"In Chicago I worked In restaurants for 3 years until I got a creative job. When I first moved to LA I was fired from a creative job lol-- I think every level of the journey brings trials but it’s more about what you learn through them that molds you."
"My name is Jasmine, my social handle is @jassieuo, and I am a commercial fashion/beauty/portrait photographer based in DTLA. My most valued accomplishments so far would be working with NIKE. Ive also worked at Fashion Nova as a (retoucher) and I’ve shot with Essence, & the Lipbar. I’m very big on working with brands that stand for something and not your industry basics. I like to challenge the beauty standard. That’s how my work started, to land a gig with a company that does the same but on an international level is pretty crazy. Still in awe when I work with them."
"I feel like I’m always going to face trials because I am infinitely growing. However I do remember Detroit being my toughest times. A lot of people look at my Instagram and have watched my growth via socials and say I make it look easy. However it’s never been quite that way for me.
"I learned early on the value of hard work. Ive been working since I was 15. And I’ve sacrificed a lot to get where I am today. I remember moving from Detroit to Chicago on the MegaBus with $200 bucks in my pocket and no idea of where I would go from there, but those moves got me here."
"In Chicago I worked In restaurants for 3 years until I got a creative job. When I first moved to LA I was fired from a creative job lol I think every level of the journey brings trials but it’s more about what you learn through them that molds you."
"A word of advice for anyone trying to follow their dreams in my particular industry? I would say take a leap-- I think fear holds us back from our true potential often but every leap is rough and once you get past the fear of the challenges you become more of what you desire."