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

Hi Neville, how do you think about long-term goals vs short term goals. What do you spend most of your time or resources on?
The difference to me with long term and short term is payoff. I look at short term goals on a daily, weekly, and monthly cycle. I have a to-do list and a constant reminder that lets me know if I have done my smaller tasks. All tasks are geared towards the bigger or long-term goals I have set out for myself. These longer goals will have the money break down that I project I need to spend on achieving them. This also helps put a budget in place for the shorter-term goals. The similarity is done with time. Yet, time is more fluid as you must be flexible and able to pivot. It is important to have clear short and long-term goals. Having a great understanding of what can be achieved and what can be done later is something that goal setters must be able to come to terms with.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been doing photography for a year and a half now. The start is always the most challenging part of a journey. Getting all the gear you need to start walking down your path. To me this is not easy at all, being an entrepreneur is one of the most challenging things to try and overcome in the world. It is a constant uphill battle, ravaged with depression, doubt, worry, and distrust. Losing people due to jealousy is a hard pill to swallow. You would think people are rooting for you, wanting to see you succeed. When some of the closest people are the ones trying to find a way to break you down. Most people think that people compare themselves to people outside their level. People who have been doing their craft for years, and already put in the time. I realized that the real comparison is self, to the where they want to be at. To better explain as you do something better, you begin to look for more fulfilling inspiration. On the other side of that sword is that you start to doubt yourself. Your mind fills with “Will you ever be able to work at that level of excellence.” That is when depression comes into play. The light at the end of a tunnel is more challenging to see. The concept of time comes into play, will you have enough time, will the people you want to help have enough time, can you ever help them. You start to shun people and lose yourself. It is a constant uphill battle. To me the only thing I can do is address these issues head on. Looking to my close friends and explaining my problems. Have them listen and help me through it. Just changing the narrative on the situation. While never stopping the creative process. To me the minute you stop trying to do better and achieve more I believe you die. Your desire dies and you become contempt. You then let the negative thoughts win and take hold of the passion. There is a lot of beauty in the struggle though. The way I express myself has gotten me paid, I made a lot of new connections and a few close friends. Such as Tracy, Anthony, and Frantz. All of this has developed me into the type of brand I have today with photography. Legacy Shots is exactly that, it’s your legacy. To me I must leave a lasting impact on the world. Change some people’s lives and uplift the communities I belong to. Doing photography is just that. It allows me to express myself and help others express themselves. It is a brand based on impact and what will people say of you. From shoots about graduations to model headshots, each shoot has those core values of capturing your legacy ingrained.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Atlanta has some of the best places to visit. Providence State Park: It is a natural clay depository think of a miniature Grand Canyon, Other amazing places are: Bamboo Forest, Ponce City Market, Little 5 Points as for food Soul Vegetarian #2: Vegan food is very big in my life and I think my friend would try it.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Everyone who has been in my life for good or bad has made me the man I am today. Has put me into the position I am currently in. People who have treated me well, have guided me with love. Showed me how to handle business and others in a manner that facilitates more healthy relationships. Some of these amazing people are. Frantz Casimir, Tracy Bucknor, Anthony Smith, Nyssa Harrell, Marc Wharton, Winston Lovell, and Marques Bayas!

Website: https://legacyshotsphotography.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/legacyshots_co/

Image Credits
Photographer: Neville Forbes Model: Wendi in lingerie: Agency Click Atl Model: Angie Gemstone necklace: Independent Model Model: Tracy Skin Care: Independent Model Model: Kwenton: Chain in mouth: Independent Model Model: Kira in Coca Cola: Styled by Luke: Agency Ursula Wieldman Model: Justin in Leather jacket: Styled by Luke: Agency Click Atl Model: Nick Head-shot face on: Agency Click Atl Model: Pius in white blouse: Styled by Brandon: Independent Model