Episode 29

Published on:

1st Apr 2024

Ep. 029 - Jessica Malone: You Are So Much More Than Your Identity

In this episode, Maine portrait photographer Matt Stagliano talks with Jessica Malone, a boudoir and fine art photographer in Ohio. Jessica has created a successful portrait business in a very small town and she helps empower her clients by exploring self-discovery, healing and creativity with them. In addition to her work, Jessica has also been creating a series of photographs based on the Tarot and inviting her clients to be the subjects of each "card."

Podcast Title: Generator

Guest: Jessica Malone - Portrait, Boudoir, and Fine Art Photographer

Episode Title: You Are So Much More Than Your Identity

Episode Number: 29

Publish Date: 1 April 2024

Episode Overview

In this episode titled "You Are So Much More Than Your Identity," Matt Stagliano converses with Jessica Malone, a portrait photographer from Ohio. They delve into their similar backgrounds and the unique aspects of operating luxury businesses in small towns. Their discussion spans Jessica's innovative tarot card project, exploring themes of identity and creativity. Jessica shares insights into the significance of genuine connections in her work, the challenges and joys of marketing in a small town, and the profound impact of personal projects like her tarot series on her professional journey and client experiences.

Key Topics and Talking Points

  • Small-town business challenges and collaboration.
  • Photography business challenges in small towns.
  • Creating a tarot deck with a unique blend of traditional and modern elements.
  • Creative blocks and marketing struggles in the photography industry.
  • Personality tests, creativity, and outsourcing.
  • Photography growth and ego checks.
  • Embracing multiple passions and overcoming self-imposed limits.
  • Personal branding, creativity, and finding balance.
  • Creativity, self-doubt, and alignment for working creatives.

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A podcast about creativity
Join host and Maine portrait photographer Matt Stagliano while he has long, casual conversations with his guests about creativity in art, business, and relationships. We believe that anything you create is worth talking about!
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Matt Stagliano

Matt Stagliano is an internationally awarded and accredited Master portrait photographer, videographer, speaker, mentor and owner of several businesses including Maine's premier portrait studio, Stonetree Creative.