We had the good fortune of connecting with Eric Racicot and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eric, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Back in 2018, I created my photography business (www.ericracicot.com) as a working side job, thanks to some encouragement from close friends. My old instagram account (racicrazyy) was a platform that I used to showcase some of my incredible landscape photo work, and quickly my account blew up all over Instagram after recieving numerous “re-posts” from some of the largest photography and travel pages, typically those with 1 Million or more “followers”.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My old Instagram account & current website, combine my passion and love for the special golden hour/sunset light that California receives every day. Mixed with lyrics from the music I listen too, people from all around the world started to fall in love with the moments I captured in this city. There is a lot of technical work that is often overlooked by people when it comes to capturing photos during the Golden Hour and Sunset hours of the day. I take it as a challenge to try and come up with something new every time I am out taking photos of San Diego. Some common themes you will often find in my work are, Palm Trees, The Ocean, Breathtaking Landscapes, and Casual Surfers.
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?
As far as favorite spots in the city of San Diego, I keep those secrets close to my heart. However, if a friend came into town you can count on me showing off some cities I love like La Jolla, Encinitas, and Coronado. One of the most unique things about a city like San Diego is how many different kinds of natural beauty the city has to offer. The variety of special places in San Diego and even surrounding areas, are an excellent way for photographers to go out and capture almost anything and everything.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I began my curiosity behind an iPhone camera back in 2018, when I set-up and captured a photo of my friend standing next to a clever local coffee shop sign that had been placed out front of the store. All the different elements in the photo are what helped convinced my friend to encourage me to go purchase a real camera, and to use the creative eye I hold to go capture some of the San Diego’s natural beauty. I thank him for pushing me to begin this hobby of mine.
Eric Racicot Photography