everything I do is built around them, and at the end of the day, I will always have them by my side. My family supports me in every single decision; they believe in my talent even more than I do because it’s never enough for me. I want to be better day by day, for them and for myself.
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