Featured Memphians

 

Josh J.

Always an artist, Josh J. (aka “Savage Artist”) started out using his drawing and painting as a way of expressing himself. In a home with several sisters, his art became his way of helping him cope with the responsibilities of being the man of the house at an early age. He moved from […]

 

Desiree

Discover the Multi-Talented Desiree Wallace   What makes Memphis great are the people. It’s not the landscape or the architecture (although these help). It’s the people: the creative minds and souls who come to Memphis and leave a little bit of themselves in the city. Desiree […]

 

Lisa Mills

Discover Local Fashion Blogger Lisa Mills   Lisa Mills is not someone who likes to sit around and wait for life to come to her. She enjoys taking life by the horns and experiencing it to the fullest. It’s why she’s always traveling and exploring new destinations. When she’s […]

 

Carolyn Michael-Banks

We sat down with Carolyn Michael-Banks who owns A Tour of Possibilities here in Memphis. See how this Memphian is Bringing Here Soul to the city! We are Memphis: Let’s start off with your name. Carolyn Michael-Banks: My name is Carolyn Michael-Banks and I am the owner of a company called A Tour […]

 

Alexandra Nicole

We sat down with Memphian lifestyle blogger and entrepreneur Alexandra Nicole to find out how she’s bringing her soul to Memphis. Check it out below! We are Memphis: First off, what do you do and what industry are you in? Alexandra Nicole: So, I’m in the fashion industry. I am a […]

 

David Roseberry

David Roseberry is quickly making a name for himself in Memphis. As an up-and-coming photographer, he uses both color and contrast to create many of the beautiful images that showcase the city he loves. His outdoor photography brings out the beauty of the Memphis skyline and allows the bridges […]

 

Connor Ryan

Have you checked out Connor Ryan on YouTube yet? This Memphis-based part-time photographer takes creative photography to a whole new level. Not only does he share his photos with his fans on Instagram, but he also posts videos and vlogs on YouTube explaining his techniques so others can further […]

 

Cara Greenstein

Living in Memphis, you already know about the restaurant melting pot scene throughout the city. But chances are, it’s even more vibrant than you realize. Cara Greenstein is a world-class food blogger who writes about not only her own recipes and entertaining events, but about restaurants […]

 

Aleks Antonio

We are Memphis: What industry are you in? Aleks Antonio: I’m in the creative industry, photography specifically, industry. We are Memphis: Awesome. Aleks Antonio: Yeah. We are Memphis: And what would you say is your passion? Aleks Antonio: My passion is really to create and build the […]

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