SPOTLIGHTED: Kyle Goldie
Most only dream to muster-up enough gumption to "break free," so to speak, and chase a dream. For this jetsetting photographer, it was a chance he was willing to take.
Luckily for us, it worked.
Stiffled by the lack of creative output available in the corporate world he found himself in after college, Kyle craved a challenge. Hobby turned passion, photography was not always the dream. His first yearnings for a creative outlet weren't through a lens, in fact, Goldie's sights were first set dreaming of work as a cartoonist.
Totally shifting gears, corporate law sparked an interest and Kyle stayed the business track. Graduating from Central Washington University with a business degree, Kyle followed in the "natural" sequence and accepted a position in the world of corporate management. We now know how that played out...
Now, three years (and one month) later, Kyle defines "passion turned pro." representing our West Coast well across the globe. Working with internationally known brands such as Adidas, Aveda, Pfizer, Warner Bros., Amazon, and Andicora Swimwear, the list goes on...and on, it is hard to imagine that his evolution into professional photography began so recently.
I had the pleasure of asking Kyle about his experiences.
Dreamer's - Take note:
As cliche' as this may sound - tell me a bit about what a "dream" shoot would be: "A "dream" shoot for me has no simple answer since I don't just have one dream. These projects can range from shooting a Chanel beauty campaign, an editorial celebrity spread for Vogue, a swimwear shoot in Bora Bora for Sports Illustrated, or shooting video for an assortment of high-end clientele. I am currently working towards achieving many dreams, not just a single one."
You are a fine example of taking charge, and discovering your passions. What do you attribute as your secret to succeeding in such short time, at such a relatively "young" age? "Thank you. I believe that I have been able to accomplish what I have in the past three years due to my level of determination, self-motivation, and perseverance. I have let a lot of my personal life fall by the way-side since I dove head first in this industry due to the amount of hours I work and the travel schedules I maintain, but I have done all of that in order to achieve success at a younger age. I always knew that I could do it by working hard each and every day. Some days are harder than others to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you are an artist in a small market, but when you achieve a major goal along that path, it feels incredibly rewarding."
What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future? "I am currently waiting on receiving a contract from a large TV production company, which should arrive on July 27th. I can't say the clients they are for or what I would be doing just yet, but the initial work trip will be taking me to Vancouver, then off to Montreal, Barcelona, Milan, London and Miami. Many projects I am working on lately are kept under wraps until they are completed. I wish I could tell you more. I am very excited for what is about to come."
Kyle is as cool as his photographs. No aire, no pretense. Open and willing.
Thank you again for talking with us, Kyle - We can't wait to see what's next.