An interview with mentor: Rosanna Peng


Ja Tecson
Aug 08, 2019


"I got better by being my own worst critic. I taught myself how to shoot and edit videos, so there was a lot to learn in the beginning."

What is an important piece of advice that you would share with a creative that has a fear of failure mindset & wants to break out of it?

There is nothing to be afraid of. From the outside, you can assume that the artist you look up to has got it all figured out, but this is hardly the case. Everyone is on their own creative and personal journey constantly. Tap in and embrace the stage you are at - even if you're only starting out. Use each piece of work you create as an opportunity to grow and challenge yourself on the next piece.

"I used to be a different person. I was extremely shy and couldn't look people in the eye without blushing."

What do you love most about photography/videography? What do you want to pass on from your personal experiences that would help others?

I love how all-encompassing photography / videography can be. It has become a vehicle for how I observe my interests whether through a documentary approach or something more abstract.

I used to be a different person. I was extremely shy and couldn't look people in the eye without blushing. I forced myself into uncomfortable situations both professionally and personally. This scared me! But things got less scarier the more I did them over and over again. If a job opportunity arises, make sure you're also thinking about how much it will benefit you on a personal level.

"Use each piece of work you create as an opportunity to grow and challenge yourself on the next piece."

Check out more of Rosanna's work at www.rosannapeng.com

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