We had the good fortune of connecting with brandon walsh and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi brandon, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Learning that its ok to not finish a goal in a certain time frame has been both the hardest, & most important. As I’ve grown as both an artist & a content creator I’ve set larger & larger goals for myself. Balance is really what makes or breaks you. You have to know your limits and ask yourself if this goal is too much. That question is really hard to accept, but once you do you will start to enjoy the art the way you used to.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Well. Im 24 now. As an artist I have been ever evolving. When I first started I must have been 10 years old. My dad “ran over” a camera he used on his construction jobs. Before he could throw it out I asked to keep it. The screen was broken, but the camera still operated. It was a very simple, cheap point and shoot canon camera that probably costed no more than 50$ at the time. It was mine and I loved it. Kids around my age were really into BMX so I made videos of them doing BMX stuff, later getting into my middle, and then high school A/V programs and learning all that I could, and being allowed to use the schools cameras was what kept me to finish high school. Nothing was easy, but if time has taught me anything its that don’t EVER listen to people who have doubt in you. You are the one who will prove them wrong, spite them SO HARD that you always accomplish the things they say you couldn’t. Like being a artist, or small business owner. You can do it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’ve been all around the world, seen many amazing things. Nothing is as amazing as just spending time with the ones you love. So if anything, Just hang out, before that time is nothing more than a memory.
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?
My friends who supported & believed in me without any hesitation. Some of the biggest being Larry Fenix, Whitney Flynn, and my father.