We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea Kirk and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Andrea, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
One of my favorite quotes come from a poem I read in my teenage years from the legendary Tupac Shakur; “Ambition over Adversity.” “Take ones adversity, learn from their misfortune, learn from their pain. Believe in something, believe in yourself. Turn adversity into ambition, Now blossom into wealth.” This poem taught me how to avoid certain situations just by paying attention to others and try not to make their same mistakes and also to believe in myself. The poem gets straight to the point, short and simple.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My name is Drea’s Vision, I am a photographer currently residing in Dallas, TX. I started taking pictures at a young age with disposable cameras to capture all the fun everywhere I went. After a lot of researching, I eventually worked my way up to buying a professional camera for better quality. I taught myself how to use a DSLR camera by watching youtube videos, but most importantly going outside and shooting with the camera. The one thing I am most proud of is my growth. I am still learning, but that is the best part of being a photographer. It was not easy getting where I am today. It took a lot of sleepless nights, a lot of time spent in front of a laptop learning and a lot of rejection. Nothing worth having, comes easy. I think every successful person can agree to that. A lesson I learned along the way is, if something is your passion/hobby, keep going even if nobody believes in you.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I actually do not go out much for fun since I’m always working. If I had to go somewhere, I would say downtown Dallas and the uptown area. One of my favorite hotels downtown is the NYLO Southside because it has a roof top pool/bar and a beautiful view of downtown Dallas. Deep Ellum is also a good place to visit while downtown. Would definitely go to a gun range, bowling and possibly to club Park Ave. One place I personally go to a lot is Klyde Warren Park, I love the ambiance. The Dallas skyline is a beautiful view, so anything in that area will do.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shout out my mother Angie, my sister Kenya, my cousin Sidney (who helps me alot with editing and lens choices), my supportive friends Danielle, Flight Dogg, Poet Jazzmen Victoria(my muse), Tamatha (owner of Urban Garden Bath and Body Shop), Polo (owner of PDK management and Polodaking Live Show) and videographer Mello Vision (who has put me in positions to showcase my work to various rap artists) and shoutout to all the people who trusted me to bring their vision to life

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Image Credits
Photographer- Dreasvision