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Meet Sati A. of Inside the Synth in Downtown LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sati A.

Sati, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m a very passionate writer. A poet, to be exact. And I can honestly say that development of most of my skills has stemmed from my love of writing and music. Like all writers at some point in their lives, I experienced writer’s block often. In an effort to break free of it I decided to pick up art through other mediums.

With my iPhone camera averaging about a 1,500+ photos, a camera was my first purchase. I chose film photography to work with in particular because the idea of not knowing what the outcome would be (and quite possibly even forgetting) before the time came to process and develop each roll of film was appealing to me.

It’s fueled my writing in ways you wouldn’t even imagine. I will forever encourage artists (of any kind) to transfer their skills over to an art form they’re not already experienced with because you never know what it will inspire.

Photography and writing are both attached to my name indefinitely — both skills I’ve incorporated into business with others. They’re both a part of my development as a person.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Like any other form of art, it’s an investment in all ways.

Setting aside time for what you love to do can be challenging when other things are tugging at your sleeve but finding just a little bit of time in between makes all the difference.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Inside the Synth story. Tell us more about your work.
I specialize in both film photography and (ghost) writing. My business as a writer involves helping others put their feelings into words. I give my clients the freedom to give me as much (or as little) information they’d like on the subject they’re presenting to me and I use that to personalize each piece — never writing the same thing twice. I’ve crafted poetic-like pieces in the form of music, letters, birthday/anniversary gifts, wedding vows, etc.

My goal is always to step inside my client’s shoes and convey their feelings as adequately as possible. Like they’re writing it themselves.

As for film photography, I like to keep it simple. I shoot at my leisure and those who bring me an idea of their own to bring to life I’m always down for.

One thing I’m equally proud of with both my photography and my writing is how it has made people FEEL something — If I’ve ever made you feel something I know I’ve stepped up to my purpose and walked in it too.

What’s your favorite memory from childhood?
All my favorite memories from childhood stem from my dad’s attempt to teach me how to do business and handle money.

He bought a box of 100 ct. Blow Pops and told me to go sell em’ at school (elementary) for 25 cents and bring back the money. He then told me I’d have to invest in a new box with the money I’d earned (which I wasn’t at all pleased with by the way) and I could keep whatever was left for myself.

I ate a few out of my own supply one day and never got another box.

“Investments make you more money.

You’ll get it one day.”

P.S he was right.

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