- Work hard at your art.
- Don't try to be more than who you are.
- Be nice to everyone you meet.
In New York, everyone talks about the hustle, but it really it comes down to those three simple rules. But simple doesn't mean its easy.
When Sarah and I sat down and heard Kitty Cash's story, it seems as though serendipity follows her around. How she became a DJ, the connections she's made in the industry and beyond, it all just seems effortless; like it fell in her lap. What she really did was hustle, she just makes it look easy. So a chance meeting that leads to an opportunity isn't just because she's lucky, but because she was ready for it, in her own way. Even during our shoot, Cash knew exactly what she was doing but was relaxed about it the whole time.
It's learning lessons like this firsthand that I love doing By Way of Brooklyn. We're working on a print issue of BWOB which Kitty Cash will be featured in, but until then here are some of my favorite images.