GMercyU Grad Chases His Passion and Opens Photography Studio in Philly

June 15, 2021
Photo credit: TOM GRALISH / Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Photographer

In a recent article published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, GMercyU Communications graduate CJ Wolfe ‘19 shared his story of how he quit his finance job to pursue his passion: photography. 

“My manager told me that there’s no money in photography, but he didn’t know my vision,” said CJ in the Inquirer article. “He just didn’t get it.”

He called his dream an “immortal vision,” which became the inspiration for his business, Immortal Vision Studio, which CJ opened last December in Kensington.

One of his biggest supporters is NFL player Will Parks, whom CJ met at a football workout at Simon Gratz High School in 2018 that he offered to shoot for free to gain experience. The men “developed a quick rapport and their relationship deepened” after the event, and Parks hired CJ multiple times to shoot photos at his events.

“It’s rare that you run into a person who graduated from college, same skin color as me, with the mindset he has,” Parks said to the Inquirer. “[Wolfe’s mindset] is second to none. I think he’s me in his career.”

Read more about CJ’s story in the full Philadelphia Inquirer article here and check out his feature on 6ABC here.

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