Interview with Anthony Deeying (@anthonydeeying)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Growing up and being able to attend an art magnet program, I was able to learn about photography and the arts as a kid. It definitely helped peak my interest in photography. I worked as a recruiter for a brand scouting talent which ended up snowballing into photography.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Newly into my career, I submitted my work to magazines for consideration. As luck would have it my very first cover was for a French magazine and I ended up being in Paris at the time of publication! Walking around and seeing my work in newsstands in a different country, and it is my first cover… I’ll never forget that moment.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Always have the drive to learn and grow, that is key. If you are comfortable with what you’re doing, you will burn out and be looked passed. Travel, expand your surroundings, say yes to adventure. It can benefit your craft or it can be a much-needed break from it so you can come back with fresh eyes.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Multiple people have helped me get to where I am today. However, it’s the assistants that I built a relationship with, had coffee with, expanded my network with. We have all grown together and thus, they have reached out and given me an opportunity for some amazing jobs.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I have been very fortunate to help mentor college seniors with internships. I’m happy to help teach new creative the industry and always ask their goals and try to help get them there, or at least expand their network to those who can help them.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

‘Love what you do, so going to work doesn’t seem like work’ has been told to me before, keep your eyes fresh and enjoy the surroundings. See everything and be grateful and thankful for it. I apply that to my every day from walking to the coffee shop or talking to a potential new client. Be humble and happy in what you do and you’ll never hate your job.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

The readers can follow my Instagram “@anthonydeeying”.

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