There are the talented that inspire their local community and there are others that go beyond talent, challenging the norms and creating cult, style and trend. Chicago is home to budding talent that sprouts into third culture, global talent and change makers. People like Grant Legan are just made for success- a people’s person, grateful, accepting and curious. He dares to take that extra step though travel, photographic experimentation and going against the book, making him a master of his own style. When I first met him, I knew that his life and career would not settle for Chicago, but go beyond North America. Here’s his story:
A quick bio: Born & raised in Illinois (Winfield & Geneva), with a big family that he refers to as ‘My everything’, Grant has started exploring through the lens by wandering and adventuring through abandoned and derelict buildings . He’s grown up loving to draw, sing, and play dress up with his siblings. An entertainer by trait, he grew up never wanting others to feel left out or bored and filled his time however way he could. Grant has attempted many avenues of creativity landing him with a degree in Graphic design from St. Ambrose in Iowa. Interests range from- scream singing in the car alone, travel and the stars.
Who is Grant?
Hello world! I’m obsessed with travel. Always looking for something new to experience. Love the flow and energy of meeting new people. Always excited for what’s next.
List a few cities you’ve traveled to
Chicago feels small most days, but seeing the skyline causes me to remember how big it is, and how big the world is as well.
Who’s your style icon
Speaking of strength, what’s made you stronger?
Honestly, probably traveling. I know I keep talking about it, but seeing new places and meeting new people has taught me so much. It has made me a better person. I like that quote from the film into the wild – “the core of mans’ spirit comes from new experiences”.