Holy City Photography


I first met Jeanne at a party several years ago, but lost touch. I recently re-discovered and re-met her through mutual friends. When I first met her, I recall being fascinated that she was a photographer and taking classes at SCAD. I was immediately jealous of her skills. Since our recent connection (thanks Facebook & mutual friends!), I finally had the inkling to e-interview her. Below is our exchange. Do yourself a visual favor and check out her website (Holy City Photography) too! Is there a nickname you go by? I don’t really have a nickname that I go by….people have been known to call me different things over the years though….Jeannekins and Jeannis are all I can remember. What do you currently do for a living? If you could tweak it a little, what would you do? I currently work as a photographer. I shoot weddings, portraits, and events….and I love it! I love that I get to be creative with my photos (textures and color effects) and my clients seem to love it as well. I also teach photography and design at Trident Technical College. If I could tweak it a little, I would be a full-time effects makeup artist for films. I’ve done some makeup work for some films/theater and I would love to do more of it full-time. What is your creative background [education/self-taught]? I graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in art. I loved every minute of it. My concentration was in photography and sculpture. I am also a bit self taught in the area of digital photography because all we did in college was shoot with manual film cameras and print everything in the darkroom. Learning photography this way was a lot of fun. It’s a facet of photography that I would dare say is necessary to learn so that a person knows how easy things are today. I think it also makes you a better photographer knowing how to capture/expose an image properly without having the crutch of being able to look at it immediately. I also attended Savannah College of Art and Design to do some graduate work in graphic design. I love that city! Does where you live inspire you? If so, how? Yes, I live on a magnificent 52 acre farm and it’s beautiful. Everyday I step outside and see God’s creation all around me and I find myself inspired to create. I am inspired by wide open landscapes, I think because of the potential that is there for growth and what could be, yet they are usually empty or maybe they still hold some sort...

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