We had the good fortune of connecting with Kenny Bundy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kenny, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
When I wanted to start my business, I wanted to have the passion of the creative in the forefront, always. Passion was what birthed taking photos as a hobby and from there the elevation is what became the business I have today.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When it pertains to my art when creating moments in time with photography, I love capturing those warm, candid moments. Ever since I was a child, disposable kodak cameras were my go to capture things, whether it would be landscapes, loved ones coming to visit and so forth. I believe what sets me apart from others is my ability to naturally see moments in their most raw form. Whether it may be geometrical shapes for a composition to lay out a photo, or something as simple as an authentic laugh, or warm moment between loved ones. It was not always easy getting to this point of my journey professionally though. I’ve had to succumb to battles with keeping my mental health in check day in, day out as well as being a partial care taker to my parents. If it was not for the support of my close friends and loved ones, I wouldn’t have been able to see my accomplishments and success for what they are, which is something to be proud of. I feel like the world needs to know that the passion is the forefront of my creating process for when I take photos. I named my business LiteShot for the reason of always looking for where the light is but also spelled it “lite” as a reminder take it easy on myself during this journey when things get difficult. I also refer to it as the “slingshot method”, you have to anchor back to push forward.
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?
I would first take them around the city and show them the scenic locations where it can be quiet in the wide open fields but also show them around the town to show them the small businesses that can thrive. We would then grab a bite to eat in downtown from any of the small business owned restaurants (they are all pretty amazing, so you can’t go wrong).
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 would like to dedicate this shoutout to my core group of friends whom are also creatives that saw me and my gifts even when I didn’t see myself. We legit have a group chat where we talk daily about what we all have going on and celebrate our accomplishments, but also our short comings as well. We keep it as transparent as possible because as friends, we owe at least that much to each other to truly support one another.
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