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

Hi Malcolm, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
I’m never afraid to go against the grain. It’s daring to be different and doing things in your own way that ultimately decides whether or not you succeed. I learned from a young age through experience and trial and error, that if you want to do something do it. Don’t think about the challenges and struggles, and continue to fail forward. That is what has defined any success that I’ve obtained through the years.

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’m most proud of my move to Cali. Coming from a heavy loss loosing my mother January 3rd,2021 was not an easy thing to do. Though I’m not fully assimilated to my new environment I love where I’m at as a creative and a professional. I got where I am today by staying focused on what “I ” want and being willing to adapt to change at the drop of a dime. None of my success to date was easy…I worked for everything I ever got with my own two hands. Knowing my worth and value has been extremely important on my journey. I’ve learned that the blessing is in doing and everything that will be…WILL BE! You can only control what you can and don’t sweat the small stuff. There is a lesson i n every single thing you do.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Honestly being that I just moved to LA, id probably just take my friends to the spots out the way. Nice scenery, good vibes and great food. My trips are always subject to a google search.

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?
The only people I think deserve any recognition in my story are those that doubted me. Why? Without them I wouldn’t have had a reason to prove to myself that I was worthy and capable of. Anytime I set my mind to do something or say I’m doing something I do it. I’m my own motivation and driving force. God gave me the tools and mindset to do things I never thought I could do.

Website: finessenshots.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finessenshots/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZAsALG82txjRCF2qla5Yg

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutLA is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.