We had the good fortune of connecting with Harlan Cone and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Harlan, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Well,Since I was very young I was drawn to the creative arts.Music Photography & Fashion all of these things became my passion.My parents ran a creative arts business and I started learning at only 8 years of age.So you can say its a lifelong journey I hope someday to something amazing behind with my creative work.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Now at 40 years old I can say that my earliest start in the creative world was 32 years ago learning and assisting in my parents company with Music Engineer work.Mobile DJ & Ultimately by 1994 ( age 12 ) was the first time some of my Photos as a second shooter for a wedding were used.I did my first shoots on my own in 1995 & by 96/97 I was Doing Paid work pretty much every week.Sadly my journey as a growing pro was put on a odd path when suddenly my mom passed @ 16years old in April of 98.I still however continued to work already agreed to Weddings etc till the end of the 90`s.
I had to in late 99 to the early 00`s rebuild my own company after my family’s business came to its end and my father was not in good health.So rather then to pursue my passion to hopefully work for the likes of Calvin Klein , Guess or Vogue I put my dreams on hold to support my dad & take care of him till he passed in 2012 while running a successful company working with hundreds of Weddings and corporate functions.Actor Headshots , Model Headshots ,Product Photography & Boudoir Photos for private clients. While always still wanting to pursue my dream of the world of High Fashion & Art Photography.
Now moving forward in late 2014 after a year break in 2013 I rebooted my business to focus on Fashion & Art projects alongside still offering Wedding & event work.This time with my life with my wife at my side in the position to hopefully reach my goals to someday of both shooting for big brands & have my Art in a museium someday I truly put my heart in what I do I hope it shows.
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?
Hmm this is a odd one for me lol.For people its some of my creative friends a lot of the smaller family places to eat I use to go to went out of business sadly so thats a tough one.Im very much a homebody when im not creating my art but for me I would go to Dave & Busters or maybe Castles & Coasters & a movie.If in Tucson maybe check out Rainbow Guitars ( Yes I love Guitars ).But thats just a little insight to me
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?
So I would like to thank my beautiful Mother Suzanne Cone who sadly passed away when I was 16 in 1998 for giving the creative mind & teaching me as I begun my journey doing Wedding Photography & Video @ ages 12-13 and onward =).I Like to Thank my Dad Lorin Cone for his constant force to do better & his beautiful mind.Id also like to Thank my supporting wife who has been always supportive of my work & passion.Lastly Thank you to the countless creatives that I have had the pleasure to create some of my finest art with not only for the pleasure of working with you but the ones who have been super supportive of me I truly appreciate you =)
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