When you were a child, what did you want to become? Have your dreams shifted over time, or stayed the same? In this episode we hear the story of one woman who traveled around the world doing what she loved, until one day what she loved changed. For people who’ve ever felt stuck or unsure of where to go next, this episode explores how starting over can sometimes be just the thing we need.
Claire Salvo is a self-taught artist based in Los Angeles, California. After spending nine years living in New York City and working full time as DJ, Salvo moved to the West Coast in 2017 to pursue art. Her pieces represent the intersection of art, storytelling and social justice.
This episode includes:
From Paleontologist to Artist: Claire talks about how her dreams have shifted since childhood
Claire’s experience leaving her small town and going to NYU
Claire reflects on how she got her foot in the music industry (and the mash-ups she and a coworker created after hours at the office!)
Making music undercover as the “Jane Doze”
From producing music to gaining traction and fame
The grind of reaching out to blogs to post your music
Creating an music production LLC and growing as business partners and friends
Claire reflects on her first paid travel gig to DJ
Claire and Jen reflect on the popularity shift in world-famous DJ’s
Jen and Claire talk daybreak parties and why you should go to one!
Claire discusses her experience as a female DJ and the misogyny she often faced
The decline of DJ-ing: working odd jobs back at home to make ends meet
Claire talks about moving back to her hometown and being inspired to take photos of the refugees and start an art project with a mission
The joy and struggle of taking artistic photos with limited photography experience and equipment
Claire talks about her next project: the “Me, We”
Speed round: what Claire knows now that she wish she could tell her past self
CLAIRE’S WEBSITE: www.clairesalvo.com
CLAIRE’S ART: http://www.clairesalvo.com/store/