It feels as if we are always running, be it a conscious sprint to achieve a goal, a panicked backpedaling from taking a wrong turn, or a steady jog in what feels like the right direction. Swayed by any medley of driving forces, we find ways to build momentum, seeking out forces of impetus so that we can push beyond merely surviving to thriving in the daily grind. Through consequential shifts, chance encounters, and sheer relentlessness, we create channels for our dreams.
Some believe that being successful in doing what we love, and being able to share that with the world is a haughty concept, but we’re here to prove them wrong. We’ve gathered a group of creatives who have challenged this notion, pushed for an honest existence, and are making their ambitions reality. In the next few pages, these individuals share their experiences from starting at the bottom to changing the status quo to building creative communities.
We are inspired by these influencers because there is perhaps no greater sensation than when you are in motion, all senses heighted, going full force with purpose. In the wake of such experiences, with a taste of what it could be like to live liberated, intention coursing through your veins, any room for settling dissipates…as it should.
We challenge you to live in pursuit.
WES TARCA – Photographer Wes Tarca talks storytelling and inspiration
BABËL – Artistic community BABËL creates magic through unity
ELIZABETH WIRIJA – The creative explorer
DANIELLE POTTBERG – Accidental photographer and dream advocate
JIM CUMMINS – From the golden age of album covers to smartphone photography
HANNAH BRONFMAN – The modern entrepreneur
SOFAR SOUNDS – Connecting live bands with music lovers in their very own living rooms