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

Hi Quinn, how do you think about risk?
I look at risk as opportunity to take a path less traveled. Often times risk is associated with failure but I’ve always thought of it as a chance to explore the unknown. Often times it is an uncomfortable process but I believe risk is the only vessel that leads to movement and progress. I won’t go as far to say taking risk leads directly to success, but through my experience I wouldn’t even know what I believe success is without taking risks and exploring the unknown. Exercising the ability to overcome fear always benefits the person I am becoming, whether the outcome of taking a risk is in my favor it is overcoming the fear of failure that benefits my character and molded the person I am today.

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.
When it comes individualism in art I don’t believe in trying to convince people my creative style comes from an engine in my mind of alone, I think what sets me apart from other artists is my ability to admit I love to learn and be influenced by creators I admire. That being said, my goal is to communicate stories and experiences I’ve had through my own perspective. My artistic path doesn’t have an end in site in both directions, my past consists of understanding multiple aspects of filmmaking and other artistic formats not only better educate myself but find what it is that drives me to create the most. My future consists of the unknown, I say that because if there is one thing I’ve learned it’s that certainty does not exist outside of the present. This past year I’ve taken advantage of remote schooling and drove across the country, the ability to live in the present is not a personality trait of mine but I’ve begun to base the trajectory of my future off the state of the present which has helped with artistic goals and mental health,

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.
I spend most my time in Malibu, there’s so much to explore in the spread out city of L.A but I’m always going to take a close friend to the Beach. Plenty of hidden coves along the coast make for an amazing picnic, the canyons as well hold some of the most scenic views. The restraints in Malibu seem to come and go quite frequently so I’d take a friend to Topanga area for some amazing Thai food at Cholada or Santa Monica for a broader range of food and a night out, I’m a bit rusty on the hit spots since the nightlife has been shut down for a while.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Aside from the consistency of artistic material and artists that I’ve seen throughout my life inspire my visions, the only person I can truly give credit to in regards to influencing my character is my mother. Her ambition, creativity, and priority’s have molded me to explore life and opportunity from a perspective I am proud to call my own. Not only is she an advocate of pursuing a life that revolves around art but has been and will always be a supporter of my pursuit of personal success.

Website: https://vimeo.com/quinngraham

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