We had the good fortune of connecting with Jamieson Murphy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jamieson, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting a business sounds both fun and terrifying. There are a lot of pros and cons, risks and financial uncertainty that came to play before I started one of my businesses. When starting a business timing has to be everything. Before launch I made sure I had a plan and a way to execute my said plan. I started the business with a partner at first then went my separate way because my partner and I didn’t see eye to eye 24/7 and that is something that is necessary when starting a business.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I want to build a legacy.. scratch that. I am building a legacy for myself and my company for years to come. I want to be remembered in 50-100 years for what I’ve created for myself. I want my son or daughter to hopefully continue my business well down the line. A lot of people don’t really understand the work I do, mainly older family members, etc. which makes sense. It’s a different generation.. social media, Instagram, YouTube, etc wasn’t around when they were younger. I do a lot of different things. I am a film director, photographer, editor, director, writer.. I am an open book when it comes to what I do, I don’t like to focus just on one genre of work because that can close at anytime and then you are backed up against a wall wondering what you’re going to do now. Thankfully, I get to work with some of the coolest and dopest clients out there… from multi-platinum music artists, world renown brands/hotels, models, influencers, etc. Most of them I don’t even call clients because we have such a good personal and business relationship, I call most of them friends which in this day and age is hard to do so. I wouldn’t be anywhere without such a loving network of people. And to those who have stuck with me since day 1 I owe it to ya’ll. Work wise, I shoot music videos, promotional videos, advertising campaign work, model photography, etc. I do a lot of everything. None of this happened overnight, I have been doing this for almost 10 years now and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. It’s a lot of hard work, dedication and I have sacrificed a lot but I know it’ll be worth it some day.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am pretty new to the LA scene but I defiantly discovered some of the dopest places out here. I’d start the week off with some exploring down Melrose and Fairfax to pickup some vintage clothes and kicks. Pop into Urth Cafe for a late lunch, then head for a solid workout at the best gym in LA, “No Limit Training facility.” Day two would definitely be a Santa Monica / Newport Beach day. Hit the beach, surf, etc. Day three would be a mountain day, drive up to Big Bear or an overnight trip up to Mammoth Mountain. Grab a hotel or Air bnb hit the slopes in the am and head back at night. Now, no LA trip is done without checking out some of my hidden gems in beautiful Malibu. Thankfully I am blessed with some dope creative friends out here who showed me around countless times before I moved here. Some of these locations are top secret and many people even locals don’t know of them. let’s just say if the sky is cotton candy at sunset you know I’ll have to take my friend here to show them the beautiful area then on the way back to Weho stop by Nobu Malibu for a fire sushi dinner.
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?
This is definitely an easy question to answer for me. Growing up I had two very entrepreneurial parents. My mother ran our horse farm back home in Connecticut while my father started a family franchise with Verizon Wireless where he started with one store and shortly after had 8 stores running non stop, also in Connecticut. Unfortunately life dealt me some awful cards, my father passed away shortly after Christmas in 2009 and my mother years later in 2017. I think growing up with that business savvy background from my parents definitely helped me know which route and road to go down even-though they are not here to help or see it, I had learned from them at such a young age. I dedicate everything I do to them as well as some of my other family and friends from back home who have been there to support and show love 24/7 when my parents weren’t there.
There is a photo of me photographing a car, this photo was taken by @camroho