"I ENJOY CREATING THINGS THAT DIDN'T EXIST BEFORE I MADE THEM": READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH A SPECIAL SOUL FROM FLORIDA.
My name is Langston Amadi and I am from West Palm Beach, Florida. I currently live in Atlanta, Georgia as a photographer, artist, and dj.
Something curious about your work.
Most of my artwork is made by hand using paper and x-acto blades. I enjoy being up close and personal with my work. By working the art by hand, I ensure that each piece gets my full attention.
Your strongest point.
A character trait that I cherish about myself is my ability to continue moving forward. There are obstacles that one will face on the path to their goals and determination is vital to success.
What makes you happy?
I enjoy creating things that didn’t exist before I made them.
The most beautiful memory until now.
A memory that I remember fondly is visiting Brooklyn for the first time in 2017. I drove up there from Atlanta for a music festival and was surrounded by so many talented people. I could feel the aura of buoyancy and enthusiasm in the air.
One of the largest inspirations for my work is the essence that people have on the inside of them. I believe that people have more to them than meets the eye.
My daily routine is a very exciting one for me. I wake up, exercise, create artwork while the sun is rising, and then have photo sessions in the evening.
The quote of your life.
“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” Every experience can be viewed and learned from. Every action that one takes is another pencil stroke on one’s masterpiece of life.
There is a photo of Willie Causey Jr. and his family in Shady Grove, Alabama. The picture has stayed with me ever since I first saw it. The picture speaks volumes about the responsibilities of youth and what it means to grow up fast.
One of my favorite artists is Gordon Parks. His powerful and cool-head portrait style resembles the work that I make today.
I am currently in Los Angeles for photo sessions at the time of this interview. Brooklyn is next on the list.
Photos courtesy of the artist