Name : John Malik
Instagram : @johnxmalik
Introduce Yourself? : My name is Johnathan Malik Moore, but I like to go by the name of John Malik. Something I like to do is photography. Mostly film photography. Just the aesthetic of it is perfect for me. I got started with photography in my junior year of high school and it’s something that has been apart of my life ever since day one.
What are your inspirations & goals in life? : An few inspirations for me would be the artists Gunner Stahl, Ro.lexx, and AWGE. Sometimes I sit and look through their pages to gather up inspiration and watch/read interviews they are apart of. A goal of mine used to be, “To become the best photographer ever.” As I grew, I realized that is a childish goal. I’m working to be a well-known in the world of photography. I appreciate the people that really support me through all this. I was on a hiatus because I thought it wasn’t going to get me anywhere. I had my self doubts, but I worked through them.
What is your view on the people in our world today. Be honest!? : My view on the people on the world is something hard to answer. Everyone is somehow unique in their own way. Or what they see as “unique” in their point of view. The world is full of good and bad people. Just surround yourself with all the good people. Don’t ever do the good people any harm. Don’t even do the bad people any harm either. Distance yourself from the bad people. PERIOD.
Are you a positive or a negative person? : I consider myself to be a positive person. Even on my lowest of days, I try to keep a positive mindset. It’s what helps me grow as an individual. Especially in the negative world we live in. I try my hardest to focus on other people as well, such as my friends. Most of my friends are going through things, I try my best to be an ear for them. Even check up on them. If I lost a friend to depression, then I wasn’t that much of a friend to them. I’m trying my best to avoid that.
What would you change about yourself? : I wouldn’t change a single thing about me. I am who I am. And I will never be what somebody wants me to be. Always stay true to yourself.
How would you contribute to bringing our world closer together? : Bringing the world together is hard. There’s always different sides and different takes on certain topics. I wish we could all experience love for one another. These times are full of hatred and violence. I alone can’t contribute to bring the world closer. To bring the world closet, the WORLD has to move as a unit. We all share this planet. The world doesn’t revolve around one person.
Anything else you wanna say? : I always show love to my fellow artist. Shoutout Johaynan (@nanyahoj). He makes MUSIC. Don’t call his art BEATS. He’s not a producer. Respect the kid. Shoutout to Tamar a.k.a. WESLEY (@returnwesley)! He making a comeback too. He got his Vol. 2 tape on the way. So that’s what’s up. Can’t forget Sixty Fourh Visuals (@sixtyfourthvisuals). They make music videos and they’re the hardest working TEAM I know in my state. Shoutout to Mark, that man wants to model. I consider him a freethinker. He always sets his mind to something and does that shit. He moved to Florida so I hope he safe down there. I don’t wanna see him in a news article that start with “Florida Man”. Anyway, that is all I wanted to say. Thanks for the opportunity to let me do this interview. MUCH LOVE!