Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Friendship Is...

What does the term friend mean? What does it really mean to be bffs and/or besties? People throw these terms around lightly each and everyday on social networks. But my question is what does friendship look like to you?

To me friendship means loyalty, laughter, honesty, and respect. I would consider myself an okay friend. I can be a selfish person by nature. I mean just being honest, I'm stubborn and pretty stuck in my ways like a lot of people I know. I am about my business and that can be a blessing and curse, but back to the issue at hand. What does is mean to be a friend?

To be a friend is to compromise and to give. I was born into a big family, so naturally I grew up with built in best friends. I have five siblings and two rock star parents. Our family is very tight knit and I know that I can rely on my family no matter what the situation is. No matter how many times we fight or argue or crack on each other, we stick together. Friendship looks a lot like family. I thank God for the love and friendship that my parents instilled in us from birth. I would have never ventured off into fashion if my big sister didn't do it first. My siblings and parents are the greatest people in this world and I'm blessed to count them as my friends.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Photographer: James Williams

Hello Fashion Lovers aka TheeFashionStories enthusiasts! Today's interviewee is Mr. James Williams. He is a 22 year old, hardworking, and extremely talented photographer and videographer. He owns his own company, Dapper Media Inc. James specializes in music videos, photo shoots, event coverage, etc. He currently attends the Art Institute of Atlanta. He will be graduating in December with his associates degree in photography. James plans to attend Georgia State University to pursue his bachelors degree in film! He is driven and persistent with his goals! Keep reading to learn more about the man behind the lens, Mr. James Williams. 

Where do you see your career in 5 years?
I see myself in a huge retail space working specifically with higher-end clients. I also want to have other photographers and videographers working as my employees with competitive salaries. There will be cyc walls used for photography and videography, seamless paper used for photoshoots, green screens for video work, and etc.

Who have you worked with and/or worked for?
I’ve worked with a lot of people in my career. I’ve worked with a lot of great music artists such as Big KRIT, Nipsey Hussle, Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly, Kid Ink, Kandi (RHOA), and many more.

Currently, I am an intern for the Atlanta FilmFestival, Treesound Studios and Inspire Magazine in Atlanta, GA. In the future I would love to have a position as photographer/videographer for different fashion and life style magazines that are well-known all around the world. I wouldn’t want a job that would take me away from the work of my company.

What was your motivation behind starting your blog, business, career, etc.?
Photography and film are two of my favorite things on this planet. I love creating work that people can be excited to see and look at for years to come and be pleased with the quality of it. I started my visual arts company in 2009 after I graduated high school. After graduating high school I knew that I wanted to work for myself and make my own decisions as a business man and an artist.  It’s been a long ride since those early days. Now it’s 2014 and I have a new companyname, new website and I am in a whole new city. I’ve met a lot of people and been involved with a lot of companies that have helped me in different ways throughout my career.