We had the good fortune of connecting with Evan Schell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Evan, why did you pursue a creative career?
Art and creative forms of expression have always been an important part of my life. At an early age my mom introduced me to a plethora of different mediums that I tinkered with to help express myself and get my ideas out. Videography and photography ended up being the medium that I was drawn to the most. It all started when I began running around the neighborhood with my mom’s old camcorder documenting moments with friends and family. It became a wild obsession that led me to study film and digital media in college up north in Santa Cruz, California. It wasn’t until I graduated college and started getting hired for jobs that I realized I could really make a career out of videography and photography. Over the years I’ve been very fortunate to have befriended a ton of knowledgable mentors and been hired by very supportive friends that helped guide me down the path that I am currently on.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am most excited about learning and meeting new people. I find visual storytelling to be an amazing, unique vehicle that allows for that. I have always been really hard on myself and never settling or getting comfortable has always been a motivating force for me professionally. I am very detail oriented and when I apply myself to a project or task, I don’t hold back. I always enjoy talking through things with my peers and clients in order to ensure that I am going above and beyond the expectations that have been asked of me. Throughout the years I have learned the importance of patience and resilience. I’ve found that these two traits are imperative for remaining level-headed and they help fuel my drive to do my best work, even when things are tough or problematic.
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?
San Diego is an extremely diverse place and I think that there are far too many places to list. But I would highly recommend visiting Balboa Park, Ocean Beach and Mission Trails. I think that those three places really offer a well rounded look into what is happening here in San Diego.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I consider myself very lucky to have always had an extremely supportive family and group of close friends. My mom has always been an amazing role model, mentor, friend, and motivator throughout my life. She made a lot of sacrifices for me when I was young and she dedicated her life to ensuring that I was always safe, healthy, and happy. We share a tight bond with one another and I credit her with consistently pushing me to be a better person. Her passion for helping out others as an educator has always reminded me of how impactful and important one person can be in the grand scheme of things. Throughout her career she has inspired countless students and educators alike to take on the challenges that they encounter within and outside of their communities. Her generosity and selflessness is unbelievable and throughout our travels together she has gifted me with a wealth of life lessons and memories that I will always cherish.
First photo of myself: John Hook Second photo of myself and final photo I uploaded for the previous section: Jennie Ross