Gopi Vadsak (Aawaari)
[Image Courtesy – Gopi Vadsak (Instagram) ]
In this episode I’m talking to Gopi Vadsak popularly known on Instagram as Aawaari. She is a visual designer, stylist, photographer and a creative director. Her creative photos and videos go viral every now on then on the Interwebs. Her work has been recognised by the likes of Adobe. We touch base on a variety of things in this conversation like – Her story, her struggle with anxiety and her way out of it, her creative process. How creatives like her make money in this profession and on what scale they should charge. How to work with whatever tools you have in hand to make something awesome! All of this and much more.
So without further adieu, please enjoy this conversation with Gopi Vadsak.
Links and references from the episode –
Person’s mentioned in this episode –
Duke (Her Favorite
- Apurva – Her Pen Friend
Stuti Gupta – Founder of Amrutam Ayurveda brand – One of her Mentors for mental health
Amit Mondal (Founder of PulpKey) – One of her Mentors
Rahul Ghanekar (Soulful_Eye)
Apps She mentioned –
Books mentioned –
- “Everything Is F*cked : A Book About Hope” by Mark Manson
- “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson
Gully Boy by Zoya Akhtar
Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara by Zoya Akhtar
The Harry Potter Series
Lord of the rings series
Interesting references –
- Tapi River (The view from her parent’s house’ rooftop in Surat)
- Her first collaboration was through an agency – PulpKey
- The photo she refers to being her favourite photo from a brand shoot – check it out here.
- The photo she did for Amrutam Ayurveda brand.
- BrainKey Malt (A product she referred for reducing anxiety and mental immunity)
- A playlist she made and listens to while editing.
- One of her favourite songs – Strawberries & Cigarettes
Artists she mentioned for her favourites songs –
Iced Caffè Americano – one of her favourite Beverages
Scoptophobia – Fear of being seen or stared at.
Quotes mentioned –
- Time is the best medicine.
- If you won’t stand up for yourself who else will?
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