We had the good fortune of connecting with Carolin Morgan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Carolin, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
When I was little, I changed my mind a hundred times about what profession I would like to do but I have always been drawn to arts; and I could not have chosen better. I love the big impact that art can have on society. Art makes our life much more colorful – from the paintings on the walls to the music what we listen to. We also learn a lot about history through art. I think it is beautiful that we are surrounded by art in our everyday life and it is integral part of culture.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a photographer I am enjoying to capture women’s beauty in every single way. From fragile girls to strong, independent women. Over the years, I have worked out my unique style. I like to arouse emotions in people. But at the same time I still want to keep it on a professional level. It was never easy to be an artist – just look back in history. I feel like nowadays there are more artists and creators than ever. But the time goes forward and we need to keep up. For me, it is actually good to be challenged because it is pushing me forward and making me to work harder; I was always very competitive. What I learned is that if you are passionate and consistent about something, you’ll be rewarded. Plus you need to show the world why are you here and mostly why you deserve to be here.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I moved to San Diego from Europe in 2019 so I am sure there are tons of places I have not discovered for myself yet but, obviously when is someone visiting a beautiful city like San Diego, I want to show them everything! What I like about California is the diversity. You can go up to the mountains and down to the beach in the same day which is absolutely perfect! I have to say that I am a coffee lover and in Encinitas we have an awesome place called Panikin Coffee & Tea, which is located in an old train station with spacious outdoor seating – let’s start there! Afterwards you can easily spend two or three days in San Diego: go to La Jolla, Balboa park, Coronado, Old town, Torrey Pines, Belmont Park or Seaport village. I would make sure that we spend every evening on the beach to watch the beautiful sunset and we eat as much Mexican food as we can. My absolute favorite is the Camaron buritto from Taco Stand in Encinitas or anything from Puesto in La Jolla. I am also big fan of sushi! I would be more than happy to take my friends to Sushi Kuchi in PB. We can do take out and watch a movie on the big screen on the beach nearby. Besides bars in PB, I would highly recommend visit Duck Foot Brewery Company. They have great gluten free beers with amazing can designs. Plus the owner is a super nice guy! He is also performing there with his band so live music is included. I also love outdoor markets: the farmers market in Encinitas is at the top of my list! Besides excellent fresh food you can get yourself a nice piece of clothing from a local artist Jake Unsworth. After all this craziness, it’s nice to just chill one day, go surf and make a bonfire on the beach. I think that is the real laid back San Diego vibe.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It may sound like a cliché, but first of all I would like to thank my mother, who has always supported me. Then I would like to mention my professors, who never gave me anything for free – and that’s a good thing because it forced me to constantly improve and work on myself. Last but not least I would like to thank my close friend Michal Brouček, who is also a photographer; he always advised me well or helped with practical things like my first exhibition or my first book.