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Daily Inspiration: Meet Mina Luna Vincent

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mina Luna Vincent.

Hi Mina, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My journey began as a mixture of interest and passion in a single character. All the roots of my career in the fashion and film industry was in Mexico. All thanks to the Landscape in Mexico, especially the local area; that was where I started appreciating nature and photography. My interest in photography started sprouting up after discovering a new film camera at an early age. I could count the number of pictures I took per day; it was fun and passionate. My father reinforced the interest, and it became a passion for me after gifting a new camera at the age of 10. Now, I can say my true image in photography began to become crystal clear when I laid my hands on the new camera. The way my camera works was similar to the film production in that year. Then, my interest moved from “having a passion” to “loving to see it in reality,” gratitude to movies like “Calabacitas Tiernas by Gilberto Martinez Solaris and Dona Barbara by Fernando de Fuentes and Miguel M. Delgado.” In a short time, my passion became my dream, and I wished to make filming and fashion my career. To combine these two, I enrolled in various groups and lessons; I developed a love in painting, I worked with lighting, built my knowledge about the stage and setting up stages. Soon enough, I was so adamant with “life behind the camera.” That is, staying backstage and observing the next scene/play. I love it!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Nothing in life comes as easy as we planned for. If not in all things, developing one’s knowledge in the reality of fashion and filming was not easy for me. The first challenge is to answer the question, “am I ready for this?” After my early years in the fashion world, especially when I moved on to give the world my best, I realized it was not easy to show what you have. The fashion industry is a “world of creativity.” There are many creative minds working day and night to show the world their worthiness, and among them is this person. Therefore, all you would do in the industry demands your maximum efforts; a single mistake counts and a million praises count likewise. All in all, it was not a day journey—and without passion for being who I am today, I do not think I would have pushed on so far.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I would simply say, “I am a lover of art & music with touches of literature.” From my early years, I breathed and lived among loved ones that appreciate theatre works; that explained my multifaceted artist in Fashion Film Director, Art Director, Musician, Artist, Screenwriter, Producer, Novelist, and Fashion Designer. In short, people know me for what I love doing best. And in conclusion, I am proud to have set my path from my early phase, and today I am “me,” the picture of what I love seeing most—this is what separated me from others.

We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
The fashion industry demands creativity. By creativity, it is the ability to create things from current situations. Covid-19 lockdown took away many instances of “day-to-day” activities and replaced them with a home-made setting. In this sense, to be creative, we need to face reality and bring out the best from staying at home. The main lesson I can summarize from the incident is that our creative mind must not be stagnant. Once the motion calls for attention, like the Covid-19 lockdown, you need to improve your thinking. Throughout the lockdown, I subjected myself to several productive actions which I would not have done on normal condition.

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