I'm a content creator from Tampa, FL. I specialize in studying the environment and then capturing the story.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Casey. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I have a camera, and I think of everything in life as art. How people represent themselves daily, from the clothes the where to how they carry themselves. We are all artists in someway, so I try to live as if at any moment I could be framed.
Casey, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I've always loved capturing people natural reactions to events. Even as a youth I would stare endlessly at skateboard magazines and imagine the sequence of a trick. I would think about how the photographer decides on the shot or when he knew to apply pressure to the shutter. It wasn't until my junior year of college that I purchased my camera after years of using friends. I'm passionate about capture the excitement of a moment.
Who is your inspiration in life Casey? How do you keep inspired?
So many inspirations, from Toro Y Moi to Robert Gallardo and Wes Anderson. I think it's the colors that keep my interested; my boredom is what keeps me inspired.
We all make mistakes Casey; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
One time a shoot the model started questioning me about whether or not I had my camera set to the right iso, shutter speed, yadda yadda yah because she didn't like where the natural light was going in from. I assured her it was correct and continued shooting. I could sense her mood change. Although the photos came out great and she loved them. I could've eased her mind at the moment by showing her some of the clips. I was too in my feelings about her checking my work.
Casey, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Normally I prioritize by date. If I shoot a promo person A before person B, then I will naturally have person A results first. However, there have been times where person A requires a couple of days worth of editing while person B only need a couple of hours. In that case, I'll knock out person B's collection and completely focus on the bigger project.
Please tell us, Casey, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
I went on tour with four bands up the east coast of the United States in April of 2017. The tour lasted a week which required me taking a week from school and classes. The only problem was it was my last semester of school, and I would miss some of my finals. Naturally, I panicked for a while and then talked to my professors about sending work in from the road and rescheduling a time to take my exams. Some agreed some didn't, so mostly every night on tour I was up way later than the bands uploading photos for my editor and also writing a script for my film class. It was hell, but you have to pay to play.
Casey, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I like to listen to people out and then once they've said their peace I'll speak my mine. Often people are too quick to defend their point without understanding the other person's views.
Casey, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want with share to everyone. What is it and why?
I think one of the proudest moments happened recently at a festival. I was standing in the photographer's pit taking pics of Fat Joe, and I looked back at the fans lined against the fence. The look in their eyes watching him perform. Somehow I locked eyes with some near the front, and we nodded, and I turned back towards Fat Joe. All I could think about for the rest of the night was my first festival experience where I was that person pressed against the fence reaching out to touch Toro Y Moi. Looking at the photographer thinking, "I would love to do what she's doing one day". It was like all at once it clicked that I had successfully reached a goal long forgotten.
Casey, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
The time I started thinking of jpg as a medium. It rejuvenated some part of me that wanted to create something visual that looked hand made. I started making Collage prints from all the photos I had taken. I saved all my photos because I knew one day I would find a way to make them more permanent that a like on Instagram. So I started printing my college work.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
I'm not successful by any means, but I'd say just keep shooting.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes. I love creatives who have a distinct style. Urban influenced with hints of punk and pops of color.
Casey Jeanite @caseyjeanite