ES: What have you learnt from past artists in your field?
J: Work at it everyday and believe in yourself. Everything is subject to opinion.
ES: What do you hope to achieve with your photography?
J: I aspire to document and capture the real life stories of people and events, past or present all over the world who inspire and affect positive change in how we see the world and our points of views. To just create awareness and challenge stereotypes of how we see others, to meet, learn from and work with other artists and to simply spread the joy and emotion a photo captures and brings to the hearts of many.
ES: What motivates you to keep going when things get difficult?
J: Prayer keeps me going. Family and music.
ES: If there's one boundary or misconception you could knock down about photography, what would it be?
J: It’s hard work!... Like any art form, it’s a gift that needs years of discipline. And even the cheapest of camera’s can capture something of greatness; it’s what you do with it that speaks more than words.