We had the good fortune of connecting with Miracle Bennett and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miracle, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
Throughout life, there will always be challenges and obstacles in your way when it comes to pursuing your dream or any aspirations. For me, I remember where I came from and how much more I have to do. Pushing myself above and beyond and being an inspiration to those around me. I am my biggest critic when it comes to my creations. The key to not doubting myself and keep going is letting my work speak for itself as well as having a great group of people who support me and breathe life and motivation into me.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a photographer who uses my talents and abilities to capture the essence of people through the lens of a camera. A photograph has a way of telling us a story through a moment of still time that is captured from our camera. I am able to share my love of photography to the world through my moments of mistakes. Throughout my two year almost three year journey of doing photography professionally, there has been moments of a lot of trial ad error. Making mistakes is apart of everything in life, things aren’t always gonna turn out the way you expected them to. You learn from your mishaps and in turn the outcome is greater than you ever expected. One thing, I learned from my personal challenges is to always be ready for the unexpected and to be willing to persevere through hardtimes and keep a positive mindset through it all.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would first take them to Ponce City Market, we would walk along the beltline and take pictures and enjoy the scenery. We would get some soul food from Eats Resturant. We would then go to little five points and walk to the different shops such as Criminal Records and Rag O’ Rama. Followed by that, we would go and watch the sunset and eat ice cream in the Peidmont Park.
Throughout the week, we would go to Centiannal Park and Cumberland Mall. We would also go bowling and play arcade games at Round One. I would show my best friend the local food trucks and events that happen weekly at Triton Yards. We would end the week by going to see a play at the Alliance Theatre. I want them to have experienced Atlanta in its fullest capacity when it comes to Art, Food, Music, and Culture.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Throughout my creative journey, I have been blessed to have the love and support from so many people. From family members to friends, and even strangers who came along this journey with me. I recently had my first art gallery called Shades of the Black Skin, which highlights the essence of Black people and where we came from, and where we are going. The overall turnout of the event was amazing and I was in shock for most of the event. I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing, the outpour of support and love was encompassed and transferred throughout the evening.
I am not able to specifically give credit to just one person who has encouraged and inspire me. It is a community of individuals who are the inspirations behind my creativity and passion for art. I look to them when I need encouragement to continue to create. I believe they inspire me as much or even more than I inspire them.
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