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

Hi Sierra, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking is necessary to be successful. When I’m taking risk, I am scared; I am in an anxiety-filled state, because there are many uncertainties when I am entering new business deals or making moves in my personal life, but I choose to move forward despite the odds. I challenge myself not to ever become complacent. When I feel like I am in a dry state and I could be doing more, that’s when I have to shake things up a bit for myself. The risk taking process does not feel good, but I come out better every time. Risk taking is a huge part of my life and career. Again, I do not ever want to risk becoming complacent in my personal life or career. So, I am always finding ways to be better every day.

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.
Bicus! Productions is a film, videography and photography company. I am a filmmaker; I write. My company is known for telling raw and bold truths of the Black community through film and photography. So, when my clients enlist my services they get a full experience beyond what they expected. Whether I am filming a film or commercial or doing photography, my clients end up with a story to remember and tell their friends and family about through still and/or moving images. What makes us most proud as a company is the ability we have to touch people and provide them with an experience they never thought they would have in their wildest dreams. I take the everyday person’s story to inspire the community and create memories that will last a lifetime. This is what sets Bicus! Productions apart from others. It’s not an easy path, many challenges come, but I continue to forge a new path for myself that compliments my work and my company.

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?
If my best friend was visiting I would take her to (in no particular order):
The Real Milk and Honey

Jinya’s Ramen Bar- Atlanta location

Rose Bar

Josephine’s Lounge

In-door Skydiving- Cobb County

Black History Museums Downtown

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Stone Mountain

High Art Museum

Whisky Blue

Two Urban Licks

Hal’s

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?
There are many people who helped me to be where I am today. My mother and my sister are my biggest supports; they helped me tremendously in the beginning and they continue to support in any area needed. My sister has helped build my clientele with her friends and she has also been a Production Assistant, when needed. Naquitah Herbert of LYVDN Design, is also a big help to me with set designs and social media design, which have helped my projects have a distinctive look that is symbolic of my client(s) and what their companies represent. She has also acted as a Production Assistant, when needed. Dylan Green is also a fellow artist who lends his talents to me on projects that features him as the lead; he has also been a Production Assistant, when needed. There are also many books such as The Alchemist, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Richest Man in Babylon, The Greatest Salesman and 50 Cent’s Hustle Harder that help shape the way I think and do business. There are so many other people, books and factors that have contributed to growth and success that are not mentioned here, but I would like them to know that I love and appreciate them too.

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Image Credits
Photographer Sierra D. Blake of Bicus! Productions

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