The creative minds that live within The Bay Area are like no other place, the skills we master and the authenticty that comes from around us is what makes us so very unique. Twenty-Three years of living in 'the Bay' ( as we call it ) I have witness so many things that have inspired me to do better, and continue to unlock more of my creative mindset. As for most of us we use our platfroms to help express ourself In many differet ways.
Being born In San Francisco and Raise In Oakland has been a big part of who I am as a creator. I've been able to experience the culture of the Bay which has helped shape the way I veiw the world and see the beauty in almost everything.
I asked Rhandi Purnell @Bettycrockerr (a freelance model and makeup artist from Castro Valley) How has the Bay Area influenced her movement and she replied “ I think starting and building my brand from the Bay Area has made me incredibly creative. Their is so much creativity and inspiring artist around me i can’t help but me motivated. The industry i’m in is incredibly competitive but i feel like there’s so much support and positivity that i don’t feel threatened, i feel loved. The love i’ve gotten from my people keeps me humble and keeps my striving for nothing but success.” which I couldn't agree more with.
I also got a chance to speak with Tavian Jordan @Tavianjordan_ (A host on Lets Talk About It, a podcast that covers topics of the everyday person ) Tavian expressed how people would always ask for his advice and opinion on things, As a result of that Tavian and another host name Kwame came together to create Lets Talk About It. I also asked Tavian the same question of; How has the Bay Area influenced his movement and he said "The Bay Area is everything to me. I grew up here and I have learned so much in my life just being from here so with my podcast in a way I want to be the voice of the Bay Area. I want to make the Bay Area proud based off my podcast.” These two creatives are just a peak of what we hold here in the Bay Area but there are so many more that I have uncoved and found inspiration within them all.
Photographer | Kati F. | @xilophotography
Photographer | Ormand C | @ormandsphotosffical
Photographer | Nassir W | @naswmeetsworld
Photographer | Darrin B | @darrinbaldridge
Photographer | Kamrin L | @klicksbykam
Photographer | Eric W. | @offdawebb
Graphic Designer | Kris | @carefree_kris
Designer | Melanie A. | @melaniebrantesdesigns
Podcast | H.E.R SPACE | Terri L. & Dr. Brossard | @herspacepodcast
Podcast | Hella Black | Delency P. & Blake | @hellablackpod
Podcast | Brunch In the Evening | Alice and Shanice | @brunchintheevening
Podcast | You had me at Black | @ youhadme.atblack
Podcast | itsalookwith.us | @isalookwith.us
Writers/Poets | Porshe K. | @thepoeticactivist
Writes/Poets | Dom Jones | @iamdomjones
Illustrator | Jessica C. | @gocosmicninja
OTHER CREATIVES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
Terry B. | Personal Chef | @chefbraggs
Chantrelle E. | Owner of Hella Tea | @hellateaoakland
Patrick M. | Stylist | @Kuwpatrick
Brandon R. | Photographer & Writer | @ruffdraft
Deshawn C. | Newly Photographer | @hoodywho_
Lailoni M. | Chef | @thepickyprincess_
Mandala&mingle | Designer | @Theherballhooker
White Dave | Artist | @whitedave
Saalihah | Artist | @__ssmokeyy
Vinniebellz | eng\producer | @vinnie
These are just some of many creatives that work out of the Bay.
Thank you for reading.