Jordan Mayer


Jordan Mayer
United States
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Jordan, please tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
Intermediate-Advanced level photographer, mid-level equipment. Work rate TBD 

Jordan. Tell us ABOUT yourself. 
Three years DSLR experience. Three months with the film. $300 in shoot commission over two months. Shot for, a local boutique I love. Scottsdale CC Film Photography student. 

Our readers would love to get to know you more Jordan. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I grew up with two divorced parents. One an engineer, the other an English teacher. Right brain and left brain perspective help me to keep my scope in focus on things that matter. I love taking poetic and cinematic elements, as well as structure and architecture to use as inspiration. I am unique because a specific blend of abstract and structure are represented in my work and personality. 

Jordan, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

I acquired my first DSLR a few years back, and never really put it down. I would love to work for a magazine or own a conglomerate featuring ready-to-wear fashion, photography, artwork, writing, and other neat little tidbits. 

Who is your inspiration in life Jordan? How do you keep inspired?

Van Gogh, Picasso, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Basquiat, Haring, Raf Simons, Bryant Giles, Frank Ocean, Acne Studios, Platon, and most of all, Yves Saint Laurent. Life is full of small, little wonders. Find those, and inspiration is not far out of reach. 

We all make mistakes Jordan; 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.
In one of my first paid shoots, the client made money an issue, but I was too naive to address it. Also, I let their ideas impede my style. 

Jordan , 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?

I try to satisfy their needs as a group, then spend one on one time with each, and take portraits of them separately.

Please tell us Jordan, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

This last month has been air-tight for me. When I can find the time to shoot, I hash out ideas and concepts beforehand, and ALWAYS have fresh film and charged batteries. 

Jordan, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
At one of my last jobs, we had an amazing space for the dining room. I collaborated with the manager and rearranged some small elements to highlight the restaurant's best features.

Jordan, 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 to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment is the first reaction from my friend Mads after a shoot. I remember her smile lighting up like a skyline, and felt we were on the same wavelength.

Jordan, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I was just outside of Vail, Colorado this month. During that time, I spent a collective 5 hours sitting in the middle of a stream, on a boulder. Searching for inspiration and perfect lighting was very difficult, but eventually, my mind opened up, and I got the shots I set out for.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

There are 7 billion people living on Earth. There is only one you. Be yourself!

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes! Magazines, studio work, portraits, anything fashion related

Now for the best part Jordan! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
My portraits are by Alexa Tarriba. @alexatarr

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