AMPS: How old were you when you realized that you had a talent for art?
ContentSharks: I’m left handed and I was told all my life that left handed people have a talent for art. I could never draw, but I am extremely creative in art. Now, when it comes down to digital, I’m fairly new to it and I’ve been doing it for about a year.
AMPS: Is this a hobby for you or is this how you make a living?
ContentSharks: It started out as a hobby but about eighteen years ago, I learned web designing. I’ve become really good at it, so a lot of my creative does come out in web designing and now into digital art. I am also a creative writer and a digital artist. Believe it or not, it’s quickly moving into a career.
AMPS: Why are you so passionate about this and how does it make you feel to help others? Especially, the youth?
ContentSharks: When I first started doing this, I couldn’t find my niche, but I kept getting these little nudges along the way. It was like this overwhelming feeling that came over me to reach out to the youth and to reach out to people who may have a troubled past. Over the last year, I felt like I was being directed by God and the satisfaction that I’m getting from it is worth more to me than anything. I have people that really count on me and I have people reaching out to me all the time telling me that I’m the reason that they kept going. People tell me that I got them up when they were in a really dark place and I believe that I’ve been directed by God to do this. I’ve always known that I have a purpose that was much bigger than I could ever understand. In my opinion, some people will go their whole lifetime without knowing their purpose. I feel like everything that’s been happening in my life has been leading up to this very moment. I feel like God has been preparing me to lead others. It makes me feel really good knowing that I’m helping someone else. It makes me feel like I’m doing something for society.
AMPS: What message do you want to send to people? Especially, the youth and what do you want them to get out of it?
ContentSharks: I want them to realize and know that this is not the end of the line. This is just the human experience and we all have our own purpose in life.
AMPS: What are your goals in life?
ContentSharks: My goals are to eventually be able to buy my own home that will be in my name. Furthermore, pay all of my debts off and continue to do what I’m doing, which is to inspire others and to keep spreading the word of God to anyone that needs a hand, because sometimes, people need a hand. I have another goal and that’s to travel the world doing photography and videoing. I also want to reach other cultures and interview them and ask about their spiritual beliefs. I want to dissect and respect and learn everything. That’s what I want to do in life.
AMPS: What would you like people to get out of your story?
ContentSharks: Blessing others with kind gestures with no intention other than being a kind person. To be blessed is to bless others with kind gestures with clear intentions.
AMPS: What would you tell someone who wants to do their own thing?
ContentSharks: To empower people, to inspire people, and to inform them that no one else’s opinion matters other than their own.
AMPS: How long have you been doing photography and videos, and why did you choose those two?
ContentSharks: For about ten years now. I think it was my love for capturing the moment. My dream is to one day travel the world and take photos and video.
AMPS: If you had to pick just one out of the two which one would you pick and why?
ContentSharks: I would pick video, because I’m an expert editor.