A Day with Stefania ... 8.9%

Australian Model

I introduce - Stefania Ferrario
( originally from Canberra, Australia)

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So, how did we get here?

Well, it's Sunday morning and I'm sitting on a couch in Upper Manhattan wondering what the day will bring forth.  I'm swiping through Instagram stories, sipping on a glass of room temperature water, and I see that a model I've followed since 2014 is coming to New York.  Her story reads, " any photographers or artists in the area, I'd love to collab, send me a DM " ...

I'm aware that she has over 600,000 followers and her inbox might be completely overloaded, but I replied anyway: " Hey, I'm actually here visiting friends and family from Atlanta - I'd love to do a quick 5 to 10-minute interview about your journey. "

Fifteen minutes later, I checked my phone and see this message, " Ok, let's do it! - I arrive Sunday late-afternoon so let's touch base then! "

After spending nearly an entire day together - honestly - she is one of the most charismatic, genuine, and kind souls I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

See for yourself.

Thank you, Stefania - for being open to meeting with me and discussing a number of topics both on and off camera.  I truly appreciated our dialogue.

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Meet-Up: #Samoht ... 8.8%


A little back story, I had the pleasure of interviewing Samoht via FaceTime over a year ago after discovering him on Instagram - if you want, you can view that interview HERE.

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Simply put, I knew the homie had talent after hearing a few of his songs on Soundcloud, but speaking to him allowed me to get an idea of his character and a little insight on who he is as an artist.  We planned to stay in touch since then and have maintained a banter consisting of jokes, encouragement, music, and other creative dopeness.

When it comes to artists that we discover - as fans of the music - you never know when the opportunity will present itself to actually meet them in person.

It is such a great feeling to have one of your favorite artists become one of your friends.

I'm truly grateful for these moments and experiences.

Here's a little of what we discussed while I was visiting in New York, check it out below:

M X X N  W A V E

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Sam Payrovi, Consortium ... 8.7%


Consortium Pop-Up NYC | 60 Grand St. | New York, NY

As some of you may know, I recently spent some time in New York seeing friends and family.  I was itching for a break, hoping to feel inspired and get the creative juices flowing again.

This is one of three interviews I did while visiting - I could feel myself trying to get reacquainted with being in front of a camera again.  For those of you who may not know, I used a GoPro to film all of my past interviews and recently upgraded my equipment in hopes to motivate myself and improve my content.

It felt so great to be back in a city I had not stepped foot in since I was probably 17 years old.  My experiences were incredible and I would not change anything about it for the world.  Things have a way of working themselves out when we least expect it and I could not be happier with how it turned out in the end.

First video back in a minute and It was entirely spurred of the moment.  Who knew that looking for a specific tattoo parlor would lead to my first video.

Consortium is a league of its own - I was immediately drawn to the look and feel of the place.  I mean, when you walk into a place - you see a bar cart with Makers Mark and Corona - dope tunes playing on SONOS wired throughout the place - you just gotta' love it!  The owner, Sam Payrovi, was nice enough to chat with me about the store and their products. I told him a little about what I was trying to do here while in the city creativity-wise and he was all for filming a few shots for my video.

So, enjoy as there are more videos to come and check out today's podcast episode as well, HERE!

Thank you, Sam! I really appreciated your time and learning what the #CTSM in Consortium really means!

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Project Inspire XVI ... #JulieHanse

Singer | Songwriter | Guitarist

I introduce - Julie Hanse
(from Paris, FR to New York, NY)

Photo by Sara Laufer (@sarlauf)

Photo by Sara Laufer (@sarlauf)

So, as I type this, I am listening to her debut EP titled, Moeurs Profanes, for about the hundredth time - released on May 2nd, 2017.  Moeurs Profanes is composed of five tracks that seem to sync perfectly with one another to form a complete body of work - seamless play from start to finish. 

The first track I ever heard from Hanse was Track 3 of the EP titled, " It's Not " on Soundcloud.

I had the pleasure of speaking with her on several occasions prior to this interview and let me just say - she is an amazing individual, full of charisma, and her personality shined through with each interaction we had.

Check out the interview below!

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Julie, I wish you nothing but the best on your journey through life and I look forward to your future releases and creative visuals.


Project Inspire VIII ... #Samoht

Singer, Songwriter ...

I introduce - S a m o h t
Brooklyn, NY

I reached out to Samoht after seeing a short clip of him doing a 'song challenge' via Instagram in a post shared by Abbey Smith.  Samoht is an intelligent and unique artist who has spent a vast amount of time developing his craft - years of training and dedication to formulate his own sound.  Along with his captivating vocals, he has a great personality to boot - check out my interview with him below.

It was truly a pleasure to interview you, Samoht - I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation and discussion.  I have no doubt that we will keep in touch.  As I said before, you have all the right attributes - continue to outwork yourself and no one can touch you, my dude ... respect!