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

Hi Eden, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I pursued a creative career because I like the way the wavelength feels.

I tend to consider myself an outlier in many different ways; a main one being societal. But since I enjoy connecting with people and all of our various perspectives so much, I’ve still got one foot in, I suppose. So with knowing how heavy and solid society can feel at times, we need more artistic frequencies to escape to; I like to live in and enhance that frequency as much as possible.

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.
I’m a portrait photographer and creative. I’ve been dabbling throughout my life but since it turned into a heartfelt passion and something that brings me an immense amount of joy, I was eager to make it my career. Since growing my business and brand over the past several years, I am grateful to be able to now call it my profession and work with everyone from anywhere and anyone from everywhere.

Of course there are challenges that come up, but I try to view them as puzzles or riddles — something like that — rather than as roadblocks, stops or excuses to quit. So far I’ve found there’s always a solution or an answer and I’ve really appreciated growing the intellectual capacity to pan out so I can look back in and find the solution from a different perspective.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I had a friend in town that wasn’t from LA and they wanted me to show them around, we’d hike, swim, ride; eat at some favorite spots, not trendy spots; go to vintage shops and flea markets; art exhibitions, a couple of home-cooked meals and hopefully something weird and spontaneous.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Sirene Evans! She’s an incredibly talented vintage hairstylist, curly hair specialist, and educator… and one of the strongest people I know. She’s not only one of my closest friends, she’s a friend to all; a humanitarian! Sirene has been there for me — and for many — in such profound ways and I cannot thank her enough for her continued support and wisdom.

Website: www.edendozier.com

Instagram: @edendozier

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edendozier/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EdenDozierPhotography

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