We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Ratliff and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
All creatives go through their ups and downs, but there is never a time to give up as long as you’re having fun and the passion is still there. Be you, stay true to yourself, keep working hard to perfect your craft and eventually it will payoff.
Please tell us more about your business. How did you get to where you are today business-wise. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I like shooting at abandoned or off the wall locations. Every shoot no matter big or small gets the same attention to detail. Honestly, I got here with a lot of youtube, practice and creating with others to learn the ins and outs of the business. Nothing about this has been easy and it’s a constant grind. Photography is constantly evolving and you have to get better each day. Not only shooting, but editing too. Along the way I have learned you can’t make everyone happy, but don’t ever change you because that is what your real supporters, family and clients like. As for what I would like the world to know about our brand, we shoot bad ass pictures and they can reach out to us at Taylor@shotbymarleyandco.com. Let’s create
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First things first we would have to get a burger at Motor and Maple. If it’s basketball season and the Celtics are in town we will be there watching them get the W, sorry Mavs fans. Some of the other fun spots around town I enjoy visiting are Bad Axe Throwing, anywhere with good live music and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My wife, she is the backbone of the business. She handles the day to day emails, bookings and billing. The not so fun stuff. So I owe her a lot and couldn’t do this without her.