How can you push the boundaries of creativity past their limits? Why does collaboration beat competition? What is the future of Photography? Troy Christopher Plota is a leader in photography and his company Plotaverse is using technology to reinvent community, collaboration, and the future of creativity.
In today's episode Troy shares on:
Creating a Tech Startup
Managers, Artists, and Pirates
Creating with your passion
Working with Celebrities
What comes after you reach your dreams and ideas?
Digital versus Film photography and the future of photography
Building community in a digital world
Sacrificing for your dreams and ideas
An new generation of thinking
Learning through collaboration
Monetizing creativity and your passions
Being patient in chasing dreams
Plotaverse founder, Troy Christopher Plota, has been an award winning Professional Photographer for over 30 years. His work has appeared in top magazines including Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone, and many more. His Advertising work has also appeared on dozens of billboards in New York's Times Square, as well as on the Vegas strip.
Troy’s entrepreneurship roots deeply in his childhood. His father immigrated to the U.S. from Europe. As a first generation American, Troy carries the name, Plota, with pride. His grandparents had fearlessly risked their lives to create new opportunities for him and his family. Entrepreneurship runs in Troy’s blood. At the age of 13, Troy picked up his first camera and started shooting. Finally, at the age of 21, he opened the doors to his own studio. Being a Tech entrepreneur turned out to be much different in nature than running a Photography Studio. Plunging into the App business, Troy quickly realized that his 30 year experience as a professional Photographer gave him a vital edge over his competition, excelling him to the forefront of Technology. Troy's latest creation is the Digital Sharing platform, "Plotaverse", which also features his award winning Photo Animation App, "Plotagraph." It became the only App featured in the Apple Store for the release of the iPhone X. In 2013 Troy gave a Ted Talk titled "The Future of Photography.” Troy is on a mission to share his knowledge with the Industry and push boundaries with his unique, first to market software creation. He believes that Plotaverse not only brings something new to the trade, but it gives Artists a raised caliber of tools to which only professionals had access to. The range of Plotaverse’s dynamic apps enables artists to express their creativity with never seen before techniques, and helps monetize their passions for Motion Art and Photography.
Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.
An Intro to Troy: 1:19 minutes
Going Deeper into the Topics: 21:09 minutes
Rapid Rire Questions: 45:24 minutes