Awesome Washingtonian of the Day Sept 20, 2010
September 20, 2010 16 Comments
Name: Dominique Fierro
Live in: Bethesda, MD
Originally from: Born in D.C. – I am a Haitian American
Profession: Photographer/Stylist/Interior Designer… A.K.A your ” Creative Guru”
What your love about DC the most: The culture. It is a melting pot of every nationality, religious backgrounds and wacky characters all in one 🙂 This city is always throwing you a curve ball. The beauty of D.C. is that there is never an excuse for anyone to be bored, in the same day you can drive 30 minutes and go pick apples and play with some goats at a farm or go hang out at a trendy roof top pool while listening to Damien Marley. This past weekend I watched my husband play soccer on the National Mall and we ended up watching some impromptu swing dancing in Dupont Circle. There is no other place like it, how many people get to say that they went rowing in the Potomac river and then spotted the president on the same day! What’s not to like ?
Your favorite Music video: “On To The Next One” Jay-Z | Swizz Beatz
About me: Hmmmmmm… Where should I start. I did not have your usual upbringing I was practically raised to be the son my parents never had… Since the age of six years old I was painting my fathers rental properties in Baltimore. At the time he was just starting out with his business he did not have the financial means to hire anyone to help him – So in stepped my older sister and I. Mind you, I had to stand on a stool to reach everything and we were the young ages of 6 and 9. I was most definitely not raised with a silver spoon in my mouth. But from doing hard work at such a young age I can fix most things a man can’t and can always walk into a room and recognize the potential it could have, once I get my interior design fingers on it… I can make ANYTHING Beautiful!
When I was younger my grandmother used to baby sit my sister and I – She was an amazing seamstress and fashionista who quickly instilled her love of fashion on me. I was an avid reader of all of her fashion magazines, VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar and many more. I could never get enough. I was designing my dresses from when I was little girl. I even designed my own wedding dress !
In addition to my appreciation for fashion I always loved to capture real life moments – That’s when I realized that MY camera would never leave my side. It is my true passion and my first love besides my amazing husband. It allows me to show the world through my eyes. And along with things I love, Fashion, Interior Design, Humanitarian work. I feel I have a moral obligation to not only myself to lead a good life but to help others as well. I donate a portion of the fine art sales from my photography to several organizations including but not limited to: Save Darfur & Enough Project, which fight to end crimes against humanity and fight to end genocide and the Henri Riquet Perpingnand Foundation which goes toward helping displaced youth from the recent hurricane in my parents beloved country of Haiti. I also enjoy empowering men & women through photography with my photo session “Photo Therapy” so that everyone has a chance in their life to model =) Just to show that everyone can do a little something to make a difference in a life. My art work was featured in the MTV “Real World” home in yours Truly D.C.
I could go on and on….. but I think you have a good idea of who I am and what I’m about.
I think every person in this world has a duty before they leave this world, to make it even better than when they first entered it. And that is my personal mission in life.
Those of you who know me, please, leave your comment here for others to see and make their judgment on their rating.
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