Ep 183 – The Founder of Litmus Collective On Pausing For Perspective

Ep 183 - The Founder of Litmus Collective On Pausing For Perspective

How did your childhood define you, peers? For today’s guest it was a battle with meningitis as a one-year-old that impacted the way he moved through the world. 

Although his sight and hearing was impacted, the Founder of Litmus Collective and National Geographic Photographer, Matthew Cicanese didn’t let it slow him down. 

In this episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, Matthew shares how he persisted in the face of rejection, why having so many interests is a double edged sword and how he lived with his disability from a young age.

Matthew Cicanese:

As humans, we tend to put ourselves into boxes. This is because from school age, society tells you what you should do with your life and to simply follow what you’re good at. But what if you’re passionate about a number of things? Are you restricting yourself by only living in one box?

In this episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify we sit down with National Geographic Explorer and Documentary Photographer, Matthew Cicanese. After falling in love with both the arts and science, Matthew discovered he could make both a business and life combining the two. 

In this inspiring episode, Matthew shares how he finds balance, what he did to turn a creative passion into a modern business, and why failure is still data. 

Street Cred:

Matthew Cicanese is a National Geographic Explorer and Documentary Photographer as well as the Founder of Litmus Collective, a directory database and community for professional creatives to share their brand updates, connect with industry curators, and learn new skills.  

The entrepreneur examines the intersection of art, science, and the visceral connections that humans have with the natural world. Matthew is also an associate fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers, works with brands such as Canon USA and is a Forbes 30 Under 30 listee.

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