The first time I saw Evgeny’s work I remember I was in awe of the colors and feeling I had looking at his inspiring and spectacular San Diego images. He is born and raised in San Diego, and “one of the handful left that can be called a true San Diego native that never moved away.”
The La Jolla Cove photo to the right, I felt so inspired to ask Evgeny to be able to use it for a podcast cover last year. I was thinking literally any cover, I will make it fit the content/title. I was still in the middle of the ‘Art of Respect’ Series and working on new series idea. I was going to design a brand new cover, because I loved the feeling and the colors looking through the rocks. But then he posted a new photo of the Museum of Us with the moon and plane in the middle, I knew that was the perfect photo for the new ‘Culture of Repair’ series I just finished outlining.
Which meant the La Jolla Cove photo would just have to be hung in my home! Even better!
When I reached out to Evgeny to use his photo, he was so gracious, and said of course, without hesitation! What do you need? Being a newer podcaster, I am still surprisingly always nervous to ask partners and guests for support. Even though the podcast is to ‘help spread information and help share the wonderful work individuals do for their communities” it still always feels like I am asking for something for myself. I build partnership and collaborations in my work and for clients, but I am often shy because this podcast is such a labor of love, where I can see it’s journey to help those who help others, but it doesn’t always mean others will as well. Of course, Evgeny made me feel so special for asking.
I knew from our first contact, the person behind the camera, was just a beautiful as the art he creates.
His love for photography started at a young age, he used to go with his “father on photography outings through San Diego with his Minolta film SLR.”
He has been shooting professionally for over 10 years and you can’t go without noticing is his majestic unique looks and ‘crafting his “own style of showcasing San Diego landmarks through photography.”
His recent accomplishments include winning Best Of Show at the 2019 San Diego Festival of the Arts, and having his La Jolla Gallery voted Best Photo Gallery by La Jolla Village News readers in 2018 & 2019.
The love of his work shows by the sheer beauty when you simply look at his images and get mexmerized.
As a passionate San Diegan who loves supporting local artists and businesses, I can’t wait to interview Evgeny for this ‘Culture of Repair’ Series.
His artwork is a inspiration for us all. I already have 10 of his pieces I want to frame. Evgeny makes it very hard to have one favorite. Try a dozen! You can tell with every photo he “strives to share the beauty of San Diego with the world.”
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The opportunities she provides youth especially, is what she wished she had growing up. Being on the TV Show Tonight in San Diego for over 4 years, she learned first hand the hard work and dedication it took to be on camera and how to finesse stage presence, which you really can only learn by doing it.
Now for her providing youth live preforming opportunities, including live webcasting at an impressionable age, helps them acquire their musical stage stamina early on. She often lets local youth play at her gigs, and always wants to jam out with them, broadening their music tenacity.
For Tricia Lynn music is the heart beat of life and she grew up teaching music youth ministry. It has always been a way to give back. An educator as well, teaching 2nd grade, music is a staple in her classroom. She helped launch youth band programs in her school. Today she continually runs into students who years later (in collage and beyond), are still passionately playing music because of her dedication to incorporate it in her classrooms.
She also donates so much time and resources to events and especially for youth, knowing it can help spread the love and appreciation of music continually! Also a DJ, and someone who does music ministry for weddings, she is the perfect addition to any wedding. A one stop shop of perfection for any event, she helps corporate events, go above and beyond in their experience. She does DJ and acoustic sets combined and with others musicians to, such as violinists and with celebrity talent, you name it. Where together she can help bring the WOW factor when performing.
Tricia Lynn plays all instruments, (except wind), and also does looping. She can sound like a full band, with just herself only. Not to mention live webcasting your special event/occasion, she can do it all. This year in 2021 she is starting working on a new single and also started a new band, Mayday!
When she’s not playing music, helping other musicians, or teaching, she’s best known for swinging sticks (Eskrima and Golf Clubs), and believes sharks need to be protected.
Link to TeeLynn Music
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