We had the good fortune of connecting with Johnias Winters and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Johnias, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Photography is a lucrative business. Everybody wants a memory recorded that they can hold on to forever . To make people smile simply from creating and making them feel good about themselves was all the motivation I needed . I’m a people pleaser.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Professionally I did free work from 6 months to a year . My first celebrity client was Kash Doll. Most of my credit goes to her because she bet on me first . At first it was hard I had to learn by trial and error than I got better with time . I’ve learned that people love ” in the moment ” shots over things that have be practiced and rehearsed . I just wanna spread smiles one photo at a time .

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Okay my favorite kick it spots I’d have to say are : Premier Restaurant and Lounge it’s in Pembroke Pines Shout-out to Gia and the Staff over there . I also like American Social for cool vibes , great food and affordable drinks . KOD Miami of course for the good food and risque entertainment.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout-out to everyone that loves to create . Whether your creation is cosmetic or visual . Keep pushing for and changing the world one person at a time . As a man from the South all my glory always goes to God .

Website: looksbyjohnpapi@gmail.com

Instagram: Instagram.com/theejohnpapi

Twitter: Twitter.com/thejohnpapi

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