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Meet Dakota Gamble

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dakota Gamble.

Hi Dakota, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I started off in a privileged home in Newport Beach, CA with two old-school and well-off parents and two siblings. I went from living in my car for three months to graduating from college in my own place and dozens of renowned models and celebrities in my clientele.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Finances, relationships, moving, friendships, and horrible experiences with egocentric models and influencers have definitely provided me many obstacles along the way. Being screwed over with payments, being put into sexually aggressive situations, harassed with inappropriate comments, scammed, taken advantage of, thrown out of my place twice by a tweaker and an ex, made bad deals with bad or mislead people, excessive events I’ve hosted or attended and had many expensive excursions that put me back on my budget for other experiences for myself.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m a freelance photographer/videographer who has traveled all over the world for gigs with models, influencers, YouTubers, weddings, movies, music videos, PSAs, commercials, ads, magazines, and mostly Onlyfans content. I’m very proud of directing the movie “Facade” with my battle rap icon ‘Dizaster’ (now available on Amazon Prime). I’m very happy to have worked with my YouTube icon Brandon Rogers and rap legend Ty$ as well. I’ve had a lot of fun doing small or massive projects with people I respect and learn from at an early age until now.

Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
Go to as many parties, renowned clubs, and networking events as possible. I host my own events and I get a lot of followers and potential clients from them. I went to parties that friends were hosting or attending and I met life-long partners from them. Remember to have fun and show people how you operate outside of work but also be reserved and throw in your profession so people will know what you can do on the job. Don’t be snobby or pretend to be someone else. Don’t act like you’re more important or hard to get ahold of. Be a human being with good communication and it’ll get you far.

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Image Credits
(1-6, in order) Jeremy Sazon, Six the Director and Rashauna Nixon, Joseph Brau, Daniel Kelly, Jr. Saldarriaga, Devin Curione

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