We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Marshall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandon, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I would absolutely owe my brands success, to dreaming, and planning! My goal started as a vision, which only existed in my mind. Every month I believe I am able to project even further my imagination into the world, because of planning everyday towards the bigger picture. Small, but “consistent steps” towards your brands goals…
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a photographer and writer. Art By Photography stands out from everyone else I believe due to my perspective and what attracts my cameras lens, when holding it up to my eye. I personally consider myself to be a street photographer, one major reason for this is, I hate being confined indoors! So naturally my images are always my forced perspective as apposed to simply capturing a preset environment (I have shot in studios, but certainly prefer outdoors). So I am always attracted to places of grit, and then splash it with a models fashion and beauty. For me, I try to convey that there is beauty in every aspect of our society… To get ANYWHERE begins with imagining it. Then you create, 3 year goals, 5 year goals, and chip away at them EVERYDAY through your daily, weekly, and monthly goals. Write your goals down, make each step clear, and REMAIN COMMITED to accomplishing them! It was as EASY as that, but that in itself, was NO EASY task. I want the world to know my story because it is intertwined with SO MANY OTHERS stories. I have lived in so many different communities within our country, that to hear my story, is to make better sense of all of our misunderstandings and miscommunications.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Man, really putting me on the spot now!!! Monday, 8am-12pm Paintball at Desert Fox (Tucson), followed by a cold shake and good burger at Twist and shouts (Sahuarita), 5-8pm Desert Diamond Casino (Sahuarita). Tuesday, 6-11am Hiking the Madera Canyons (Green Valley), 12-2 pm the 1922 Pub (Sahuarita), 5-8pm AMC $5 movies for Premier club members (Tucson). Wednesday, 6-9am Tempe town lake & the ASU campus (Tempe), 10-12 lunch on Mill Ave, 6-8pm Tempe Town lake for the Sunset (Tempe). Thursday, 6-1pm Hike the Hieroglyphic trail (Gold Canyon) and drive around Canyon Lake to observe it from the top, 1-3 pm, Lunch at the Dutch Miners camp, Dinner from “Mary’s” taco truck (She was on Stapley & Broadway, in Mesa). Friday, Grand Canyon, BRING YOUR CAMERA!!!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mother and step father have absolutely supported every bit of my work and direction, in terms of my business. Alexis C Harris, who is the owner of Alexis C. Photography, has also shown me GREAT SUPPORT! Jade C. Harman, which has just recently had me on her Podcast for an interview, very cool experience (DiscoverU), extremely intelligent 22 year old young lady. Alexandra Lifson, which is the owner of: Out of the blue (art gallery), as well as Xandy land studios (Jerome), which is where I will be showcasing my work and art for the first time, very honored and excited!!! I am also working with the LOVELY Zushka Biros, out in Jerome. She is an incredible photographer, exquisite model, and so many more things she does and has as titles, very intriguing woman. Big shout out to Red Bench Gallery & Studios out in Jerome as well!!! Of course I can go on, But these people here, I feel have always supported me in “someway” since the start of our relationships.. I definitely am grateful for every person I have mentioned above…
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