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Being able to share breathtaking views and amazing experiences through vlogging sounds like such an exciting opportunity, but it definitely isn’t an easy creative outlet to master. When watching vlogs by Andrew Kearns, you’d think otherwise. His talent so evident, it absolutely pours from the videos in a way so captivating, you’ll watch video after video after video before realizing the hours that have passed. That is what Andrew loves about what he does, being able to share glimpses into his experiences with others. “The thing I love most about YouTube and vlogging is being able to document and share my life experiences and travels with others. I love the fact that I’m able to look back at all these times too and relive those experiences. I’d say the most challenging thing would definitely be documenting and sharing my life because it’s also a lot of hard work once the filming is done.” Rather than planning out his vlogs and the topics and focuses of each video, Andrew prefers to pick up his camera and go. “To be honest I never really think through what I’m going to vlog. I’m not much of a planner myself, so my vlogs are really of my day to day life. I want to create something that’s showing how I’m just a normal person. It’s definitely a real challenge to be creative every day, especially if the day is super normal, but it helps me grow a lot creatively.” Some of his favorite places lie within the United

States, though he’s gotten to see some beautiful places abroad as well. “Portland is the best of both worlds. You could hike in the gorge nearby or snag some fantastic pizza in the city. Or both! As for Iceland, that place is another world. We spent 11 days there and it was cool to just document it all and be able to relive those times. Now, I really want to go to White Sands, New Mexico at sunset and shoot a portrait session there. It would probably be awesome.” The path that Andrew is on is exactly where he wants to be. “In five years I would love to be doing exactly what I’m doing and inspiring people to do the same and live their dreams on a bigger scale. I would like to have some for my own business as well, and still be documenting life.” As far as advice goes, Andrew has plenty. “My best advice is simply just do it. The hardest hurdle to cross is posting your first vlog, but after that it’s much easier. It’s easy to make excuses and not do it, but once you stop making those excuses it becomes a lot easier, and more. Same goes with photography. Just shoot all the time. The longer you go without shooting, filming or editing, the worse you get, just like any other skill. Always be shooting.” For the next five months, Kearns will be living in Portland and Montana. “I’m really stoked about that. I’ll have some pretty rad housemates, and I’m excited to document it.”

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izzie + sky // issue 09  

feat. abigail halpin, andrew kearns, kimberly espinel, sam landreth, clover artisans, jan campbell, patti wagner, jera foster-fell, hanrie c...

izzie + sky // issue 09  

feat. abigail halpin, andrew kearns, kimberly espinel, sam landreth, clover artisans, jan campbell, patti wagner, jera foster-fell, hanrie c...

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