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The Miami Art Scene’s Kat Wagner – #YouWowMe 22

sdfg The Bakehouse Arts Complex is truly a nucleus of interesting & creative Miamians.  While visiting artist Dana Donaty, I met Miami Art Scene editor Katerina “Kat” Wagner who was interviewing Dana for an upcoming article.  Kat & Dana were having a compelling conversation about art, Miami, Wynwood and the diverse people involved.  I found […]

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Get comfortable with yourself – Sheila Womble – #YouWowMe 21

asdfg When I asked #YouWowMe 17, Marte Siebenher, to name someone who inspires her, without hesitation she said, “Oh, that’s easy. Sheila Womble.” Sheila is one of those truly unique individuals who has worked with just one organization for most of her career.   As she describes, she was lucky enough to secure a job […]

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You’re never too young to change the world – Valeria Hansen – #YouWowMe 20

asdfg “Your daughter has this implausible notion that she can actually change the world.” Valeria Hansen’s elementary school teacher told these words to Valeria’s mother 5 years ago.   “She has to put her feet on the ground because I don’t have time to listen to her ideas.  I’m a teacher and I have to […]

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“You may be unique but you’re not alone” – Matthew Evan Taylor – #YouWowMe 18

At age 25 Sony Music and Columbia Records signed Matthew Evan Taylor, co-founder, saxophonist & keyboardist of the Moses Mayfield band,  to a 5-year recording contract. So how did Matthew end up in Miami?  Completing a Doctorate in Music at the Universisty of Miami?  Matthew’s explanation is really a metaphor for how he approaches his […]

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“Trust & let go” says Marte Siebenhar of Bakehouse Art Complex – #YouWowMe 17

“You are the least qualified but you have the best ideas.” Marte Siebenhar was told this by the Board of Directors of the Bakehouse Art Complex last Fall when they hired her as their new Executive Director.  The Board explained that they wanted fresh thinking and new ideas and Marte’s diverse background and creativity was just […]

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Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joe Cardona – #YouWowMe 16

asdf” asdf” “Liam, I must be the Susan Lucci of Emmy nominations for filmmakers” This is how Miami documentarian Joe Cardona greeted me two weeks ago at a fundraiser for his upcoming film.  As an explanation, Joe has been nominated  nine times before finally receiving the award for his documentary on Haiti’s earthquake, Nou Bouke. […]

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“Enjoy the ride!” says photographer Mark Diamond – #YouWowMe 15

Without a doubt, photographer Mark Diamond drives the hippest car in the Wynwood Arts District (the hippest neighborhood in Miami). But when you get to know Mark, you realize he is a “study in opposites.”  For example, he is arguably at the cutting edge of 3-D photography (ask to see his new and awesome studio/gallery […]

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“Talking Off the Wall” founder Pascal Doytier – #YouWowMe 14

Pascal Doytier, a native of France, doesn’t approach life like most people in Southern Florida.  In 22 years, he’s held only two jobs.  And in an age when newspapers and magazines are consolidating and closing, Pascal decided to start a “street rag” as he calls it.  “Talking Off The Wall”, still in its infancy at […]

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“Express yourself, assert yourself…” – Photography is not a Crime’s Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller is the founder and manager of P.I.N.A.C – Photography Is Not A Crime.  To read more about how courageous Carlos is and the mission of PINAC, go here. When I asked Carlos what words of inspiration he would pass on to the next person in my #YouWowMe photography project, he quickly said, “Express […]

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“You are 100% responsible for the life you are living…” – Musician Japhy – #YouWowMe 11

I first met Miami musician Japhy about four years ago walking dogs outside our building.  And in the last four years I’ve had the pleasure of doing multiple photo shoots with him and in every time I’m always impressed by his creativity. So, it was no surprise his answer to my request to pass on […]

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