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

Hi Elijah, how do you think about risk?
Risk and failure are the leaves of success. Once you learn that failure is okay, nothing really stops you from reaching what’s yours.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What started out so pure at 17 years old is now a real source of income. Deathtoheartbreaks now as a brand at 6 years in is evolving into more of a business venture than just art. It isn’t so tough when you have friends to share your experiences with along side you. One thing they I am extremely proud of is our announcement of our 2nd Annual Deathtoheartbreaks Film Festival that we are hosting November 21st. The challenge for this years festival is ensuring proper social distancing while also creating a memorable experience for everyone involved. Last year we had a hundred or so people crowded in a small venue. This year we’re dealing with the task of cutting that percentage in half as well as enlarging the venue space. It is a tough task but I know we will be able get through it!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
A weekend in Palm Springs. Lowkey have some cool vintage spots worth checking out.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mother has taught me so much throughout my life. I would not be who I am without her. She was the first person to force me to be creative. She put a pencil in my hand and that’s when my creativity blossomed. You are literally born on this earth to create something that didn’t exist before.

Website: www.deathtoheartbreaks.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/elijhmcclntn
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/elijah.mcclinton.9

Image Credits
Nick Esquivel, Wisdom Morris

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