photos by: Kenneth Grzymala
- Name: Jason Shaltz and Carrie Shaltz, brother and sister
- Hometown: Flint, MI
- Current City:
Jason: Brooklyn, NY
- College (if applicable):
Carrie: University of Michigan, Masters of Architecture
Jason: Michigan State University, BFA Finance
- Current Employer/ Recent Clients: Ann Yee Collection, the stageFARM, Madison Square Garden, Bowery Presents, private collectors
- Whats your favorite project you’ve worked on and why?
Carrie: GLITTEROUS with Zach Hyman. It was an amazing adventure and lesson in presence and focus. and breaking the law.
Jason: Following Twiztid on their nationwide tour to document Juggalo culture. Music, specifically Psychopathic Records, has played an enormous roll in my life. It was a chance to shoot things my way and to do the culture justice through the lens of a camera.
- What are you doing when you’re not working?
Carrie: sleeping, spontaneous Zipcar shenanigans, fire escapes
Jason: Running, listening to music, watching movies (specifically zombie movies), but not all at once. Margarita’s are also a hobby of mine. I have been surveying this delicious elixir throughout the five boroughs for the last 4 years. I’d have to say Barrio Chino’s has it on lockdown.
- What keeps you motivated on a daily basis?
Carrie: My brother and partner Jason. Everything we do is either created from each other or for our creative passion.
Jason: The flexibility of being a business owner. I am motivated to never have to worry about “Vacation Days/Sick Days” ever again.
- What do you think is a main factor that got you where you are today?
Carrie: Realizing that “no” is never an acceptable answer. That, and the undying and unbiased support of my parents.
Jason: My parents have always been supportive of my decisions and instilled a “go out and get it” attitude in me since day 1. Never giving up and following my gut are the cliches I live by.
- What do you have coming up for the future?
Carrie: The next few months are packed with concerts and a new project involving fat.
Jason: THE JUGGALO will be shown at mishkanyc.com‘s flagship store in Williamsburg. Join us on November 5th for Faygo-mixed cocktails and a glimpse into the “Most Hated Fan-Base of All-Time.”
- What would you tell a friend visiting your city for the first time?
Carrie: Don’t wear your tennis shoes. Everyone will know you don’t live here.
Jason: Visit Brooklyn.
- Any words of wisdom?
Carrie: There are 2 kinds of people in this world: those who divide the world into 2 kinds of people, and those who don’t.
Jason: Someone a lot smarter that me once said: ”Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are always right.” I dig that quote.