We had the good fortune of connecting with Luis Miguel Lopez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Luis Miguel, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
One of my favorite things to do would have to be taking road trips with my closest friends. Every single trip I’ve taken with my friends has always resulted in endless stories of nostalgic memories. Taking photos with my camera and making videos cements those moments in our timelines; Nothing brings me greater joy than to look back and reminisce on the memories we’ve made along the way. It lets you track your own personal progress and gives you hope for your future endeavors.
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 am definitely not a professional, but I do take pride in my work. Over time, I’ve evolved from taking “cool pics at cool locations,” to having a narrative behind my work. It’s sometimes hard to have an underlying story to ALL my content – but having that intention gives me a challenge/hurdle to clear. I’ve had many mentors in my journey – including good ol’ reliable, YouTube. With a lot of practice and inspiration from other creators, I developed a style of editing that suits my personal taste/niche. I definitely have a lot more to learn when it comes to photography and filmmaking; However, I’m nothing but excited to soak up more knowledge pertaining to my craft.
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 would definitely reserve maybe 2-4 days out of that week to explore a national park. It doesn’t even have to be a park that’s a few states away. My personal favorite national park would have to be Yosemite simply because of all the crazy memories we made there. Being out there gives you a sense of connection and unity with nature. In addition, being out there gives you a chance to unwind, disconnect, and get creative. Aside from national parks, I would recommend other attractive sites like the Mojave Desert, Sequoias, and Joshua Tree. If local, I would take them around the beach cities – Redondo, Manhattan, Hermosa – to enjoy the views, eat good food, and enjoy the beach vibes. 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 don’t think I need to specifically mention any names (There may be too many to list and I may omit a few). However, I’d like to give a huge shoutout to my closest friends and family. My friends (some I’ve known for 10-15 years and counting) have always been there for me – especially in my lowest. They’re the ones who motivated me to dig myself out of the dark hole I was in not too long ago. They keep me grounded and levelheaded. And my family – I love them dearly. Their unconditional love and support fuel me to do better. Without these important people in my life, I truly don’t know where I would be. And for that, I am forever blessed and thankful to embrace so many loving people in my circle.
Luis Miguel Lopez