More than being an incredible photographer, which he is, Jeremy’s also found a way to use his talent to love people, do something meaningful, and improve the world around him – and inspire others to do the same.
I drink one cup a morning to wake me up.
“If I lost every image I’ve ever created, I’d be fine with it. It would just give me an excuse to start over and re-invent myself. Sounds fun actually.”
I’m a night-owl by default, but I’m not allowed to act that way because I have kids. So I stick to a pretty traditional schedule. I go to bed by midnight and I’m usually up at 7am with my kids.
Social media and email. They’re both necessary evils. I love and hate them both. But I hate email more than I love it. It’s an eternal game of Whack-A-Mole. You can’t win.
When I took out a 10K loan to buy all my initial gear. I’m all about being debt-free now so it probably wasn’t the best decision. But hey, I got all my gear and launched a career.¬†
I think the biggest risks, though, are the two or three times I left something very comfortable for a big dream. Like when I left an ad agency to start my own design company. And then when I left my design company to become a photographer. Both were huge but important risks.
I don’t get much feedback on my work, but I’m always getting feedback on my ideas from my wife, business manager and close friends. They’re all brutally honest with me and they tell me when the ideas suck. It’s good for me. I need it. I’m usually just asking them questions like "Is this a good idea?? and is it worth pursuing?" That kind of stuff.
Evernote. (Best app in the world)
My iPhone of course. (It has a decent camera.)
A DSLR would be good.
Then a couple of throwing stars. You know, just in case.
EVERY way. Can that be my answer? I’m still pretty new to this game (6 years). People talk to me like I’m some established pro but I still see myself as a developing beginner. I’ve seriously got a very long way to go.
I’ve had moments of hitting my creative stride. Like this:¬†https://vimeo.com/22716246
But most of the time, I don’t like my work. It’s a healthy dislike, though. I always know how much improvement I have to make. If I lost every image I’ve ever created, I’d be fine with it. It would just give me an excuse to start over and re-invent myself. Sounds fun actually. But in the bigger picture, I’m happy with what I’m creating and having a lot of fun exploring new technology and mixing it with old techniques. When I get to do that, I’m really in my element.