Today we’d like to introduce you to Alison Korth.
Alison, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I moved to Los Angeles from Wisconsin a little over three years ago. I had been pursuing fashion photography in Milwaukee but was enjoying art directing the shoots more than actually being behind the camera. Thus, I decided to move to Los Angeles to try outset decorating and production design. Someday I hope to combine both of these skills and design sets for my personal series of photo art.
Has it been a smooth road?
My first year in Los Angeles was pretty rough. I didn’t have any experience in film nor any sort of network. I worked a ton of extremely low and unpaid jobs with incredibly long hours. Because I moved to LA with only what would fit in my car, I wasn’t able to afford buying a mattress until 6 months after I arrived. That being said, moving to Los Angeles was the best decision I have ever made.
Have you ever felt like giving up?
Though there have definitely been difficult moments in my career, quitting is not an option. I know that I am meant to be here because I love what I do and I can’t see myself doing anything else. Difficult days are bound to come when you take the road less traveled by. So, if I am having a rough day/week/month, I push through it because I know there is something better ahead.
Let’s change gears – is there any advice you’d like to give?
Having a network of talented, driven, like-minded associates will be your greatest asset. When I first moved here I worked many jobs for free or little pay in order to meet as many people as I could. I still do this when I can because some of my favorite jobs were the result of working for free at some point. Don’t let it bankrupt you, obviously, but if you have the free time, work over sitting at home. You’re not too good for it.
Is there something you are particularly excited about or working towards?
What excites me most about the future is getting to work on bigger and better projects in which I can grow my skills and creativity. I also am hoping that my work allows me to travel more.
- Website: alisonkorth.com
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- Instagram: @alisonkorth