We had the good fortune of connecting with EB Harvey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi EB, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
To serve or to be served – that should really be the question. I want to be able to positively impact the world around me, so I guess that is a never ending goal. I am the type of creative that does not make POWER and POSITION goals. I believe true power is in the position you are in. If you’re in the position to be served, then your speech and actions should reflect that which serves you; if you’re serving others then you’re recognizing where the need is. By the end of my career, I want to feel accomplished at using my creativity to serve, by sharing visions and to be served, doses of humility and discernment.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Of the six years that I have been a videographer, the last three years have been transformative. I’ve had to overcome some challenges, both personal and professionally. With that being said, I am most excited about learning more about my craft and connecting with others. I’ve learned that you just have to keep going- no matter what. No one can tell me that I cannot do something – it’s always “I can do this if…” The possibilities are there; the resources are there. I am always learning something new with very gig, and through every gig, I am able to either make that first creative connection or deepen it with those I am collaborating with. I used to beat myself up about waiting so long to follow what my heart was calling, but today, at 40 years old, I see myself as young and ambitious to keep going and be an example in doing so.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Living in San Diego, I don’t visit the beach as often as I would like, but if my best friend was coming into town I would – because why not?! I’ve been trying to eat healthier options these days, so before heading to the beach, we would order some Vegan/Vegetarian comfort food for the soul from THE REMIX of Southeast San Diego. Can’t go wrong with a $12 meal with three sides. After enjoying the sun and roar of the waves, we’d mosey on over to Hillcrest for drinks at the home of the two finger pour, Gossip Grill. Downtown for Neo Soul on Tuesdays at Atomic or and Hip Hop Wednesdays at AC Lounge. Thursdays are for cutting a rug and sweating at Rich’s. Friday nights are dedicated to hearing black expression with Xpress It! And to end every single evening, a bean and cheese burrito with rice and enchilada sauce inside from any dope Mexican food spot or you can never go wrong with some Hawaiian grub from Chris’ Ono Grinds Island Grill.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have always had the love and support from my family. My parents are my best friends. My manager Mandi Jo has really supported the full spectrum of my brand. She has helped me tremendously in terms of making sure I am alway evaluating my worth and increasing that value. President and CEO of NEW ERUH, Poetiic, mentored me and my craft; I was her player and she was my coach! Without Hip Hop artist and Founder of SoulKiss Theatre, Miki Vale, there would be no EB OF COURSE!!! She has been supporting me since the very beginning. I have four wise men that I call my brothers. Kendrick Dial, Armand King, Faisal El Azzouzi, and Dane Henderson are all undefeated in effort, support, mentorship, love and encouragement that they have shown me in the last two years.
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B&W Photo : Rich Soublet Photography