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VNDL:  Describe your work/process

JP:  My work is a collection of beauty pockets that make me wonder and ponder and conjure. The intention is to make a lasting image that honestly represents that moment in the most organic way possible. The process, technically is to not have a process but to just let things unfold.

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What have you been up too recently?

Lately i’ve been really taking time to shoot for myself and make work that means most to me. Life is pretty fast right now, especially after recently re locating to Los Angeles and quickly getting right into the hustle and bustle of things, finding that balance is really important  and helps me create those lasting images that I love to make and look back on. Currently I have a new book in the works, as well as some personal projects i’ve been shooting throughout the course of the last few months that i’m wrapping and about to release.

 

Favorite Camera

G2

 

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Favorite Quote

“Its not where you take things from its where you take them too”

 

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Advice to other creatives/aspiring artists

Be honest with yourself, don’t fight what you’re intuitive too, embrace it and you will make the work you want to make and it will bring you to the places you want to go

 

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Currently listening too/reading/watching

I go though phases with inspirational material, longs periods that lead one to the other. Lately Ive been interested old folk and blues. Lots of Jonny Cash, leadbelly, Cassino and Dan Auerbach.

 

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Probably on a motorcycle, doing a good amount of traveling with my friends and my hound dog, and transitioning into shooting full time.

 

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Who is or where does your inspiration come from? Any emerging artists to watch out for?

It just happens.

 

Here are cool dudes making awesome work right now

 

Jeff Luker

Ryan Kenny

Guillaume Kayacan

Mark Underwood

Grady Archbold

 

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Joe Perri is a photographer from Los Angeles, CA

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