Interview: Photographer Jessica White
We bugged Jessica White of @photoswithjess to get into her world a little bit more, and she sure delivered! We always really enjoy getting to know our collaborators more and what they’re like beyond a screen and we’re so excited to share the words of Ms. Jessica White. She’s a strong and independent visionary and she’s definitely someone that inspired us on a deep level. We loved what she shared with us, and we know anyone can take something from the things she had to say.
What got you pick up a camera?
Originally capturing emotion, I had a hard life growing up and allot of my young adult life. I could escape my world and join someone else emotionally for a time being. I also believe its what keeps me here even now.
How would you describe your vision/style?
I would say fierce but mysterious with a dash of playful on occasion. I am a lover all things so my vision changes with emotion.
What do you have to say about adversity?
We are human, pleasing everyone isn’t an option. So focus on the good in everything, what my client needs from me and what good I can offer.
How did you decide what’s the right gear for you?
Trial and error. I have shot with Nikon and Canon nothing is off limits and I enjoy something about both brands and almost all my lens. However, my favorite is my D700 and 85mm.
How would you say your style and technique has evolved?
I would say by diving so deep into any information out there and being open to learning all styles it has really allowed me to find myself in a place I feel good about being. I hope I will always be getting better, I know I will always be in pursuit of that. Knowledge is power and educating your heart is important too.
What are your goals with photography?
To do my part, develop what God has given me so then he can do his part.
What is your all time favourite quote?
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
What does being a photographer mean to you?
I make people feel good, they make me feel alive and there’s proof of that forever. It means photography is a super power and I am possibly a superhero. Photography is an outlet, starts out like a blank canvas and we can fill it with anything, then anyone can look at it and perceive it how ever the mind desires. But the most powerful part is when a photograph is all you have left of someone, its meaning no longer has words, the value can’t be bought. How many things in our world can do that?