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

Hi Nathon, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
Failure. It’s often overlooked by many when stretching for success. But when you take into count the failures on how you can better operate in this world you can find a lot of meaningful lessons that will later benefit you both physically and mentally later on in life. Now and then failure comes around to teach me something. Over the years I have taught my self to accept failure, rather than to build fear from the intense anticipation that I will fail. Everyday I carry myself with the goals I want to achieve and the ideas that I want to bring into reality. As the momentum builds those thoughts are all I think about until I am faced with some sort of failure. Once it does come around I spend a few days assessing what can be approved upon and then I get back to building on the momentum. In a simple explanation it is as if I have been playing an endless game of ball with my opponent failure, and my goal is to get the ball back quick and keep the it in my possession longer that failure can. 

What should our readers know about your business?
RUEHL STUDIOS is a start-up creative production agency that is based in Atlanta, Georgia. We put the right creatives into the project that our clients envision. We work closely with up-and-coming musicians, fashion designers, painters, and other creative artists in the Atlanta art scene by producing unique and dynamic content that’s used for marketing, press, and social media content. We represent local artists by promoting their artwork and giving them a platform to display their work for sale. Ruehl Studios is also a fully custom print store. Customers have the ability to upload their own artworks or pictures to any one of the products that we have to offer. Since moving to Atlanta in 2016 to attend Savannah College of Art and Design, I have worked under some of the most renowned creatives and companies in the photo industry. These experiences have shaped me into the creative that I am and strive to be for the future. Everyday Atlanta is growing more with creatives and creative business. With the flux of a creative hungry generation in the city, there is no doubt that the city is on the rise to being one of the leading cities for arts and entertainment. As the market continues to grow in this category Ruehl Studios strives to grow with it by leading and inspiring the new generation of creatives to fill that demand.

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?
Anytime I have a close friend in the city for a few nights stay, I am most definitely taking them over onto the Atlanta Beltline! Starting at Piedmont and stopping at the fabulous Ponce City Market to have a drink at any one of the restaurants there. Continuing down the Beltline we would stop at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall in Old Fourth Ward. Ladybird is the first outdoor-oriented bar and restaurant to open along the Beltline’s Eastside Trail. It’s one of my favorite places to go for a night out in Atlanta! There is honestly so much to experience when on the Beltline. From food and drinks to amazing artwork people, the Beltline is a must

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Over the years I have had steady support from the people I have known most of my life such as family and friends. But in the last 4 years, there have been a dozen people that have come into my life unexpectedly and have played a big role. Some have had brief appearances, and some have stuck with me ever since the day we have met. Amid the crazy and unfortunate times of 2020 there have been some key people that have played a role in keeping the creative momentum going. From bouncing ideas and working on several projects with my partner, to assisting on set with my close buddies anytime they had a project thrown their way. I have also had immense help from another photographer from Atlanta who I consider to be a mentor. I share my work and ideas with him and in return I get a lot of great feedback and direction.

Website: https://nathonruehl.com/ For the Print store –> https://ruehlstudiosprintstore.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruehlstudios/?hl=en
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathon-ruehl-2634a514a/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RuehlStudios
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzjgJxNnv_ukQUx7y9jrheQ

Image Credits
Image of me is by Katerina Mia

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