We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Walczak and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordan, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think that taking risks is necessary in the creative field. You may find a formula that works for a bit but then people may lose interest after a while if you continue to repeat. It’s important to constantly try new things and continue to grow as an artist. The industry is always changing so you have to be able to adapt and never get comfortable.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The day to day stuff ends up eating up a lot of time. Making pictures seems to be the easy part by the time you’re done dealing with meetings, chasing down invoices, planning for future editorials and projects, email reach outs, and etc.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of my favorite places are little hole in the wall dinners. One of my favorite places to go in Brooklyn is commodore for chicken sandwiches and nachos. If we were in the city I’d take them to Los Tacos #1 and then go to the galleries in Chelsea after. I also love a good dive bar with a pool table, so maybe welcome to the Johnsons in Bushwick. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is go to Fort Tilden beach and make a day out of it, stop by rippers on the way home for a burger.
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?
I’d like to thanks my Wife Chrissie for always having my back and giving me honest feedback. Also shoutout to Toby who convinced me to move to New York and told me it would be easy.
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