We had the good fortune of connecting with Oddity Odysseys team and we’ve shared our conversation below. They are incredible, and if you haven’t already, please subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Hi Oddity Odysseys, what do you want people to remember about you?
As Video Creators & Urban Explorers, we want our Legacy to be that we captured odd places, forgotten ruins, and artists’ stories to share with the world. Nothing brings us more satisfaction in our work than to hear from viewers, “I’ve lived here my whole life and never heard of this place.” or “This video made me feel like I was there exploring with you two.” We hope our work continues to reach new eyes for years to come. Hard work, passion, and dedication are vital to keep going in an industry that is continually growing, but we love the challenge. We hope people remember us as creators who provoked conversation, produced a few laughs, and captured others’ legacies with our content.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Over breakfast seven years ago, the two of us decided to start our YouTube Channel, Oddity Odysseys. At the time, we had only been dating for a few months, and had no idea where to start! It’s just the two of us who film, edit, and produce our videos, so that has created numerous work/relationship balance obstacles to overcome. For anyone who wants to start their own YouTube Channel, we highly recommend you do your research. Taking the time to invest in good quality video/audio equipment and researching the topic(s) presented in your content will help set your work apart. Each video we make presents its own set of challenges, but as long as we keep a line of communication open and enjoy the process, the challenges become valuable lessons.

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?
Our passion and work are all about exploring and sharing places that are off the beaten path. There are staple tourist spots in Los Angeles to visit, such as the Hollywood Sign, but we’d take our best friend to see hidden gems. One day would be an Artist Appreciation Day – We would visit the Phantasma Gloria (created by Randy Lawrence) in Echo Park and then head over to the Mosaic Tile House in Venice Beach. We would devote a day to exploring Downtown Los Angeles – which would include browsing through the first floor of the Bradbury Building, riding the iconic Angel’s Flight, shopping at The Last Bookstore, and dining at Grand Central Market. No visit to Los Angeles would be complete without time devoted to seeing The Great Wall of LA, the Shakespeare Bridge, and Abandoned Los Angeles Zoo & Lummis Castle. We love Los Angeles.

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?
Our success with Oddity Odysseys is attributed to every person that has ever sent a nice comment, shared a video, left a thumbs-up, and suggested where to explore next.

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