We had the good fortune of connecting with Greg Guerin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Greg, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Without my sobriety none of this would be possible for me. It has not only given me my life back but paves the way for me to create a new life where I can be of service to others and work towards my vision. If I never gave up drugs and alcohol I would have never picked up a camera.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Taking photos has turned into an obsession for me. I have always been fascinated by people and from a young age I remember passing by strangers in their cars and deeply wondering about what these strangers stories were, where they were going and where they have been. I didn’t start taking photos until I was much older but holding a camera provided a new tool to connect with people and shed light on their stories in a way I never knew was possible. I have experimented with many forms of photography but portraiture and street photography is what keeps the practice breathtaking and exciting. I want to show the world where I find beauty and often times it is in unexpected filthy and unsuspecting places.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to Atlantic Avenue. Depending on where they’re visiting from they would be shocked about how uncommon seeing someone with a mask would be. Regardless it’s an impeccable people watching spot. I would take them to Bambini’s Pizzaria because I fell in love with with a woman there while sipping on a delicious milkshake walking around a petting zoo , dodging little frogs on the floor behind a pizza parlor with a life sized Elvis mannequin sitting at one of the tables. Did I mention they also have animals and a strawberry patch? I would take them to the beach because that’s usually the only time o go, to pay homage to the beauty in my backyard which I take for granted too often. I would take them to my balcony to sit quietly and sip tea while the boats go by. I would show them Miami so they can experience what it’s like to be dreadfully underwhelmed. I would take them to the swap shop for the people and the culture which runs deep throughout the roots of the Ft Lauderdale campus. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
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