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