Sunday, January 11, 2009

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER

Allow me to introduce you to a photographer who presents her photos not only to hang and display, but also to wear. As are the other photographers that I have interviewed, this one is also a member of P.O.E. - Photographers of Etsy. Come and meet



Here is our interview with Jessica -

Briefly describe what you make?

I take photographs, both digital and film, and then sell prints of my favorites in my shop. I have also expanded into some accessories, such as greeting cards, necklaces and key chains, all made from my photos.

What mediums do you enjoy working in most?

Digital photography is great for instant gratification and learning and improving on the spot since I can immediately check my photos and make adjustments. But I love 35mm film, especially black and white, and would like to devote more time and effort to taking more film photos in the future. Outside of my etsy shop, I'm a novice crafter and enjoying knitting, embroidery, and making things with felt.

How long have you been creating craft?

I've been into arts and crafts as long as I can remember, always making home-made gifts or ornaments for my family. But I didn't really get started with photography until 2 years ago. It had always been a passing interest for me, but it wasn't until I bought my first SLR camera in 2007 that I really fell in love with it.

How did you get started?

After experimenting with taking photos, I took the plunge and purchased a digital SLR camera. Shooting digitally sped up the process of how quickly I could review and edit my photos, and that made the possibility of opening an Etsy shop a lot more realistic. Though I have been a buyer for a long time, I only started selling my photographs on Etsy in July of 2008.

Where does the name of your shop come from?

My day job is a film and television editor. "Flash frame" is a film term for a single frame that shows up for a fraction of a second. I liked that the term was connected to my film-making background, but also sounded like a photography term since both flashes and frames are relevant to still photography as well. It seemed like a good name to bridge those two interests of mine.

What would you most want people to know about your work?

Every photo in my shop is something that I would hang in my home, and I'm truly flattered and humbled when others feel the same way.

What words of advice do you have for other artists?

My advice would be to make time for art. I think a lot of times when life is hectic, creating art can become less of a priority. But making something with your hands or capturing something beautiful can be its own reward by making you slow down and appreciate what's happening around you. That alone is worth making time for. Of course, I'm guilty of forgetting this too, and need to get better about taking my own advice.


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Wonderful! You have got to see the photography for your self. Come right now to Jessica's shop!

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Would you like to see yourself on this page. You can be interviewed too! Just contact me through my shop at Etsy - Past Perfect.

6 comments:

jessica said...

Thanks so much for featuring me!

--flashframe

Angie said...

Nice interview!

TheEye said...

Groovy ... "make time for art"... good advice..

debbiekl said...

Very nice! I have some flashframe items - they are awesome! There's something about that robot that gets to the geek in me...

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Jessica - great interview, nice to learn even more about a POE member!
Peace, Judi

Matt Allen Photography said...

Love your shots Jessica, especially "Gilbert Hotel"