We had the good fortune of connecting with DRACINC | DONN THOMPSON www.dracinc.com and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DRACINC | DONN THOMPSON, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I worked as an assistant for many Big-named photographers from back in the day. I made them look good and fixed their fuck ups or did lighting for them. So why could I not do it for myself and go after a big paying Photoshoot?
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I tried to stay a step away from what I saw others or my contemporary did. I learned how to use my creative ability to be free—not afraid to be me and still make my clients happy.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would cook for them. When I didn’t feel like cooking, we would eat African food or seafood. I am not a planter. I hate that shit. Following an itinerary. That to fuckin control! Let shit happen organically. You won’t be disappointed.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
As a father, Abe Seltzer was my mentor and showed me how to be a better photographer and use my head creatively.
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