Posts made in May, 2011


I met Jason through my husband Andy, about a year ago. Somehow they met through their mutual like of a band (Coalesce), spawned on by what I like to call “t-shirt attraction”. Basically you see someone’s t-shirt and you feel compelled to compliment or comment on it. I can’t recall who approached first, between those two. I’m sure they have their own versions.Anyway, back to how I know him…we kept running into Jason at various Tin Roof events or running around town and learned that he was a freelance photographer AND graphic designer. By then my competitive curiosity was piqued, and eventually friendship was formed. He is a contributing photographer to the Charleston Scene and some of his works, like “{DE}construct“, have been displayed at local galleries, such as ImagingArts. He graciously agreed to be my guest/interview for this month. Below are the same d.a.m.n. questions I ask each d.a.m.n. interviewee, as well as some of his work. Enjoy! What is your creative background [education/self-taught]? i started in the photography field when i was about 15, taking pictures of everything/anything and was also on the yearbook staff in high school. i went to college to study photography/photojournalism and learned the techniques of developing my film and prints in the darkroom. a few years ago, i went back to school and studied digital photography and graphic design and received an associates in commercial graphic design. Does where you live inspire you? If so, how? honestly, not really. but, i do get inspired when i travel. When did you notice that you had an inkling of creative leanings?probably since i was about 4 or 5. my mom taught me how to draw and i’ve been hooked on art ever since, using all different types of medium. growing up, i always wanted to be a cinemaphotographer, but just stuck with photography and emulate the way my favorite movies were shot. director gus van sant’s “drugstore cowboy” and “my own private idaho” had a huge impact on me, as well as david lynch’s “the elephant man” and “eraserhead”. as for graphic design, i grew up on cd packaging art as a teenager. when i would get a new cd, i would digest it from beginning to end: the typography, the photographers, who did the layout, the designers, what kind of paper was used, etc. i was always curious who the band would pick to design everything for each album. How do you stay inspired/creative? when i think of an idea, i jot it down in my notebook and always come back to it later on. if there is a concert coming to town,...

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