We had the good fortune of connecting with Arieanne Evans and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Arieanne, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Thrifting…Collecting weird items . Any random thrift store like Value Village or Goodwill really fuels my creative career and pushes it to new levels. I’m able to recreate and use anything I can find to bring nostalgia to my images.

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
This is going to sound corny but my eye is what sets me apart from everyone else. No one sees the world like I do. Photography is so important documentation-wise, yes, but culturally as well. Everyone’s perspective is unique. I guess you can say I see people in a special way and I’m very passionate about it. I’m happy to have found something to be passionate about, passion is the drive of life. Even as a starving artist, this is the kind of life I choose to live because it keeps me inspired. Quincy Jones said “when you think about money while creating, God walks out of the room.” and that stuck with me.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
333 Peters Street is a great place to go on a Wednesday night. I’m not even going to explain it you just have to go. Slim and Huskys for food, Black owned make-your-own pizza bar, Delish. & it’s always a fun time at the High Museum as well, they have very interesting exhibits.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First and foremost, I’d like to thank my photography professor and the entire arts and visual culture team at Spelman College. Myra, you’re amazing. I found myself in the photography department and you coached me and encouraged me to keep going. Thank you for everything. Big shoutout to Value Village!! Every photo shoot becomes a little bit better after strolling through the aisles a few times a week. Last but definitely not least, to my friends and family and everyone that has been apart of the friendsonfilm project so far, the love and support is always appreciated. Thank you all.

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