Today we’d like to introduce you to Courtney Cobb.
Courtney, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started my photography journey in early 2008. I took a summer class to get the basics down and learned everything else through practicing, reaching out to other photographers that I admire and respect and taking different photography workshops (which I still continue to do). Although I really enjoy photographing weddings, it was at a concert for my favorite band, Rooney, in 2011 that I realized just how much I loved photographing live shows. Capturing the raw emotion of the performers and being around the energy of the crowd was really exhilarating. At the end of 2012/beginning of 2013, I decided to move to LA from my home state, Kansas. I really wanted a change and figured that LA would be a great place to relocate to, especially with the desire I had to photograph musicians in addition to photographing weddings.
Since coming out to LA, I’ve met and connected with so many great people and have had many great photography opportunities: covering celebrity parties, LA Fashion Week, photographing for a clothing designer, a restaurant, mixtape/album covers, models, and I photographed for Independent Music LA’s monthly mixers and live shows at the House of Blues before moving to London last year to volunteer with my church (for a year). Now that I’m back, I’m ready to dive back in and pick up where I left off!
Has it been a smooth road?
I would say one of the biggest struggles was putting myself out there to connect with others, especially when being new to the area and not knowing anyone.
What role has luck had in your life and career?
I don’t know if it’s so much luck as it is creating opportunities; meeting people, making yourself known, and making connections. But being in the right place at the right time does help!
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Relatability–being able to find common ground with those I work with and forming connections that go beyond the surface level.
What do you love about our city and what do you dislike?
What I like best: the diversity of the people here! So many people from so many different walks of life provide a lot of opportunities to learn even more.
What I like least: the traffic! It’s so insane. Traffic in Kansas is nothing compared to LA traffic on the 405 at rush hour.
- Website: www.courtneycherron.com
- Phone: 1.424.571.3897
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