We came across Jay on Instagram after he kindly liked a few of our photos.
As you do, we checked out his feed and was really taken by the uniqueness of his imagery.
Here at Knewyu we believe that ‘you can’t just look at the images/work, you’ve got to find out more about the person behind the lens (in this case) and find out what inspires them!’ haha.
So, we did just that!
Knewyu: How did you get into photography?
Jay: Filming/Taking pictures of my friends at the skatepark, Got a camera then one thing lead to another
K: How would you describe your photography?
J: Unique, I see the world from a different prespective than most I’m just trying to share that
K: Who are your favourite photographers and who/what inspires you?
J: Ahh so many so I’ll just name two Brxson & Caseymcperry are both amazing artists and you should definitely check their work out
K: What is a typical day like in the life of Jay?
J: Short, there’s not enough time in the day to capture it all
K: What camera and lens do use?
J: Canon t5 18/55mm kit lense & a 75/300mm as well as Gopro hero 4
K: What is @art.of.chi and how did you get involved?
J: A group of photographers/feature hub from Chicago, Just through instagram
K: If you had the opportunity to shoot a certain project, what would it be?
J: I’d like to shoot some musicians, but really I’m open to any new project
K: What tips can you give to an aspiring photographer?
J: SHOOT EVERYTHING, You won’t always get it right on the first shot but you can find beauty in the most obvious places
Thank you so much Jay for letting us know a bit more about you.
Follow Jay on Instagram: @ajayrot