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noun || yəNG ˈhefā

Juan Veloz is a talented freelance photographer based in New York City.

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JUAN VELOZ

TA: What’s your current hustle?

JV:  Freelance Photographer (Full Time)

TA: Has what you’re doing now been a life-long interest? 

JV: I picked up Photography as a hobby 7 years ago and I was able to quit my 9-5 and live off of it.

TA: What’s the most memorable career advice you’ve received? 

JV: "Stay true to yourself."

TA: What’s been your biggest obstacle? 

JV: I’d have to say adapting to not having a 9-5, Being a full time photographer comes with its ups and downs. But one thing I always tell myself is that in moments of silence, something major is cooking up! Never lose hope nor faith.

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TA: If you could tell your younger self one thing about life, what would it be?

JV:  Keep going! It gets even harder but you’re gonna get through it.

TA: Where do you find inspiration, when needing it? 

JV: I meditate, I collect a bunch of magazines and books.

TA: What are you not doing that you'd like to do?

JV: Start shooting film.

TA: What has been the best moment in your career so far? 

JV:  Traveling to Dubai and shooting a project for Red Bull. 

TA: What are you still looking to achieve?

JV: I would love to shoot an International campaign/ Also given full creative control of the campaign, have my own personal gallery, shoot my sister Monica Veloz for the Cover of a Magazine.

TA: What would you say to someone who may think that their talent is not an ideal career path? 

JV: Eliminate doubt of your vocabulary.

TA: What do you see the future holding? 

JV: A lot of travels, Shooting a lot of influential people for great causes.

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* The images feature A$AP Ferg were taken by Juan.

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