I was thinking of what kind of introduction I could write for this week’s guest on my podcast, Valérie Jardin, but when I read her own words on her website, I thought that nothing I could write could match those, so here they are:
“Photography changed my life forever. The day I picked up a camera I became a storyteller. Photography is my passion, my obsession, my addiction. I live and breathe in pixels!
My passion for humankind drives me to shoot mostly street photography. I thrive on searching and waiting for just the right moment when a story unfolds in a single frame. I also look to shoot the extraordinary in the ordinary – it’s in the details. I’ve learned to see when I look, to find beauty everywhere. Although I love wandering the streets of large cities, the natural world around me always amazes me. I feel so privileged to see it all through my lens.
I am proud that my work has hung in galleries in the United States and in Europe, but I feel pure joy when teaching this beautiful craft! Teaching is my opportunity to share my passion and skills with others while leading photography workshops. I also give talks and presentations at photo conferences.
I also share my passion for photography by writing articles. I’m a writer for Australian-based dPS magazine and others which are linked in the publication page of this site.
I am the host of my very own street photography weekly podcastStreet Focus and I have to honor to be an official X Photographer for Fujifilm USA.
Gear? It’s just me, my creative vision and my Fuji X100T.
Born and raised in France, I currently live in Minnesota, USA.
Living the dream…”
Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/