We had the good fortune of connecting with Missy Revuelta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Missy, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Since I was a child, I’ve always found ways to express myself creatively. I actually wanted to be an animator for Disney, but then started to learn different mediums of art and how to express myself. I enjoy the expression and making my own rules not having to live up to what society wants.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My photos set me apart from other photographers because I’m not scared of over editing my shots. I enjoy bringing more color and life out in my photos. I enjoy making photos that aren’t perfect. I’m proud of how long I’ve been consistent with my work. I’ve never given up, regardless of others negative opinions. I got to where I am today because of a good support system, consistent hard work, and lots of risk taking. Many ups and downs. I’ve learned that not everyone wants to see you succeed and not everyone is reliable. You have to learn to believe and rely on yourself. I want the reader to carry this thought, “Self-Reliance is the only road to true freedom and being one’s own person is it’s ultimate reward.”
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.
If my best friend was coming to visit me for a week, I would definitely take her to Wynwood to see all the murals. The next day would be in the Everglades for an airboat ride. Third day would take her to the keys and stop at little mom and pop shops along the way. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’ve had so much love and support. I’d like to shoutout -My wonderful boyfriend Jesus -My best friend Roeshea -My loving mother-in-law Marilyn