001 // Me
Hey y'all! Thanks for stopping by. For those of you that don't know me, or have only seen me on social media or whatever the case may be.. Hi. My name is Bubba Sellars. I'm a photographer, videographer, graphic designer; I'd kind of consider myself a jack-of-all-trades. My mind is all over the place. I do a lot of different things all the time. One day you might see me at a desk working and the next day, I could be out getting my hands dirty.
I was born and raised in Oregon. I lived in California for four months during 2013, moved back to Oregon for a year, then moved back to California for eight months. During September 2016, I moved from Klamath Falls to Bend. I love this place so much and the opportunity here is great. I moved here to pursue freelance photography and build connections with the amazing companies based here.
Moving to a new city and starting a business from the ground is hard. I only knew a handful of people when I moved here, and the main reason I had moved was because my girlfriend at the time lived here. That was a mistake, but it turned out to be the best mistake I ever made. During my first few months here, I wasn't really pursuing photography; I'll cover this in a future Journal entry. Long story short, I just had a lot of fun and spent a lot of money doing it.
I've never been a nine to five type of guy, but I've always been told by the people around me that I need something steady; a job that'd keep me afloat. Being in a different city, all by myself, and not having a "real job", my parents were stressed out (sorry for all the gray hair I've given you). Hell, I was kind of stressed about how I was gonna make it, too. Right before the New Year, I took a full-time position with a company here in Bend doing photography and videography.
Last week, I gave notice that I was leaving this job after some amazing opportunities were presented to me. I am very excited to announce that in the coming months, I will be living between Bend, Oregon and Scottsdale, Arizona. I'll be traveling back and forth for work, doing photography, videography and graphic design work for a few different companies and organizations. I'm also still taking on jobs in all of these fields as freelance work.
I am so damn thankful that I get to do what I love for a living. I get to travel and make art and hang out with people and this and that.. as a job. This last year has been absolutely wild. Thank you to everybody who's supported me, hired me, whatever. Y'all are the reason this is possible.
I'm so excited to see what this year holds and excited to write about all of it right here in my journal. Til next time.