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

Hi Josh, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I decided to pursue a creative career because it helps me express myself, my feelings, and my thoughts. Capturing a moment in time is something that blows my mind, it encapsulates the emotion, and the feelings that were there in specific time that no longer exists in the world but was captured to have forever. Another reason is to help people make their visions a reality. Helping someone take this idea from their mind and turn it into a video or photo is very rewarding. Theres nothing more amazing to me than taking something from thin air and being able to see it come to life.

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 love to create visuals that help bring someones vision to life. My personal art is to express myself, and help show individuals what life outside of what they’re used to is like. I want to invoke emotion and inspiration with every video or photo I make. I personally don’t use photoshop when I edit any of my photos mainly because I like the raw feeling, it is who the person is or what the image portrays. I believe what has gotten me to where I am today is due to doing a lot of collaborations and trying new things. When I first started photography and videography I was working with tons of people and doing things I had never done before so I could develop my own niche, learn what I like and dislike. I also spent a tremendous amount of time in college classes for photography and watching youtube videos on how to do certain things or achieve a certain style just so I could see what others were doing in the industry to develop my own style. Some of the lessons I have learned along the way was to develop relationships. Having a solid relationship with the people you work with goes a long way in long term work and it makes creating a visual when you’re working with someone you have a relationship with much easier. Another lesson I have learned is to just be yourself and to be present in the moment when you are creating. Take how you’re feeling, the energy of the moment or place you’re in and create something that incorporates everything in that very moment. The one thing I want people to know is that if you’re striving to do something you love put all of your effort towards that. Success is not an overnight thing and where I have gotten too in the last 5 years is not where I will be in the next 5 years. Appreciating change and growth is huge when being an artist and creative. Change is where the most growth happens. I’ll leave you with this, Don’t focus too much on the future but be appreciative of where you’re at now and where you have been!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A lot of my good friends are like me, meaning from a small town so the first place we would goes is Downtown Los Angeles. Show them the city! I would have to take them to some food trucks all over the city, they have some of the best food you can find. I would take them to some of my favorite spots in Los Angeles, Griffith Park, Santa Monica beach/pier, Malibu and some hidden little gems I have found over the last few years. A lot of my friends have never seen Hollywood walk of fame so that would have to be one of our stops. I am huge on hiking throughout the area and would show them some of my favorites! Even a trip to the desert would be on the list (Joshua Tree) Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout goes to Pompey and DLNQNT, I had stopped taking pictures and videos for awhile upon moving to Los Angeles. If it was not for them telling me I needed to pick back up a camera then I couldn’t tell you where I would be at now. The encouraged me when there was times of doubt, they put me in positions to help me succeed. They were a huge part of the process and my current success. Thanks to these amazing friends that anyone could ever ask for!

Website: joshdpraw.myportfolio.com

Instagram: @joshdpraw

Twitter: @joshdpraw

Image Credits
@stephaniepurkey & @burr.lin

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