LA based photographer/editorial junkie.
How would you describe yourself?
I would describe myself as a free spirit with an admiration for all things weird and nice to look at. I write songs, have a band (OPEN AIR STEREO), photographer, and am lover of French bulldogs.
The best part of your job?
When it comes to art and takin' photos...The best part is taking something like a model (that's already beautiful) and portraying them in a new light that you'd never think to showcase. The freedom of photography and the freedom you have when it's the world around and your lense.
The biggest challenge you've ever had.
Biggest challenge I face is finding more time to travel around the world to photograph and find inspo.
The biggest adventure.
I spent last two years touring with my band around the U.S, which was amazing. I look forward to doin' something like that again but around the world for photography.
Do you have a main theme for your pics?
I wouldn't say I have a theme. It's almost like choosing a fav song...It varies from day to day. I try not to limit myself in any aspect of life.
What do you like the most about LA?
The weather and surprisingly the people.
Finish the sentence: LA is a place where...
...the freaks and geeks make weirdness look glamorous.
If you moved countries, where would you go?
Good question...I don't think I'd ever want to move anywhere else for good. I grew up in Laguna Beach, CA, and to this day I love it too damn much to ever move away too far from it. Although, I'd love to spend some time in the UK near y'all.
Describe your style in 3 words.
Hard to answer this without soundin' like an asshole so I'll leave this question with just that ha.
My inspiration come from anything from my surrounding, music, and always movies strong in photographic cinematography. I'm sure there's more but I know growing where I did has a lot to do with my style and how I look at a picture before it's taken.
Where would we meet you in 3 years?
On a Safari location shoot in West Africa // Shooting with an amazing dream team who gets me and inspires me to be better with each shoot. Was that first part too lame? Aha whatever! God Bless the Queen and this epic mag.
More CJ's works find HERE
"I don't think I'd ever want to move anywhere else for good. I grew up in Laguna Beach, CA, and to this day I love it too damn much to ever move away too far from it. Although I'd love to spend some time in the UK near y'all"
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