We had the good fortune of connecting with Vernon King and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Vernon, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
My end goal is happiness. Even with me wanting to contribute to the liberation of my people, or bring awareness to certain topics, at the end of all that I just want my work to bring a sense of peace, serenity, and happiness to the hearts of those it falls upon. I hope it’s as many people as possible, but even if it’s only 10 people by the time I put my camera down, i’m grateful for them too.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I would like to say I got here on accident honestly. I picked up a camera one day just wanting to create content for my own poetry and then I fell in love with it. Through the craft, i’m learning about patience, with myself and other people, and i’m also learning that there’s a certain light inside of all us that starts shining bright the moment we realize how beautiful we are.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Parents, Vernon and Valerie King
And for the inspiration behind how I approach art. Earl Sweatshirt, James Baldwin, Kendrick Lamar