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

Hi Roderick, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
In my earlier years. I struggled with having my own identity. I wondered how I could contribute to the world through creativity. Prior to my website Esyntric launching, I would assist other creatives and grasp so much knowledge for my own personal growth.

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.
Esyntric is my creative canvas. I believe in expressing myself the way I see fit. When I launched my website I struggled with labeling my platform. I started blogging with the intention of unveiling more layers of my creativity. Once I added photography; I was able to showcase other gifts I have. I’ve been able to showcase my work in art shows and I’ve been able to work with a lot of different people within my first year of photography. My journey has been pretty challenging however, I’ve been able to learn from my mistakes as I continue my journey. My ultimate goal is to build my own creative space for other creators to work in an environment where they feel inspired and motivated by there peers. I plan to continue to build my movement Esyntric to embrace and inspire others to not box in their creative powers.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite spots in Dallas to eat would be Village Burger in the west village, Roots Chicken, Zalat Pizza. and my mom’s cooking. I enjoy hanging out at Kylde Warren Park, Art Museums, Art Shows, and local bars in Deep Ellum or lower Greenville. I’m a concert attendee so whenever a favorite artist of mine is in town. I make it my mission to attend the concert and connect with other fans If I can.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Sydney Escada of Billionairess concepts is a well known creative director. Back In 2011; Sydney would allow me to assist her. I used that time with her to soak up the knowledge that I can apply today for my movement. Kyli Reeves is an Entrepreneur and owner of Kylisaesthetic. Kyli has been one of my main clients for photography for her online boutique. Kyli has been very supportive and reminded me of the importance of consistency.

Website: www.esyntric.com
Instagram: @esyntric
Facebook: Esyntric

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