An 18 year-old Pittsburgh soon to be L.A Artist with incredible talent, he is a Music Producer, Songwriter, and a Photographer we are honored to have him as our featured artist. For now you can catch him on Instagram @itslumariia . You don’t want to miss any of his amazing shots or other projects!
Find Jeremy: Instagram – @itslumariia –
How old are you?
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, I am moving to Los Angeles in July
How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty?
My specialty is music for sure. I’ve been playing drums since I was 6, but my main passion is for producing music. I’ve been doing that for about 6 years.
Taking photos is something I’ve done for nearly 2 years, and within the past few months have become very big into photo-manipulation/digital art.
Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
Currently, everything I do has been side money. But I’ve recently launched this new alias and plan on pursuing art full time given the opportunity. What I dislike about it would be the inconsistent work. Creativity and good ideas isn’t a thing that you can be prepared to have everyday. Where at a normal job, I know that I can show up x amount of days a week and do a good job every time. My dream job is for sure being a full time musician and touring.
What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
So far i’d say my biggest accomplishment is becoming good friends with some of the people that have inspired me for the last few years. Specifically speaking within the music industry. There is no feeling in the world for me comparable to being in person, working along side some of my biggest inspirations.
On a more personal level however, I’d say a huge accomplishment that I’ve had recently is finally being at a point with my work, both audio and visual, where I feel it’s presentable and has value in a professional setting. And what’s cool is that I’ll always continue to grow, but as of recently, I’ve felt that I am up to par with some of the big time artists.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
In 5 years I hope to be living off of my work and to have done a bit of touring around the world. Even if I don’t get to ever tour, traveling the world and taking pictures of it is a huge goal for me.
Within 10 years, I hope to have played Red Rocks Amphitheater. That is my overall life goal. Can’t die until I do it.
In 20 years, I really can’t say. I haven’t even lived 20 years yet. I just want to be happy and say that I did everything i wanted to do in life before it was too late. “The end” is my biggest motivator in life.
If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Think I’d have to list a few for this one.
For music it’d either be Skrillex, Madeon, Lido, or Mura Masa. I could go on with this list. Skrillex and Madeon got me into electronic music when I was in 6th grade and continue to just do incredible things. Mura Masa and Lido are just people who changed the game for me and are some of my all time favorite artists.
For photos it’d probably be Michael Flugstad or Tucker Doss. Both of them achieved success at what they love at such a young age. They’re incredibly talented, super entertaining, motivational, and get to travel the world for their job.
How is one way you make money with your art?
The most simple way of putting it right now would be through Spotify and iTunes. It’s incredible that I can be paid for the amount of streams I get on songs that I created in my basement. I honestly make my art solely for myself, and whenever I release it, I hope that others like it too. It’s really wild seeing large amounts of people also liking what I create.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Within the US, right now it’d probably be Washington State just to take photos. Once I move to LA, I’ll be a lot closer and plan on taking a trip there once I have the opportunity. More of a drastic travel, it’d probably be Sydney Australia since I have a few friends there.
What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
Music wise, I do all of my work on Ableton Live 10. I’ve been using Ableton for the entirety of the 6 years that I’ve been producing. Photo/Video wise, I’m all for anything Adobe. I’ve used multiple editing softwares, and nothing compares to Photoshop and Premiere. The camera I use is a Canon t3i. It’s actually the first DSLR camera that I purchased and i never really felt the need to upgrade. However, given the budget, i’d definitely go for something better but still within the Canon brand.
We found this photo with the caption: itslumariia Take this as a reminder to put down your phone for a bit. It’s healthy to look at what’s in front of you and live. The world is an incredibly beautiful place and you’ve got one life. You can spend it inside, worrying about things that won’t matter by tomorrow. Or you can let go of all of that, escape the noise, and experience beauty in its purest form. ….but like this photo first yo. maybe leave a comment or two.
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