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

Hi Rious, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I can’t select just one important factor because there are several that contributed to my success. To name a few: faith, consistency, perseverance, hard work, mental, spiritual and physical balance.  

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.
I am an Atlanta based photographer, storyteller, and I freeze time with using my skills that I learned throughout the journey. My keen eye to details set me apart from my peers and along with my photography I have a certain vibe and energy about me that keep clients returning. To get where I am today we’re definitely not easy but I kept the faith, studied my craft, built some amazing relationships, invested in myself mentally, physically, and financially. Some of the lesson that I learned along the way are: you must stay the course no matter what and you have to inspire yourself FIRST because if you don’t inspire yourself first then you can’t expect to inspire anyone else. I am a self taught photographer that took the 5 last letters of my first name (Demetrious) and created my brand: Rious Photography, LLC. One question that I would love to leave everyone with is: As the idea develops, does it live up to or surpass the promise of the spark that originally got you excited?

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to give thanks to my family, friends, peers and clients (also the ones that I didn’t get a chance to work with for whatever reason)

Website: www.riousshotme.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/riousshotme
Twitter: www.twitter.com/riousshotme

Image Credits
Oprah, TI Libra Album Cover Shot, Erica Dixon, Kenny Burns, Jnova Collection, Chrisette Michele, Sammie, KJ Smith

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