We had the good fortune of connecting with Abdallah Seoud and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Abdallah, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Whenever I started a new business or thought about starting one, the themes were always aligned with my passions and skills. I believe that projects that are linked to our passions are much more likely to prosper.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think working with art has never been easy and it never will be. The work of creatives are still seen as not essential to society. However, with all that the world has been going through during pandemic, we could see the strength of the arts in people’s lives: like music, films, photography, fine arts and many other creative fields. Art has the power to save lives and change a person’s trajectory. Although it is not an easy path for a photographer / videographer, I believe that my work has a lot of power and beauty and can transform the world into a better place. Almost daily I receive messages from people saying that something I produced had a positive impact on her/his life and that is what drives me to produce and learn more and more.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I had the opportunity to have one of my best friends visiting me in January last year. My choice was to show him my day-to-day life and of course some of my favorite places in San Diego. We visited Balboa Park, North Park, Little Italy, Seaport Village, etc. In La Jolla we ate a burrito at the Taco Stand, watched the sunset from several different places, including sunset cliffs and the pacific beach pier. We also did some trails in Torrey Pines and Mission Valley. I think San Diego is a very diverse and welcoming city for anyone. I always prefer to take advantage of what nature here has to offer us when I have someone visiting.
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’m thankful for have a lot of good friends and many great supporters in my life. Here in San Diego, I love to be a friend and work with Camila Badaro. She is an excellent food photographer and also a great supporter of my projects.
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