We had the good fortune of connecting with Brigitte Schambon-Kiser and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brigitte, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?

I decided to pursue an artistic & creative career because I never saw myself or was ever interested in doing anything else outside of the arts. I grew up painting with watercolor, taking pictures and videos on family trips, doing my friends make-up and sewing my own costumes for halloween.  Re-arranging or painting my bedroom since I was a child, and taking artsy workshops whenever available to name a few… So being creative has always been natural for me. Im always present with my senses and creativity, so having a career as an artist means everything to me and I am so thankful for all the opportunities that have come my way thus far.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
So I actually went to school for Interior Design in Miami more than a decade ago, but decided to pursue my career as a freelance photographer instead. I also do some graphic design on the side and hope to have floral designer as one of my “artistic titles” sometime this year.

I usually shoot lifestyle, still life, travel and food photography but would love to get more into fashion and editorial photography if the opportunity arises.  I always enjoy learning new things and trying out new techniques to improve my skills and enhance my creative mojo. Anyway, if you’ve read this far and have doubts of pursuing an artistic career for yourself or have ever had someone tell you its not worth it… I encourage you to leave those thoughts aside and listen to your heart instead, because you CAN become who you want to be. You CAN do what you love to do and make a living out from it 😉 You just need to be passionate about it, you need to practice, you need to hustle, you need to be excited about the journey and make it the goal of your life! Never give up on that dream and never stop creating for yourself.

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?
Well it all depends on the city and Covid free obvs! Lol!  But in Miami, I would Stay-cay at The Standard Miami Beach, have dinner at Leku, Momosan, Macchialina, River Oyster Bar, Le Tub, Lung Yai Thai Tapas, or Sanpocho to name a few of my favorite restaurants… I would take them to see a show or live music performance at Faena, visit Vizcaya, be a beach bum at Crandon Park (Key Biscayne) , have drinks at 1 Hotel Rooftop, Beaker & Gray, The Broken Shaker, The Corner or Casa Florida. And if there is time, drive down to Key West for a couple of days and relax. If it’s in LA I would start the day with coffee at Coffee For Sasquatch, stay-cay at The Hollywood Roosevelt, eat Pizza at Stella Barra, have drinks and lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant called Guelaguetza, eat at Jitlada if we are in the mood for Thai, Kombu Sushi or Connie & Ted’s to name a few of my favs. Watch the sunset at Barnsdall Art Park, visit one of the museums, walk around Silverlake, Los Feliz, and Echopark, go to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, stargaze at the Griffith Observatory. And last but not least, drive out to Laguna Beach (my all time favorite beach) or have a picnic somewhere in Malibu. I mean, there’s so much to do!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to thank all those who have believed in me and trusted my work!

Website: www.creativetrace.us

Instagram: cr8tive_trace

Image Credits
Image credit @cr8tive_trace

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