We had the good fortune of connecting with Sally Hunter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sally, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I’m born and raised in Miami. Wouldn’t have it any other way. I spent my childhood mostly in the South Beach/ Miami Beach area and I think that plays a huge role in who I am and how i see things now. My parents also had me at very young ages and I was exposed to a lot at an early age (nothing bad though!). Wether it was all the craziness happening on South Beach streets, or going to heavy metal shows with my dad when i was still a kid, i’d like to think i soaked up a lot of culture early in life and it helped me discover new subcultures, music genres, art forms, etc.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am mostly known for my street photography. My goal and my brand has always been to capture real life and real people and that’s what helped my name grow in this city. I am very specific about who and what I photograph and I feel that’s what you gotta do in order to shine, but nothing will be easy for an upcoming artist. I always made sure i would go to artistic events that i could benefit from and network as much as I can. I was hungry to capture Miami’s underground scene when I first started so I was shooting almost every day going out of my way to hit up the people and brands i can photograph that I thought were fit for my vision. I also started to DJ about three years ago, and that has been a roller coaster. It has been a crazy learning progress but i can easily say that DJing has helped me become well rounded and through that I have met some of the coolest people in the game.
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?
Miami’s where it’s at for nightlife. Seriously. There’s so many different scene you can indulge yourself into. Personally, my favorite spots to party at are Club Space, ATV Records (RIP Pickle!), Floyd, or any warehouse raves that are thrown by local Dj’s. Some of my favorite local bars would be The New Yorker bar, The Anderson, Gramps, The Corner, Las Rosas, The Club, just to name a few. For food spots, I would recommend going to Pho 79, Melinda’s, Any cuban “ventanita”, Naomi’s, Lucali, Lung Yai, Mi Rinconcito, I can go on and on. It’s such a melting pot here you can find just about anything.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I don’t even know where to begin. Miami’s true underground culture is so underrated at the moment, I think everybody that’s a part of this movement deserves credit. With that being said, I would like to start off with a shout out to Mikey Ramirez, he owns Technique Records. Mikey has shown me nothing but love. He has always given me solid advice & opinions and put me on to good music and gave me the chance to take over his shop creatively at one point. I would also like to thank a few of my creative friends who have actually been the ones who inspire me the most: Rachel Brownjohn (A&R Manager), Elle Barbeito (Designer), Nelly Sagarra (Visual Artist), Emma Delrey (Photographer & Dj), Santiago Giraldo (Graphic Designer), that’s just to name a few. Shout out to everybody i have met and worked with along the way throughout the years.
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