We had the good fortune of connecting with LeTony Had ot and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LeTony, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
It started as a T-Shirt business, but slowly started to focus more on photography. I’ve always been an artist as heart of some sort. At the time, I was heavily into design. With that being said, I would design my own t-shirts and it got to a point where I actually did start selling them. I wanted to have people model my shirts for advertising on social media, so I ended up getting a camera and that’s when my focus shifted and I decided to seriously pursue photography.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m an unusual photographer due to the fact that majority of my work is done at night. Although it’s nothing new, it is very uncommon. It’s still shocks me to this day to know that people are still unfamiliar with this style of photography, but at the same time, it makes me feel good knowing that what I do opens their minds to new experiences. What I’ve learned along my journey is that as long as you keep good honest people around you and you work hard, anything is possible.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Being a nerd, I’d definitely be sure to have them visit the Museum and science and natural history. I definitely would take them to Houston’s amazing zoo. Downtown is also one of my favorite spots. Franks Pizza (Downtown) , The Burger Joint (Montrose) and Esther’s would also be a few places I’d recommend to satisfy their appetites.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My beautiful wife Adrienne, C. Allen, Meech over at Artistik Rebel Creative, Fetti at iRise Filmz, Tara and Rochelle At Mimosas & Lattes (Street100 the Heat), and all who have been supporting me since day 1.
Models: Tianna McKinney, Lakia “Kanei” Mitchell, Kaelyn Richele