Episode 15: The Artist Behind Behold, Creators
I love making things. I love creating. Just that act, that process, how I learn from it, even the times I fail it's all part of it and I love all of it. That's why I do what I do.
The love for photography all started on the day Matthew Evearitt aka “Behold, Creators” picked up his father's camera when he was just a boy. From that point on, Matt has not put down the camera. He taught himself from photography to cinematography. Today Matt works, collaborates and creates amazing storytelling pieces of media through photography and videography with a variety of organizations and communities all over the Bay Area and New York City. Under the social media name “Behold, Creators,” he has a wide following of fans through his social media platforms where you can get a daily dose of his craft.
Matt grew up in New York where he was doing tons of work as a studio photographer and cinematographer. Although he lived in a photographic city, he never was able to capture the beauty of New York because he was always just doing studio photography. It wasn't until he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and in search of finding new friends when he realized his other shooting talent, capturing beautiful landscapes.
I discovered Matt through his unbelievable pictures on Instagram. As I looked closer at his work, I saw not only does he capture beautiful landscapes but his portrait shots were terrific as well. I went ahead and did further research on Behold, Creators and discovered his website. I was impressed with all the work that he has on his website and knew Behold, Creators was something special. Go check out his video reel and tell me that doesn't inspire you.
You want to have interaction with people through your art and I think that's what inspires us as 'artists' and inspire people who get to view it. You get to connect with people through your art and I love that aspect.
Matt states as a creative and as a freelancer, "he is a person who tends to see what's right in front of him," which in the photography world is an admirable trait to have. It’s a form of "smelling the roses," so you can see something that's right in front of you without being distracted and capture the beauty.
You see the love Matt has for his craft; in fact, he says it is rare for him to not have his camera on him all the time. One of his favorite things to do is to jump on his skateboard with his camera and just explore. He is truly an artist and his work shows the beauty of what he does.
In this podcast, we talked about where and how Behold, Creators started, his photography and videography style, what keeps Matt motivated, how he believes all artists want to share their work, how photography takes you places you otherwise wouldn't ever think you go, plus other great insights on his craft.
Enjoy the podcast and do what you love.
VIDEO REEL & PHOTOS
In this episode, here are Some Questions I ask & what You will learn:
Matthew Introduction (1:25)
How long has Matthew been doing photography & videography? (2:06)
Moving to the Bay Area opened up his photography skills. (2:36)
Matt talks about how moving to the Bay Area changed his photography direction. (3:20)
His dad's camera started it all. (3:55)
How did Behold, Creators start? (4:40)
Behold, Creators Website (6:00)
What Matt shoots with... (6:22)
How would Matt describe his shooting style? (7:26)
Matt's favorite lens... (8:52)
What makes a picture stand out to Matt? (9:23)
What would you tell someone who wants to start a photography/videography business? (10:35)
What does Matt do to continue to build upon his skills? (12:02)
We talk about constantly shooting. (12:50)
What's next for Behold, Creators? (13:17)
A Death Valley Road Trip with other photographers @apollodubs & @richexploration (14:01)
Photography takes you to places you otherwise wouldn't ever think you would go. (14:45)
Who or what inspires Matt in his craft? (15:25)
Matt comes back to a spot to capture photo (16:20)
What's one thing Matt wish he knew when he started in his craft? (17:15)
The beauty of San Francisco through photography. (18:45)
WIDWID (Why I Do What I Do) (19:39)
How does Matt stay motivated? (20:42)
Matt's process after he snaps some photos... (21:35)
Beyond photography what does Matt do for fun? (22:29)
What does Matt love? (23:05)
Matt's social media strategy... (24:00)
How social media gives Matt the opportunity to share his art... (25:23)
How Matt wants to define his legacy. (26:25)
Matt is... (27:14)
Contact Info. (52:18)
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Editor’s Note: This story was shared through a Scotch Parlor Podcast. Photography was done by Rick Scotch in Oakland, CA of Matt Evearitt. Video Reel and Photos were provided and taken by Behold, Creators.
SCISSORS & CLOTH NEVER STOPS
SCISSORS & CLOTH NEVER STOPS
Let me introduce you to the Founder of Scissors & Cloth, Carlos Morin. He grew up in a town called Round Rock which is near Austin, Texas. He says, "When I was growing up, I found myself more attracted to runway shows on TV rather than pursuing my baseball playing dreams." Being from a little town in Texas where the fashion industry is not necessarily prevalent, he had to stall his fashion career interest.