Monday, November 4, 2013

Project Trinity - Photographer #2

Lee Folkard Photography's Project Trinity will comprise of 3 photographers. (One of whom will be myself - Lee Folkard)

Choosing two other photographers was no easy decision. But when you see the work on offer by these - you will understand that they each carry their own story and journey and I am really happy and excited to see how things pan out. 

First up we have Jerome Stoffels. In his words: 

Hi, I’m Jerome Stoffels and I like making images.  
My passions are photography, art, travelling and cattle farming.  
I was born in Durban, grew up in the Eastern Cape and lived in the UK.
My identity is made up of these places.
I was raised around photography, most weekends my Mom would dress us up for her photo sessions and every family event was photo time, my Dad made portraits for teachers, doctors and nurses.  
Even though photography has always been around me, I only really started making images while I lived in London. Like any tourist I exploded and documented Europe with snap shots, eventually getting friends to sit in on sessions and capturing our social world.
I've been trying to create an overall image of the stories, beauty, energy and emotions of the all subjects I have captured. I’m not sure how to describe my style of photography yet but it’s always drifted between the four that most interest me documentary, street, candid and fashion (It is characterized by snapshots with strange colors, vignettes blurs and other imperfections).
Inspiration comes from everything around me colors, thoughts, emotions, dreams and travelling. I want people to relate to my work.
For me photography now is about the stories; the lives I get to inhabit, attempt to capture, and then share. A relationship
Thank you.

Jerome's Facebook Page:

A Quick Q&A:

1. A song that sums up your mood at the moment is... 
New Look - Nap On the Bow
2. Your favourite subject to photography is... 
This changes from time to time; at the moment I'ts strangers in my street series.
3. Which one person would you most like to photograph to add to your portfolio? 
Kate Moss its an obsession
4. Best advice you ever received regarding photography?
Go with your instinct and keep practicing. Do what you love. My Mom I also found this quote from Andy Warhol who is an inspiration... its a process but I'm working on this “Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” I'ts pretty cool right!
5. Favourite movie? 
This is so hard... why only one?? The Godfather(all 3), Fight Club, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Whats Eating Gilbert Grape looks like I'm carrying on here...
6. What can people expect from you in Project Trinity? 
Firstly I'll like to thank Lee Folkard for approaching me to work with him. As we all know his images are brilliant with a high standard. I look forward to collaborating with Lee and the other mystery photographer...
We can share ideas learn off each other. I think we all have 3 different styles of photography, I'm looking forward to showing my side "raw-candid-hard-edged" documentary look to fashion photography. I look forward to Project Trinity!
7. Is there any website or app you regularly find yourself going to for inspiration?
Hunger Magazine/ Dazed & confused/ Erik Kim's photography blog and my favorite that I always refer too are known as the "The Terrible Three" David Bailey, Brian Duffy and Terence Donovan. Describing them "They can take a society portrait and later that afternoon one of a gangster and later that night a fashion magazine cover and run out the next morning and shoot a crime scene.”

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