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Meet Fairfax District Photographer: Ron Holden

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ron Holden.

Ron , please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My story is one of chance, I didn’t grow up wanting to be a photographer or interested in the art world. Some people might frown upon that, but I like to think I just stumbled upon my passion a little later than most. I bought my first camera in 2011 and it was basically attached to my face since then. I used to work for an agency here in La and they took a chance on me shooting a NIKE event for them and here we are now.

Has it been a smooth road?
Freelance life is never smooth but it’s amazingly fulfilling. There are many obstacles or struggles that all people deal with. As a creative, I struggle with many things at times, weather , finding inspiration, staying ahead of the curve.

The biggest obstacle that I faced was making the decision to leave a steady paycheck for the hustle of freelance life and It was the best decision I’ve made so far.

What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?
I’m not too sure if that moment has happened yet. I’ve been blessed to work with some of the world’s biggest brands like Nike and Jordan brand. I could also say I’m proud every time I have a client. I think my proudest moment is always my most recent work because I find a way to grow or impress myself more with every new project I shoot. Everything that’s happened so far I envisioned. I knew it would happen because I told myself it would and I haven’t even really done much yet. There’s so much more work left to do and maybe when I’m 70-80 years old I will be able to look back at my accomplishments and my body of work and be able to share that with my family and pass along my knowledge and eye to the next generation. That’s the proudest moment I’m working to achieve.

Every story has ups and downs. What were some of the downs others might not be aware of?
I think there are always going to be a struggle in life for everybody. I think I touched on this already but there is beauty in the struggle and even more so for your passion. I look at life’s struggles as lessons and Opportunities. A struggle is a necessary evil because you’re ceiling of success is determined by how we/you strive through your struggles”.

What’s your outlook for the industry in our city?
Yeah, I do believe LA is a good place for me. I was bored and raised here . This home for me, in familiar, I’m comfortable I’m inspired by what I’ve experienced here in my hometown . Every now and then I need to get out and travel to get inspiration from different regions and cultures, but ultimately LA will.

Always be home base for me. I suggest you need to start out wherever you’re comfortable, wherever pushes you, or inspires you. Whoever that place may be start there. Everybody is the same and different at the same time do it’s hard for me to tell somebody where to start out. We are all the same energy in different forms and I believe everything will happen how, when and where it’s supposed to. Changing your location to start doesn’t guarantee the success of your work ethic or drive doesn’t equate to what you need. Start right now, wherever you live right now, wherever you are right now just start right there and see where it takes you.

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Image Credit:
Rachel Demita
Nas
Jordan Clarkson &Tarrence Ross
Michelle Carigma & Meagan Kong

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