Tips & Advice for Creators
Music Producer, Director & Photographer Mike Squires shares his insights.
When it comes to creative fields, few individuals can claim to have as varied and successful a career as Mike Squires. As a music video director, music producer, and photographer, Squires has made a name for himself in multiple disciplines, demonstrating his versatility and adaptability.
To achieve greatness, one must be willing to adapt. Mike Squires especially believes this and shared his advice for artists.
“What I want to say to artists is, you’ve got to make sure you’re in a headspace where even if you think something might be the right play, that you’re willing to try other things and adapt. You need to adapt. The game is always changing”.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Squires developed an interest in video production and photography at a young age. In the years that followed, Squires expanded his creative reach by venturing into music production. He started working with local artists and quickly gained a reputation for his innovative approach and attention to detail. His production work led to collaborations with some of the biggest names in the music industry like Ekoh, Atlus, and Chris Webby. His albums 'The Sample Tape, Volume One' and 'Life is Good' have amassed millions of streams and attracted over 250,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.
Despite his success as a photographer and music producer, Squires continued to pursue his passion for directing music videos. He began directing music videos, which showcased his distinct visual style and storytelling abilities. His work earned critical acclaim and helped to establish him as a rising star in the film industry.
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Today, Squires is known for his ability to seamlessly blend his various creative pursuits. His music often feature his photography ande his video projects frequently incorporate his music production skills. This interdisciplinary approach has resulted in some of his most memorable and impactful work.
Mike Squires' career is a testament to the power of interdisciplinary creativity. By embracing multiple creative disciplines and finding new ways to blend them, he has established himself as a true force in the world of film, music, and photography. Whether he's directing a music video, producing an album, or capturing a photograph, Squires' work is always innovative, inspired, and impactful.
For anybody who feels lost in an ever-growing fast paced and competitive online environment, I’ll leave you with this quote from Mike Squires.
“Consistency is the most important thing. You just got to constantly throw those darts because every time you throw a dart, it’s another opportunity. It’s another door that could be open” - Mike Squires