This week we are getting ready for, Reframed ' A Meeting of the Eyes' - a conversation on art, photography and music featuring the talented Emari Traffie, Dana Washington, Alima Lee, Sophia Nahli Allison - hosted by Gia Azevedo and moderated by Miriha.
Here we learn more about photographer Emari Traffie.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi, I’m Emari Traffie, a 28 year-old photographer from New Hampshire, currently based in
Los Angeles. I love people first, art second. My work is representation of my spirituality,
small town beginnings, a military-bred work ethic and an insatiable thirst for imagination.
What creative mediums are you into the most?
At the moment, prayer, telepathy, photographs, spoken word, painting, poetry, interior
design, architecture, fashion, martial arts, music and films.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
From all of the above, but also from meditation, conversations, people watching, talk
radio, and dreams.
Any upcoming projects or collaborations that you are excited about?
I am hosting my first sponsored photowalk this month, details coming soon! I am also
traveling a ton and working on two personal photography projects this year.
What does community mean to you?
It means understanding and support. It means realizing the whole is greater than the
What are you currently vibing?
Cucumber salads, Morrissey, comebacks, anything red, TED talks, Kendrick’s ‘Damn.’
Dream collab – who/ what would it be?
Dream collab right now? I’m going with Vetements x Vice for a documentary fashion
editorial on Mars (might have to collab with Space X also) starring Sasha Lane
soundtracked by Kelsey Lu.
Any advice for someone trying to pursue their passions?
Learn everything you can. Think about how you can bring something unique to what is
already out there. Try to discover how your passions can be harnessed to help the world.
What do you hope for the future?
I am excited that pretty soon we will be able to create anything we can imagine. At this
point, I feel very limited by technology. I also very cheesily hope we learn to be less
selfish to work together more and love each other more.
Lastly, what are you looking forward to the most for the upcoming Reframed 'A Meeting
of the Eyes' panel discussion?
I’m looking forward to hearing what the other panelists have to share, because I don’t
typically get to hang out with and talk to other photographers. I am excited to get their
perspective on this craft I love so very much.
Photos by Gia Azevedo
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