Today we’d like to introduce you to Jeremy Madix.
Jeremy, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I picked up a camera around the age of 15 and began shooting as a hobby and enjoyed it as such. This went on for a few years until I graduated from high school (2010) and from there I, unfortunately, put down the camera due to a lack of time and a loss of passion. I worked a job and had a relationship which I was very miserable doing. This relationship brought me to Tampa, FL which I continued to work manual labor. Shortly after moving to Tampa (2012) my relationship ended and I got my own place near the University of South Florida where I met a group of guys who inspired me to pick my camera back up and pursue a career in photography. From that point, I began studying and shooting as much as possible and also picked up an interest in shooting and editing video. As I got better I realized the opportunity I had in Los Angeles, CA and made the move in March of 2016 with the help of my sister who was already well established here was able to provide me with a place to stay until I got on my feet. Shortly after moving I began acting in a reality show Vanderpump Rules along side my sister, got my own place, and started a production company with my good friend Edmund Prieto. Since moving to Los Angeles I have had nothing but success in pursuing my passion for the camera.
Has it been a smooth road?
It’s been a rocky road but smoother than some could say. I would have to say my biggest struggle was making enough money to survive.
Any predictions for the industry over the next few years?
In 5-10 years I see the photo industry taking a turn towards mainly video.
What would you say has been the biggest challenge for you over the course of your career?
I would say the biggest challenge I’ve had over the years was finding my place in this industry and the challenge of establishing myself well enough to make money at it.
What advice do you wish to give to those thinking about pursuing a path similar to yours?
My biggest piece of advice would be to stay persistent. It’s going to be hard and feel like nothing is happening, but if you stay busy in this industry it will all fall into place.
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