Episode 021: Turning Imagination Into Reality with Josh Rossi
"The task doesn’t become easier, you just become stronger."
Some Questions I Ask:
[6:50] Throughout your journey as a photographer, how has your inspiration changed?
[9:45] Would you mind sharing how your recent projects with kids for The Justice League and The Avengers came to be?
[15:55] What is your overall vision/mission when you start a photography project?
[17:04] Do you think people lack emotion because they choose not to add it in or because they don’t know how to?
[18:56] Have you ever found yourself in a rut where you couldn’t find your emotion behind a project?
[21:14] Have you had to go through some sort of personal reflection or meditation-type process?
[31:20] How has your perspective and your journey changed since having kids?
[35:20] What’s your relationship with sacrifice?
[37:55] What’s been your greatest failure?
[42:42] Who are some people you look up to/listen to to keep you in line and on track towards your goals?
[46:07] What do you think people aren’t doing enough of in their journey to succeed?
[48:30] How do you battle trying to perfect something and doing it right vs. you have to act in order to grow?
Some Things You'll Learn:
[3:28] Josh Rossi’s upbringing in Italy and his introduction to art and photography
[7:10] Reverting back to a child’s mindset for inspiration
[7:39] Josh Rossi learns from one of the main artists from the Black Panther Comics
[8:38] The main thing people are missing in their photography
[9:58] Josh turns his own daughter into Wonder Woman
[12:30] The urge to empower women
[13:10] Josh quits
[15:15] The REAL superheroes of our world
[16:05] The absolute core of all art
[18:40] Dig deep, find your emotion, and SHOW it
[19:16] The distinction between a talented artist and a talented-business oriented artist.
[21:52] Josh gets a concussion and it changes his life
[25:50] The power of disrupting your routine and changing your patterns
[32:55] Instagram is the WORST. Instagram, influencers, etc… is NOT reality
[33:40] Josh’s take on the struggle and process of business and how to succeed
[35:50] Josh serves as a missionary
[38:20] Josh loses $700 in an hour.
[39:50] Josh loses $2000 in an hour (these were not good hours for Josh…)
[40:50] What you MUST admit to yourself in order to grow
[43:07] The problem with listening to motivation online
[44:28] Stop getting motivated and just go do it
[47:30] Josh cancels an entire shoot
[48:57] People are turned off by perfection
[51:30] What it takes to be a successful freelancer
[54:05] Being happy and fulfilled
Connect with Josh
Check out a few of the amazing projects Josh has done below.
Find more on his website!