Hi I’m Jack , I am a 17-year-old student currently studying photography, wanting to develop my work further.
How did you get into your field?
When I was younger I always enjoyed taking pictures, and it has recently started to develop into something more. My course has opened me up to new ideas, artists and techniques, and I am constantly learning. It has turned my interest into a passion.
Define how you see the word “creative”?
I see creativity as something entirely individual and original. Something that includes individual flair and influence.
Who inspires you and why?
So many artists have influenced me I wont be able to name them all. To name a few I like Slinkachu, Susan Derges, Ansel Adams, Natasha Nanou, Christopher Griffith, Harold Edgerton and many more. The technicality and concept behind their works is what inspires me the most. I also take a lot of my inspiration from surroundings and people I meet.
What is your favourite piece of work you’ve seen recently?
One of the most inspiring pieces of work I have come across was a picture taken by a photojournalist during a riot in Vancouver. The way he captured the moment has such a strong representation of the divide between love and hate, and the framing of the shot is almost perfect. It really made me think, and it is such a brilliant spur of the moment shot.
Photograph: Rich Lam/Getty Images
What challenges do you face on a daily/weekly basis?
I suppose one of my main challenges would be fitting my photography around my other subjects and work at college.
Do you ever have a creative block and if yes, how do you deal with it?
I find that the best way to deal with creative blocks is just simply look at other artist’s work, it will easily give you fresh new ideas and concepts.
What types of assignments / creative briefs do you get excited about or you are attracted to most?
As I am constantly learning and developing my work, I am interested in a wide range of creative briefs.
Would you advise people starting off in your field to continue in education and develop; or go out into the world and learn in the field?
Being in education myself I would greatly advise people to stay in education and even possibly take a degree in photography at university. But most importantly, get out there and just take pictures.
Are you able to travel around the area for freelance work, also what skills sets can you offer?
I am able to travel, but only around the area. I also have a very strong understanding of Adobe Photoshop and DSLR/SLR cameras.
If you would like to contact jack then you can do so thought his email address below. You can also check out some of his fantastic work through his portfolio site