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

Hi Malachi, what makes you happy? Why?
What makes me happy is Creating. When I Create I’m Free.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Malibphotography is a photography company that focuses on every aspect of life . From high fashion Down to Recording Artist in there creative environments and even events and family portraits . How I got into photography really wasn’t a one day thing . I literally would take pictures for fun and began it as a career after people started raving about my images and paying me for my work . It’s been an up and down road but very inspirational for the most part. Seeing my growth from my mistakes has made me enjoy failure as much as success. If there’s a lesson I can take from my whole experience so Far it’s being presence and learning to unlearn . The future is always changing and the present is where the creative magic is .. after all what you do or create in the moment is what will become of you , or what you’ll be remembered as . If there’s something I would like people to know about me or my brand, it’s art is life and life is everything . When someone see’s a picture of mine I want them not to see just the light but the dark hues as well . As dull as the frame is , Its still part of the beauty belonging to the bigger picture

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.
Griffith Observatory Hands Down , I think is one of the best places outside of Joshua Tree , to explore when it comes to the State of LA. The connection it gives you with yourself and nature is unreal

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Inspiration is like that of time where it is a moment that can only be given and not taken back. Special people know this and act on it , trying to create it in every moment for the ones they love . Mom, you and Popy did and do this for me in life .. which translated and translates into the images that I capture . Thanks for loving me rite and inspiring me.

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Image Credits
Mackenzie Breeden

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