An interview with LA's Hottest New Actor Keithen Polk
Oct 8, 2018 | By: Jenny Puranen Photography
I first met Keithen through an instagram post. We followed each others work and thought it would be awesome to do a shoot together. He had literally just moved to Los Angeles and I was looking to get my foot in the door. The first meeting did not happen due to a canceled flight on my end but the next time I had plans to fly out I made sure to schedule a shoot. I loved all of his diverse looks on his instagram profile check it out at the link below:
The more I got to know Keithen the more unique I found him to be. His kind heart and positive attitude was abundantly apparent right away. After meeting in person his Mega Watt smile and enthusiasm won me over in the first 5 seconds. I knew not only is this a man I am going to have a great shoot with but also become a lifelong friend. You can't help but root for success for Keithen. However he does pretty great on his own. Here is a little interview so you can see a glimpse into his world.
Keithen's first modeling opportunity was in the school magazine. He was hooked and his enthusiasm lead to developing goals to pursue modeling. This in turn landed him on a billboard representing his school. His Passion never ceased... fast forward a few years Keithen started doing runways, and taken on acting as another career opportunity. Within the past year Keithen has completed 2 commercials and 2 major movies! This is when he knew it was time to move to Los Angeles. Within 11 days of his move Keithen was signed to a print agency, booked a commercial, and is now casted for his first print gig in LA. we are talking all this in a couple months people.
I asked Keithen what he thought about living in Los Angeles. His response was "The thing about Los Angeles is that the weather makes this place awesome, there is a lifestyle here and you can always head down to the water and relax. I am still getting used to the vibe and the rotation of Los Angeles. I believe I can see myself living here for the rest of my life."
I asked Keithen about having a dream role out there. His response surprised and inspired me... "I don't really have a specific dream role but a goal is to do my best and be versatile. I love to use my platform to inspire others not just through success but through the journey of the ups and downs you experience and how you can overcome them as well."
When asking Keithen about any advice to someone thinking of going into this profession, without hesitation he responded "When we expect too much that it hinders our path, When we expect too little then we don't have a goal. If we allow and become open then that's where we will find our passion... think about it"
Feel free to enjoy the photos from Keithen and my Photo session held at FD photo studios downtown Los Angeles. Share this blog and follow his journey through his Instagram
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