QTPOC PRIDE 2020: The Artist

by | Jul 1, 2020 | 0 comments

Hi, Hello, Hola!! Dupreé Armon is the name. I’m originally from Milwaukee where I was raised in a single-parent home in the inner city and the fourth of six children. Of course, going through the tough motions while living in a single-parent home as a young gay black boy was extremely difficult, but those struggles did not steer me from finding my life’s purpose, which is the expression of the arts.

It all started with my love for fashion. At the beginning of my high school experience in late 2008, I made it my mission to explore greater depths of the fashion industry. I wanted to create a distinct look so when people saw me, they knew who I was. Combining different styles in multiple ways became super-fun for me and allowed me to create innovative looks. From this, I began to notice others grasp inspiration from me, which I absolutely adored!

While on my fashion journey in high school, I was then introduced to graphic design, which I fell in love with. Graphics has been an outlet that allows me to explore what I was physically creating through my fashions, then led me to implement those skills to the digital art world. Still to this day, I believe graphic design led to my newfound passion for photography, but besides that, unbeknownst to me, photography has been an interest of mine since I was a young’n.

I was always the sibling that didn’t miss a candid moment to capture whether it was with a point-and-shoot camera or someone’s cell phone. I began my professional photography journey in early 2016, right before dropping out of college to pursue my love for entrepreneurship. It is the greatest feeling experiencing genuine responses and reactions from the individuals I work with. Actively being the person that puts a smile on whoever’s face literally brightens my day! My overall mission is to instill confidence with a sense of value into every person that passes through my lens.

Nonetheless, art has always been a part of my life’s story. Being a well-rounded artist reinsures that I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to create and share with the world.

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