We had the good fortune of connecting with Risa Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Risa, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“Somebody’s got to stay outside.” -Jim Harrison

Quote from one of my favorite American poets speaks to my resistance to all the formalities and decorums and insincerities that so often make life achingly one-dimensional and inauthentic. It is so important to maintain a perspective outside the norm so that one never becomes too mired in what is essentially arbitrary.  

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.
I’ve always been a creative regardless of my widely varied work history and have learned to put incredible value in community and honest work, especially when it comes to artists and creatives. As a result, I have worked hard to make my business one that embraces other’s work and understands that we all have to help each other out to make creative endeavors work. As a photographer and website/graphic designer for performers, artists, craftspeople and all manner of small businesses, I help them tell their story and we have a ton of fun crafting an image that best brings their talents to their audience. My willingness to approach all my client’s needs with flexibility and understanding has been one of the most rewarding parts of owning my own business and has been repaid with loyal, repeat clients and amazing talents and businesses I can share with the rest of the community.

There are so many ups and downs in creative work and in this last year that has been especially true. So long as I continually ask myself “How do I write this story?” then I’m concerning myself with what truly matters, which is the work. The doing. There can’t be any ego involved. You never stop practicing. You never stop asking questions. You never stop discovering. You never stop taking risks. There really is nothing easier than hard work once you make it a ritual rather than just a resort to a situation. The community around this creative venture has been so supportive and amazing, I’ve found I have that even in the rough times, we can really help support each other through it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
>Stella’s Coffee >>West Side Books >>>Brew Culture Coffee >>>>Rebel Bread >>>>>Mayan Theatre >>>>>>Hops & Pie>>>>>>>

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to dedicate this Shoutout to Zach Eastman. In addition to being a dear friend and collaborator, his commitment to moviemaking and film history is truly inspiring. Not only is a talented writer and director, he co-hosts a wonderful podcast called Reel Nerds that features and facilitates these felt discussions about movies and the state of the industry at large. It’s folks like Zach who bring a much needed positive influence and genuine respect to the craft. They elevate it with their patience and passion. We could never have too many dedicated individuals like Mr. Eastman in our respective creative communities. They are stewards and we should be grateful for their humble efforts.

Website: https://rfscottimagery.com
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