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

Hi Vritra, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Without risk there is no gain. Ive learned the hard way, that, rather the outcome is positive or negative, the experience and knowledge gained from taking risk is always a positive. Comfort keeps you stagnant. Taking risks in music and with life decisions has gotten me in doors at major and indie labels and will get me through doors in design in the future.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Art is never easy. It’s always been about fun though. Design, music and fashion, for me, are about freedom and release. I think if you just do what you love and focus on making yourself happy things normally work out. The curse as an artist is that the challenges and lessons we learn from the are great sources for creative material. What I do is translate emotion into art, sometimes sound, sometimes fashion. All I want is for the person experiencing it, to feel.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I honestly don’t go out much, I really should. Im always working on something or helping someone else work on something.

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?
Theres a few people that I would like to shoutout. Although my successes are still building and my story is changing, I’ve learned a lot from Laneocinco with regards to the importance of believing in yourself and having a vision, in him I really see that anything is possible. I lost that feeling for a while. Ive learned a lot from N01ses about holding my ground and keeping things together as a father as well as how to take myself seriously. Another inspiration is Nameless, she’s one of the most determined and strong willed people I know, a lot of times, I’m just tryna move like she does. Things change daily though, always new influences and inspirations, just those 3 for now though.

Website: wdyswyec.com

Instagram: vritra322

Other: wdyswyec.com/vritra

Image Credits
All images + Art by Vritra for WDYSWYEC

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