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

Hi Steveo, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
It’s inside of me and It needs to come out in some capacity whether I like it or not. To create is to be fully alive. More than just the final product the whole process from concepting to the experience in creating, visualizing, and crafting the narrative are the fruits of life for me. It’s brought me an immense amount of joy and healing to my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The road for me was not easy to get to where I am today. As I shared with you all in the last interview I endured an immense amount of suffering from tragedy and loss in my life. I’ve been broken and beaten down more times than I can count. Through that pain I became a better person, a more loving empathetic person. I used to want to be a therapist but my life didn’t take me down that path but instead allowed me to utilize some of my natural skills like understanding people and providing safe spaces for creatives and everyday people to bring something meaningful to life. The creation of my art can be very healing for everyone involved. In a way it’s alot like shadow work. Walking towards the darkness. Creating what I wanna create has allowed me to build a unique brand for myself that people want to be a part of. I am always open to working with me people and hope to take my company to the next level in the coming years.

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?
Arizona is a beautiful state and I love living here. You got just about everything you could want besides an ocean I guess. You’ve got a thriving full of talent and welcoming artist community in Phoenix and in Tempe. You can drive an hour in any direction and find incredible desert landscape. You’ve got forests In Payson, red rocks in Sedona, a sustainable city In the desert known as Arcosanti(one of my favorite places), and then the salt river or lake Havasu for your swim needs, and then the endless hiking and mountain areas all over. We’ve got it all.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Jerry Portelli is a photographer who showed a punk 15 year old kid with serious problems that photography was cool and a medium for your creativity. The things that are possible are infinite and endless.

Website: www.spiralsphotography

Instagram: @Spiralsphotography

Linkedin: Spirals Photography

Twitter: @Steveospirals

Facebook: @Spirals Photography

Youtube: Steveo Spirals

Image Credits
@alisatheginger @chchcherrybomb69 @_shaylynmoom @wabithegod @volcanic.ashen @tripshipfashion.llc @feminaflower

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