While Now/It's hasn't made it through a full three hundred and sixty-five days of existing in any capacity, as is the tradition with online publications, I figured it would be nice to take a moment and reminisce upon the 24 interviews Now/It's has been fortunate enough to feature from early June to late December of 2017. The inaugural year of a existing as a publication is imperceptibly confusing, as one must figure out the overall voice, tone, etc. of the publication on the fly. Admittedly, that was definitely easier said than done, and acting as writer, interviewer, photographer, editor, and social media manager was more trying a feat than anticipated.
Nevertheless, all that business fell by the wayside once sitting face to face with any and all of the great people Now/It's featured in 2017. In trying to set the tone for the site, each interview is conducted at various locales, face to face with the interviewee (because phone interviews are terrible), while recording typically happens before the interviewee arrives to be interviewed. It's a dynamic that is meant to invite a casual, conversational atmosphere, allowing for stream of consciousness thought to flow as freely as one may please.
Luckily for Now/It's, everyone that was kind enough to take the time to meet with me for anywhere between thirty minutes to an hour of unadulterated conversation and wherever it may lead was more than capable of maintaining a conversation with the greatest of ease, in turn making my job all the more easy and enjoyable.
This has been the most rewarding endeavor in my past year, and am entirely grateful for the willingness of those who took me up on my rambling email queries for conversation and coffee.
There are 24 interview for the year 2017, some of which you may have read, and others you might not have. Here are some highlights from each individual interview:
Thank you to all those listed above, as well as those of you who take the time to read the interviews. Happy New Year, and here's to more interviews in 2018.