We had the good fortune of connecting with Linda Sayseng and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Linda, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risks are typically considered negligent but with a solid foundation and purpose, it creates a safe environment for innovation and growth. So many times I questioned my marketing strategies or life decisions until I decided this is my business, this is me, this is what I believe in. Once I knew what I stood for, I stayed firm on that belief and when chances and opportunities came, taking the risk was necessarily high as the stakes. That gave me a balanced playing ground to reinvent my marketing and …..myself!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
One of my biggest missions with Sayseng Media, is curating photos that will inspire change. My photography steers more towards marketing, and photo journalism. Photography is special to me. It creates an opportunity for a person to be still, reflect, and listen. I didn’t start in photography. I mostly enjoyed videography and editing. But when a marketing manager saw me working and offered me a position, it was like photography was looking for me this whole time. I love the experience and energy when taking photos. I become involved in my environment, searching for the best message to share. It’s mission and message first, then it’s the culture, then it’s the event, then it’s eye-witness; If you see such photo, its meticulous frame, its unique angle, its particularly saturated tone, and as you look and feel something you can’t explain….that’s a Sayseng photo.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Spending time with me in the city will involve: Scooter riding near Piedmont Park Stops for smoothies and toast at Kale Me Crazy, my fav spot is near Virginia Highlands Watch a local indie short film at the Plaza Theatre A shopping trip at Ponce Market Visit the local farmers market pop up shops Outdoor hiking at Amicalola Falls, Cascade Springs Nature Preserve Pick up some sweet treats or Thai Tea at Boba Theory in Morrow or Sweet Hut in Atlanta And definitely crashing all the amazing events that are always going on downtown.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
God has always blessed me with wonderful angels to guide me through my life and career ventures. I cannot name everyone but I have an unbelievable and unbreakable circle. To the powerful women and creator, Suzan Satterfield, of Women in Production Summit–Thank you for always opening opportunities for me. Thank you Nancy Howard and Big Picture Con for always supporting me. Look up in the sky, you might see me on a billboard on I-75 or I-85, or on your Pandora playlist ad–Thank you Erin Fender, and Clayton State University for believing in me. And when I get caught up in the world, Thank you, First Baptist Church of Forest Park for leading me back to a firm ground. And thank you to my dearest friend and business partner, Generra Ingram of UrResumeUrFuture, llc. Individual Thank you’s: Katie Beasley of Fox 5 News, Afrika Jones of LaRosa Media, Jennifer Long of The Voiceover Collective, Terri J. Vaughn, Kelly Rucker, Melissa Young, Jasmine Burke, Kit Vinsick, Angie Stevens, Chyrel Panlilio, Katherine Dodson, Betty Momayezi, Jonathan Harris, Lisa Ferrell of GSU-CMI As you can see, galore of strong female mentors! But no appreciation is as great as it is to God and my family.
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