Today we’d like to introduce you to Benjamin Disinger.
Hi Benjamin, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2013 and promptly moved out to Los Angeles that summer. I worked in Hollywood as a short-form director, editor, and colorist until 2018 when my wife (then girlfriend) Jane and I moved up to Portland, OR. While in Portland, I worked as a content creator and marketing manager for True Terpenes, a booming terpene manufacturer in the burgeoning cannabis market, while also continuing to freelance in film and photo production. In January of 2020 Jane and I moved to Raleigh, NC to be closer to family. We founded Goodlook, a full-service real estate media company, to serve the Raleigh-Durham Triangle and surrounding areas.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I grew up as an Army BRAT and am no stranger to moving and starting over. I went to college to earn an engineering degree but failed out during my second year. Instead of giving up, I discovered that I had a gift for finding creative solutions and that film/photo came naturally to me. I would never have known that about myself if I had not failed in the first place. I’ve come to believe that “failure” is not a dirty word. It seems to me that life is a series of opportunities. Closing one door only means that you’re on to the next.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Currently, I own and operate Goodlook – a full-service real-estate media company based out of Raleigh, NC. We offer exceptional photography and service to our clients that value a superior product. As a photographer for hire, I know that my work reflects upon my clients. As such – we specialize in high-end content for a market that typically values speed over quality.
Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
The hardest part is just taking the first step. Don’t be afraid to say hello to somebody whose work you admire. When you reach out, know what you want to get out of the conversation. Working professionals have limited free time and they can’t help you if you don’t know what you want. So don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call – but be sure to have a plan in place in case you get “yes” for an answer.
Benjamin Disinger Outlive Creative (for the personal photo)