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Inspiring South Bay Stories

The heart of our mission at VoyageLA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of South Bay’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rebel rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out the area’s rising stars below.

Jennifer Fujikawa

I always identified myself as an artist ever since I was a child. I loved anything and everything that required me to use my creativity to create something. Read More>>

Jack Farmer

While trying to pay my way through school, I luckily stumbled onto an opportunity working in the warehouse of a DJ Management company. It wasn’t long before I started handling booking and while hearing about all these fun parties the DJs were going to, I decided I wanted to DJ as well! Read More>>

Scott Keelin

My photography business started as a side-gig a couple of years ago with aspirations to change my hobby into something that supported itself. My passion for photography started at an early age and it expanded from only taking landscapes (as a hobby), to now shooting portraits and aerial photography professionally. Read More>>

Kate Levinstein

My journey actually started as a paramedic. I worked in emergency medicine for 5 years, and it was incredibly disheartening. Read More>>

Michael & Marni Farmer

In 2007, Michael was in a near-fatal motorcycle crash on the 605. It was a wake-up call to quit his meaningless sales job and to start his own business, Michael Farmer Photography. Read More>>

Nikki Bacon

I graduated from California State University Long Beach with my Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and Concentration in Photography in 2011 and since, have been striving to continue building my photography business. Up until my senior year of high school, I was very undecided about what my major would be in college until I took my very first photography class and fell in love with the magic of the dark room. Read More>>

Bonnie Roesger

I am a Registered Nurse and Licensed Acupuncturist. Fifteen years into my nursing career I injured my back pulling a bed onto an elevator. That is when I discovered acupuncture. Read More>>

Katie Hamilton

I knew I wanted to support women in birth at the age of 15 when I had the gift of watching my sister being born. I remember being enamored with the role of the nurse at the time (who actually turned out to be a trained midwife). Read More>>

Danielle Lacharite Brown

I’m originally from New Hampshire, where I attended the University of New Hampshire and secured my undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Art History. My intention was to be an archaeologist and work in a museum someday. Read More>>

Sifu Bryan Talbot

My preparation for becoming a Sifu began at a young age. Being small and weak, for my age, I was often the target of crime and bullying. Read More>>

Takeshi Nakamura

Every road has been quite the challenge, I can’t say it’s been overly rough with many obstacles, but every experience was a challenge because of the culture and language difference. Unable to speak English at the beginning and with a shop in Melrose, it was difficult to communicate and understand some things especially when people who walk in at times would take advantage. Read More>>

Vinney Dawson

I started Vinney Dawson Photography in 2015 as a way to help fellow musicians promote themselves better. I knew that a quality headshot is essential in LA and made it my mission to ensure my talented friends had equally talented portraits. Read More>>

Chris Robinson

My wife, Linnea, is a photographer and when I was in law school in Seattle one of her friends was the premier wedding photographer in the city. Her friend told us that we could officiate weddings and she could provide wedding clients for us. Read More>>

Gregory R.R. Crosby

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, I moved to Southern California to attend California State University, Long Beach where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Electronic Arts – Film and Video Production. Read More>>

Szilvia Gogh

Szilvia Gogh could be called a Renaissance Women. She travels the world making a living from her two passions: Scuba diving and creating one of a kind jewelry inspired by her life experiences. Read More>>

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