Here is to take a closer look at the man Max Salk. He is a landscape photographer and investment analyst, among other things. Initially, he is from Illinois, but he is based in New York. His studies were at Urbana-Champaign at the University of Illinois, he majored in history and finance.
In the time of his college career, he discovered a markets interest and developed his knowledge and interests by researching and investing in stocks in his spare time. Max also discovered he had an interest in photography during his undergraduate where he studied in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands in his junior year.
One of the photos that he took back then would later become his first photo to be featured on his first photography website. After graduation, his first job was in a firm in Chicago for investment management called PPM America in Chicago.
At PPM America, he was researching financial markets and capital as well as giving investment recommendations as a profession. Max relocated to New York after working for three years at PPM and joined Blackstone, where he is currently working.
Together with his job as a credit research analyst in the US and a Vice President, he still pursues photography, documenting what talks to him in the scenery of the areas he visits and his travels. The highlights of his photos, he features them on his Instagram and website.
So just how did Max Salk do it? However, unsatisfying or satisfying his answer could be, it is one that we often hear when people tell their success stories: he did it somehow. In the latest interview, max ruminated on whether he did or did not doubt that photography might work for him in the beginning.
He pondered, “I presume its natural for anybody to doubt her or himself sometimes,” and I am not an exemption.” He continued to say, and I genuinely enjoy and interested in what I do. I believe this takes you far in any career.