This week we have interviewed group member/artist Jerame
1. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your equipment?
I started out with Pentax equipment while I was shooting film and I LOVED Pentax! I didn’t want to make the jump to digital for various reasons, but as I saw the way the wind was blowing, I decided I was fighting a losing battle. I was shooting weddings in film and I got tired of seeing all the guests with their digital cameras! So in December of 2005 I bit the bullet and decided to go digital.
Even though I never had a complaint about Pentax, I had an awe of Nikon and so I went for it all: from film to digital and from Pentax to Nikon. I was a reborn man. I started with the D70 and then bought a D80 which is fine, but eventually I’ll go for a larger Nikon. All these toys cost money and this economy isn’t rushing me to the store yet.
But I’m a diehard Nikon man and proud of it.
I also just bit the bullet and acquired Photoshop. I have currently joined the ranks of millions who hate it, curse it and spit at it. Thank goodness I haven’t needed it before now. But it’s kind of cool.
2. What first inspired your interest in art? What continues to inspire you?
A number of things inspired my interest in art, one of them being my father who was a draftsman, photographer and artist. He suffered a major stroke and his capabilities have decreased but he still has his drive to create and design with brilliant artistic flair. The other thing that inspires my interest in art is a beautiful woman. Fortunately, I’ve been surrounded by them.
3. What type of art do you enjoy the most and why?
Probably my most favorite type of art is dancing. I love the movement to music in all forms. It’s emotional, happy, sensual, angry, playful and full of energy. Those are my personal qualities and even though I can’t dance well, I fully relate and fantasize about being a great dancer. But I love the other arts too.
Photography wise, my love is with people, portraits, and models for the same reasons- to capture emotion, love, and beauty.
4. Where is the most spectacular place you’ve ever been?
I have no interest in leaving the country unless a nice job was there. I’ve travelled a lot and seen many spectacular places, but I’m a New Yorker deep down inside. I lived there briefly and to me there is NO PLACE like New York City.
5. What are your dreams, goals and aspirations as an artist?
I’ve created a masterpiece so I can die happy. But photographers are always looking for that next great shot and that’s definitely true in my case.
6. What has been your greatest accomplishment as an artist up to the present date?
I’ve had numerous personal triumphs that I reflect on occasionally but one great feeling I’ve had the privilege to enjoy is this: more than once a talented artist that I admire has told me that I’ve been an inspiration to them. To me that’s deep.
7. Do you have an inspirational message you would like to share with other artists?
Nope. Just a request- Continue to bring your beauty and individuality to the fore. I enjoy admiring everyone’s art so thank you for sharing yourself.