SEAN FARLEY (PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER)
1.) Tell us about yourself and your childhood?
I grew up in Boone, IA where I currently live. As a child, I was shy for the most part. I spent a lot of my childhood playing in a small forest by my home. The neighborhood children and I spent a lot of time riding bikes and building forts. High school was uneventful as I tried to keep out of trouble. I played basketball and tennis and after high school I attended DMACC. I transferred to Iowa State University where I got my bachelor’s degree in finance. After college, I worked for Best Buy, Wells Fargo, and Farley Wholesale Tire (owner/manager). The end of 2016 I sold my business to pursue photography and recently videography.
2.) Tell us about a challenging time in your life and what lessons you learned from it?
The year of 2017 when I decided to do photography & videography full time after selling my family automotive business. It has been some of the best times and worst times of my life which I wouldn’t trade for anything.
"I learned if you find something you love doing in life you should make time to pursue doing it."
3.) What motivates you to follow and pursue your passion?
Very few people in life get to do what they love for work every day. I found that and try to make the most of it. The satisfaction of creating and making others happy is what motivates me daily.
4.) What advice would you give to the new up and coming artist?
"To keep doing what you love. Do what makes you happy and don’t let others bring you down."
5.) Have you or how do you do you contribute to the community?
When time allows, I will occasionally volunteer for charities or non-profit organization events offering my photography services.
6.) Who do you look up to besides your parents?
I look up to those people who are driven and those people who are doing what they are passionate about on a daily basis.
7.) What are your goals for the next 5 years?
My goals are to travel around the world more on a daily basis while continuing to do photography & videography for my work. I'd really I would love to find a way to travel full time doing what I do now as my full-time job.
8.) What is your motto in life?
"Be true to yourself. Treat others as you would like to be treated."
9.) How long have you known Made4Mankind Clothing and how did you find out about them?
I've known Made4Mankind Clothing for about 2 years now and I found out about them through friends of owners and family.
10.) What do you know about Made4Mankind Clothing?
I know that Made4Mankind offer some of the best clothing you can buy and that they are very supportive of the local community.
11.) What is your favorite apparel from Made4Mankind Clothing and why?
I love all the clothing options they provide. They're very comfortable and stylish.
(Box Logo Pullover/Hoodie in Grey, Available in-store and online)