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

Hi Kyree, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
Being true to yourself means a lot to me. Whether it’s living by that or surrounding yourself with people who are true to themselves. I try to be as original and authentic as possible. With my personality and with my work. I feel like in the era we are in, people want to act and be like something they are not. You have to find the balance between being inspired and being influenced. Once you are too influenced you start to lose yourself. I draw inspiration from many different places which include other photographers, but you’ll never see me intentionally bite another person’s work.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is a representation of myself and the things I find interesting. With that being said, that is what sets me apart from everyone else because nobody can represent myself better than me. Seeing where I started to now makes me the most excited. I’m just scratching the surface when it comes to where I could take my career as a photographer. My journey so far has had its challenges. But my love for photography has helped me overcome any of those obstacles. I’ve learned many things along the way. Not only have I learned a lot about photography and technique, but I’m learning how to conduct myself as a professional as well. I would like the world to know that I love and take my craft seriously.

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.
If a friend was visiting we’d go to NYC and I’d take them to the MOMA museum. I’d also take them out to eat somewhere at a rooftop restaurant and then do a photoshoot when the sun sets.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to give a shoutout to my mother for allowing me to be myself and supporting me in whatever I choose to do. She has been in my corner since I was born and it’s been me and her ever since. Growing up as a single mother I know it was very challenging for her, but she created a great life for me and I’m forever grateful for her. Because of her, I feel comfortable in my own skin, and I’m not afraid to take risks or back down from any challenges.

Instagram: @kxyree

Twitter: @kyreemyers

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