Swabreen Bakr authors both iPhotoPhilly and Urbsvox; sites dedicated to featuring Philadelphia creatives and the vibe of the city. We share a common interest and appreciation for the creative people of Philadelphia, as she also regularly interviews and photographs Philadelphia creatives on Urbsvox. One thing I really noticed about Swabreen, having met her for the first time at this interview, was her cool confidence. She was very collected and put together, but still knew how to laugh.
What Swabreen loves about Philly is that it teaches you to hussel and to network. She calls it a "smaller town in a big city" but you need to have the confidence to get out there, meet people, and put your work on the line. You have to trust in yourself; it gets easier over time. When you work in a creative field you have to be the biggest promoter of your own work. Your work needs to be recognizable and have a cohesive message.
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