We had the good fortune of connecting with Michael Scott Slosar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michael Scott, what matters most to you?
Knowing your self worth within your industry. And not compromising that value just to get / take work. Don’t undercut yourself. This is a very important value or principle I try to abide by when growing my business.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
There is no top. And there is no finish. We constantly evolve and grow, and we continue to create and see in different ways. Each project, each stage or chapter, each lesson you learn and each challenge you overcome are all part of the process. Working in a creative field is about the process. The journey and the growth in how you approach things or see then differently. Im proud to begin to understand this process and by understanding that the journey is the goal, my work will continue to grow and evolve in its own natural way. Letting go and allowing your inner voice to evolve freely.
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 guess it depends which best friend is visiting and from where… But we’d be gone. I wouldn’t be showing them anything in the city. The car would be packed when I came to pick them up from the airport and we would hit the CA road without a full agenda. I Love having an idea of what you want to do or see but keeping it loose enough to feel the freedom of adventure. You stay somewhere as long as it feels right and as soon as it doesn’t you move on to the next. Road trips and nature. CA State parks and National Parks. BLM land and National Forest. Gourmet meals cooked over fire and red wine out of metal camp cups along the roadside. Spontaneous photos that represent memories and moments rather than staged and contrived ideas of what memories should portray through social media. A memory isn’t always a beautiful picture…
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoots, there are so many moments along the way in your process that helped shape or influence your story. All the other photo assistants I worked along side with when I got out of school. All the photographers I assisted after graduating that showed me the training and skills of a working photographer. Schooling in itself was a huge factor in providing me with the technical knowledge base to make educated decisions in how I approach a photograph.
All Images by Michael Scott Slosar