Today we’d like to introduce you to Sasha Knock.
Sasha, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
As a child, a mini spiral journal was constantly at my side, and I was always ready to create stories from my wild imagination. I’d throw a CD into my portable player and stare out the car window, lost in thought as I dreamed up new worlds, ideas, and stories.
However, in college, I didn’t initially pursue film and photography. I studied psychology for a good two years before realizing my passion was with the camera — a passion I’d had since childhood. I remember being so scared to tell my parents that I didn’t want to study psychology anymore and that I wanted to switch to a major that, at the time, had a high risk of unemployment after graduation.
When I finally worked up the courage to tell them, my parents said, “You’ve always loved being behind the camera. We didn’t see your heart in psychology as much as we do with this.” They fully backed my decision and encouraged me to switch majors. The jobs would come if I worked hard enough.
It wasn’t an easy start, but eventually, things worked out. I’m grateful I am able to do something I love every day. I’ve met incredible people and have heard stories that have moved me to the core. My goal is to help share those stories and life’s beauty with others.
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive // Howard Thurman.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I believe everyone has a story worth telling. Capturing those stories with my lens brings me joy, whether it’s through video or photography. It’s why I stay up until 2 AM editing videos and photos. It’s what inspires me to get up and go each day. It’s what I love to do.
Sunflower Film Project was born out of a passion to share stories and the beauty of life with others. To capture moments, both big and small. To share in moments of triumph, perseverance, love, and hope. To share the beauty that others create through music, art, and their voice.
My hope is that my work not only captures the essence of who people are but also brings hope and inspiration to the viewer.
What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
One big way that I’ve connected with other artists is by using social media. I’ve met some incredible creatives from all over the country. Another way is by joining local classes in the arts (I recommend the Mesa Art Center) to meet others who have similar interests.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can view my work on sunflowerfilmproject.com or subscribing to Sunflower Film Project on Youtube. I would love to collaborate with local businesses and people in the community, so don’t hesitate to reach out!
- Website: sunflowerfilmproject.com
- Phone: 4802052433
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunflowerfilmproject/?hl=en
- Other: sashaknock.weebly.com
Photos by Sasha Knock