Something tells me that if you're reading this About page, chances are we may be getting familiar soon. I know these are usually in third person but I've always found that to be oddly impersonal, especially when reading one on an actual person's website (vs an interview or a feature written by someone else). Not sure if you care or not, but now that I've come to a point in my life where I can actually have an About page, I had to take the opportunity to ramble about that.
So anyway. I'm Flo, a 22 year old photographer, director and visual artist.
Currently, I'm in San Francisco as an Art Direction Intern for the ad agency, Venables, Bell & Partners. I graduated in June 2017 with a degree in Advertising/Public Relations and a Studio Art minor from the City College of New York. I was born and raised in Harlem, and for two years of middle school and all of high school, I attended Horace Mann, a prep school in the Bronx. This is where my passion for photography and design emerged.
That being said, my first passion is figure skating which I grew up doing from ages 6 to 18. The mental discipline that I gained from being an athlete for so long is without a doubt what I can attribute to my work ethic as an artist now.
Being a creative means I can't watch a movie, walk down a street, or even look at myself in the mirror at times without my brain going off on tangents. Everything from hearing a good song to seeing a nicely lit stairwell can trigger a whole creative process. It's the weirdest blessing really, to see things for what they could be, to visualize. I call this my sixth sense, and it makes life that much more interesting. Words barely do it justice, but I know this for sure-- I wouldn't want to do anything else in the world.
To be frank, I just like to make good sh*t.