We had the good fortune of connecting with Kao Saephan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kao, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor for me is to simply be yourself and to be a genuine caring human being. If people are seeking you out specifically for a certain need, I feel that is a privilege and should be treated with the highest regards. The competition is fierce in any line of work, if you can be a hundred percent attentive and caring and overall treat everyone with kindness, then I feel you have an edge already.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Bruised Oranges is a photography based business focusing on telling stories through photographs. We are focused on the actual subject more and we ask them real questions to get that emotion buried deep inside to reveal itself. The human condition is a very fragile thing, and if i can capture that within a photograph then i have done my job. It wasn’t always easy to get to this point, but I think due to the bumps along the way, it’s only made me who I am today. My advice for people who are struggling as a creative, is to never stop. Keep pushing forward no matter how you’re feeling, and also to take it easy on yourself. As long as there are stories to tell, Bruised Oranges will be around.
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?
I’m a big fan of the outdoors so I’d probably take my friend on a hiking/camping trip to either Joshua Tree National Park or skiing at Big Bear Resort. I love the city, but it’s always nice to get away for a while.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I dedicate my shoutout to my good friends Adrian and Cory. They are both independent business owners who have taught me more about the business aspect of things more than any book ever could. Adrian runs a screen printing company called Supreme Screen Printing and Cory also runs a screen printing company by the name of Sledge Spot Screen Printing. They both deserve some recognition and credit.