by Lauren Setum
Say ‘cheese’! I’m not sure how many professional photographers really use that phrase, but it seemed like an appropriate way to begin a post that features a New York-based photographer who was raised in Wisconsin. While being a fellow cheese head didn’t hurt, the real reason I decided to introduce you to Jayme today is because I admire her creative eye. Her work has a certain confidence to it; I love that she tackles both digital and analogue film photography with apparent ease and grace. The end result is a product that is not just technically beautiful, but has a raw artistic value to it as well. Check out what she has to say in this fill-in-the-blank interview!
I grew up in Wisconsin and then moved to Minneapolis for college. The thing I miss most about the Midwest is the frozen custard and being close to old friends.
I made the move to NYC because of an internship with 100Cameras (my favorite charity of all time). The city never sleeps. Really. For instance, there is a weekly speak easy in an old Mob hideout filled with swing music and dancing.
If you visit NYC, you absolutely must go to The Back Room on a Monday.
I am inspired by the people you see on the subway.
I’m currently working on building out my freelance video + photography business!
Good photography can alter perspectives & empower.
When choosing a photographer, meet them in person first. Gauge how you feel with them. You should feel encouraged to be yourself when you are around them.
Someday I will photograph a life changing moment.
When I’m not behind the camera, you can find me drinking iced coffee at a coffee shop.
I really admire my family, we stick together even if there are a few miles between us.
I’m currently obsessed with Kinfolk Magazine and how they capture the intricate detail of the world.
If I had to live on a deserted island for a year (that luckily had shelter, food and water), I would bring these three things: my journal, my Holga camera, and my brothers.
When it comes to photography and other creative fields, I believe that it can be used to showcase the good in the world, and little by little that will change it for the better.