Sunday, June 25, 2017

Artist Interview with Jordan Voigt Photography

Artist Interview
with Jordan of

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a hobbyist photographer based out of South Georgia, USA. I am 26 years old married to my high school sweetheart. We have been together for 10 years and are expecting our 3rd child this Summer. I have had a camera in my hands as long as I can remember. My main focus is documentary photography and telling our story. 

What’s in your bag?

Currently in my bag I have my Canon 6D with my 35mm Sigma Art lens attached. I also own a Canon 50mm 1.4, but my 35 rarely comes off!

When did you fall in love with photography? How long have been a photographer?

I have been in love with photography since I was a child carrying around my disposable camera everywhere! I felt the need to document everything back then and that is still the case today. My husband purchased my first DSLR camera for me when we were expecting our first child, which was about 5 and a half years ago. Thats when I got serious about learning and pursuing my passion.

What sort of work do you specialize in?

I specialize in Documentary Photography. I love the raw, unposed moments!

Do you create personal work often?

Yes! I took a step back from taking on clients and other work. Now everything I produce is for my personal work.

What or who got you started in photography?

Looking through my childhood photos, I noticed that there are gaps missing. I always wondered what happened in between those gaps. I think that is what initially got me started, the want to have those memories preserved. My husband has always been my #1 supporter and pushed me to go for it!

Who are some of you favorite artists past or present?

Honestly there are too many to name! In todays age we are overloaded with images daily and unfortunately I do not always remember the name or where I saw the work.

How often do you get in front of the camera?

I try to get in front of the camera often, probably at least once a week. I do not want to be the ghost of our family photos. My daughter and I were looking through a vacation album one time and she asked me where I was, did I go on that trip? It broke my heart, I was the one taking the photos and not in them! I make it a point to take self portraits or pass the camera off pretty often now.

What are some of favorite photographer communities?

I am a member of several communities such as The Narrative Society, three.sixty.five., The Rising Tide Society, The Documentary Movement, etc. I am most active in the "In The Now" group. 

Print or Digital? Why?

Both! Both are important. I am an image hoarder, I have everything backed up on externals and try to print as much as I can.

Do create other types of art? What kind(s)?

I appreciate everything in the arts and would love to be able to create art in other forms someday, but at this point in my life I do not have the time. When my children are in school, I have plans of doing more!

How do you balance your personal/family and passion?

That's a tough one. I had to make the decision to take a step back from business and taking on clients to be able to better balance everything. It was too much on me and my family at that point in our lives. I am have a lot more freedom now and we are all thriving more!

From where do you draw your inspiration?

Inspiration can hit me out of no where. Many times it comes from light! I can see light a certain way and have to stop what I am doing and create!

If you could go back in time, what advice would give to your young photographer self, today?

I would say, don't rush it. It will come. Don't stress and worry so much. Enjoy the ride!

What tips would you give to Artsies reading this in an inspirational rut?

I would say keeping pushing through it. I think some of my greatest works come from break throughs in ruts. Something great will come out of it! It's okay to have ruts, the sneak up on me very often! It's how we grow! 

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