Max Salk who initially is from Illinois, is a practicing landscape photographer and a New York City investment analyst, He majored in finance and history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his college years he developed an interest in the financial markets which he pursued by shaping his knowledge in researching and investing in stocks in his spare time during his undergraduate years.
His love for photography was sparked while he was pursuing studies overseas in the Netherlands. While walking around the harbor in Rotterdam one foggy morning he took some shots with his camera. One of those became the first to feature on his photography website.
After graduating Max joined the staff of PPM America, an investment management company in Chicago. There he enjoyed doing research in the financial and capital markets and making investment recommendations for clients as his chosen career path.
Max Salk has since relocated to New York City to work with Blackstone. There he serves as Vice President and U.S. credit research analyst. He still finds the time to continue with his love of photography and to be inspired by the landscape of places he goes to. He shares his photography on his website, maxsalkphotography.com and his Instagram account.
Along with his role at Blackstone and his fascination with photography, Max Salk still finds the time to be an ardent sports fan and music lover. His passion for his music is shared on SoundCloud.com/maxsalk.
Max says he has a genuine interest in the things he does and enjoys them greatly. He thinks that the interest and enjoyment are important in any career for anyone to be motivated and to put in the extra effort to achieve success. He feels interest and enjoyment take the work out of work. He advises that we need to look inward to discover our passion. The world, he says, is full of opportunities with no single path to achievement and the fulfillment of our dreams. We need to find something we are passionate about and be persistent in working towards our goal, he says.