We had the good fortune of connecting with Josh Trotter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Josh, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
Of course I would want everyone to remember me as being an awesome person, but most importantly I want everyone to remember me as being real. I want everyone to remember me as being the person they can depend on, to know that I gave all I had to give and that I never judged anyone on their life choices and who truly are at heart.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I would say the detail of the emotions in the photo. I want to capture the moment, what it was like to be where I was standing and to see the world through my eyes. I started really getting into photography about a year and a half ago. I started with a pawn shop camera kit that was just in budget. Then I moved up from there by know how to use what I had. It’s not about having the best gear. It’s about knowing how to use the gear you do have.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Even more than photography, music is my life! So we’re definitely going to go to as many music venues as possible and I don’t mean the bars on Broadway. The High Watt, The 5 Spot and Marathon Music Works are my top three. So for lunch it would be M.L. Rose for some amazing burgers, then to a concert where usually I have a friend playing, then after hanging with the bands after the show we all go to Michelangelo’s Pizza on 22nd.
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?
Most of all my mom, she has never given up on me and is always supportive. Also all the bad experiences in life, that is what has made me humble and thankful for all the blessings that I’ve received.
All taken by me.