JOON CHO

Storyteller

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"Thinking is the enemy of creativity"
 

Art is an expression of an individual’s thoughts, and art is thus a part every individual; it’s simply a matter of finding a voice to express those thoughts. Expression, then, is individuality, and voice is art, with every individual having a unique story to tell with their own voice. Consequently, my dream is simple: listen and grow; cultivate my own art by listening to others’ voices because if you’re not really listening, you’re not really growing.

Joon's 5 Essentials

 1.  Canon Eos 1 DC -  My interest in photography and film  began in a multimedia art class I took my junior year of  hight school. Shortly after that I stumbled upon Studio Elevn searching for a unique place to shoot a music video. I began interning, and now have been apart of Studio Elevn and Ori Media going on two years. Photography Is apart of my everyday, and I find it to be one of my strongest creative outlets.  2.  Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body -  I developed a definitive love for writing music at a young age. Not only was I surrounded by musicians, but was enabled through long drawn out road trips of on the spot improve, and a unceasing amount of pure unadulterated laughter. I began teaching myself guitar, and officially writing songs of loves once lost at age 12. It’s been a big part of my life ever since.  3.  My Leather Journa  l -  I've never thought of myself as a great writer, possibly due to my slew of english teachers that disliked my rumbustious attitude. Despite that i've always found release in journaling, jotting down lyrics, and recapping the craze of life.  4.  South African Art Piece -  Okay I cheated cause this item is important to me for numerous reasons. I grew up with parents that always encouraged art and creativity. My dad is an avid art collector as well as an architect and engineer. I obtained this painting while in Malawi building a school and an earth ship library. I was fortunate to be able to join and film the humanitarian trip for Make A World Of Difference, and have sense had a big place in my heart for the African people.  5.  Bolo Tie -  Well of course a bolo tie made it into my essentials, who docent love feeling spiffy? Clothing has always been a way for me to express myself, and bring out my corky self. I'm all about a nice button up, fresh kicks, messy hair, and a rad ass bolo to top it off!

1. Pencil - Storytelling has always been a major part of my life; there are no boundaries to storytelling. Stories are infinite in a world where nothing is ever truly limitless, allowing free expression and one’s voice to be heard. Thus, I was driven to the art of storytelling at a young age by an unlikely friend: a small, number two pencil. With that pencil, I could tell any story, and if I could tell any story, I could do anything; to me, the pencil was limitless, and thus, the pencil was, and is, my muse.

2. Watch - As the platitude goes, we can never earn back time. While it is a relative concept, time is the fume everything runs on, which makes it even more crucial that we use it wisely. To me, a watch is not a reminder of the time of day; we have phones for that. Rather, a watch is a symbol of regret, remorse, and longing in my everyday life, reminding me that every second wasted is another second we can never earn back.

3. Blender BottleFitness has always been an important part of my life. As a child, I played soccer; as a tween, I played basketball; in high school, I trained in mixed martial arts; in short, fitness has always been a large part of my life, seemingly dictating most of habits. This bottle, then, symbolizes my ideology. In carrying around a water bottle wherever I go, I am reminded that my body is my being, and that in order to take care of my being, I need to take  care of my body. Thus, I am a firm believer that, with a healthy lifestyle, one can accomplish more, and a blender bottle signifies exactly that.

4. GuitarArt takes many forms. While writing and film are the two most influential, music has always subtly stalked me throughout my life. That peaked when I learned to play the guitar. With my guitar, I was able to freely express myself in a new medium, diversifying my own way of life. With my guitar, I was able to convey my own thoughts freely and express myself in ways I hadn’t imagined before, broadening my own imagination.

5. Phone - Like a typical millennial, my phone never leaves me; it’s always attached to my body in some form. This nifty little thing helps me do everything: social media, take notes, communicate, etc.. So, quite simply, and again in typical millennial fashion, I don’t know what I’d do without it.

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