Today we’d like to introduce you to Ennis Price.
Ennis, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
22 years is a long time to summarize, but I’ll start with the highlights. I was born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn. Growing up in NYC I was exposed to a diverse palette of cultures, colors, sounds, and smells, not just outside but in my home. At the time my mom was in the process of growing her then-new business Carol’s Daughter and the environment was in a near-constant state of creative chaos, and it smelled fantastic! This is where I am certain I got my aesthetic tastes.
Despite this early introduction to art, I didn’t pursue it seriously until the middle of high school. Up until then, art was my hobby and my best grades were in the science classes I took, so I thought that was the direction I wanted to go. However, one day, I went to my school’s art club and discovered that I love to paint, which eventually leads to carrying a sketchbook to doodle ideas into, which then leads to taking pictures of everything around me. In a very short amount of time, I found myself becoming more immersed in visual media and growing a love for it I didn’t have before. It’s not that I didn’t love science, but I didn’t love doing science; not the same for art, I love looking at it and making it.
From this point, I went on to apply to and enroll at SCAD, where I now study Film and Television, following in my parent’s footsteps. While here I’ve made some of the best friends I could have asked for, and discovered even more about myself in the process.
As for today, my primary goals are to continue growing my personal brand and keep improving the quality of my work.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Thanks to my family’s support, be it financial or emotional, trying to do what I do has been made easier. The challenges I faced came from within myself, namely my self-confidence. Growing up, I couldn’t escape the feeling that I was an extension of other people, whether that be an extension of my older brother Forrest when I was in school or an extension of my mother nearly everywhere else. When I went down to Atlanta to study at SCAD, for the first time no one else’s reputation preceded me other than mine. As much of a relief, as it was to just be me, I still felt as though I was painfully average without them. It took a while for me to move past that impression of myself, but I did it in no short part due to my friends.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
As of now, I am attempting to market myself as a freelance photographer and editor, all the while pursuing my more personal projects. My difficulties dealing with my mental health have defined a lot of my character over the past few years, and I intend to focus on the growth in my artwork. When I’m working outside of a studio, I tend to focus on finding unique details in the world around me; the things that might otherwise be overlooked.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I’m not sure I can boil it down into just one moment. What I am most proud of is my own growth, both in the quality of my work but also in myself; though I must admit, it is pretty nice to hear other people getting excited by your work.
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