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Jia has reviewd my shop and given it two BUBBLES UP!!! She has Spread the GOOD WORD!!!
click the link below to see my review!!! MUCH LOVE!
i love spreading the good word. like whipped cream cheese. and the dirty word too. all kinds of words....
as ya know, that is WHAT grassrootsartists is ALL about - YOU and THEM and ALL OF US!
Miss Kathryn Long of VA (the commonwealth of) is serving up JAVA by day to the sweet peeps of Waynesboro and is an Artist by any other means. With her adorable dog Harvey by her side, this lovely lady is one un-stoppable ROCKIN chick! Talented and hilarious, drop by her shop and take a loosky...whimsical, pretty, and fun.
I would like to introducce to the world, even if you already know him, Mr. Warhol Waltz himself - Jeremy H. Morris also hailing from Harrisonburg, VA.
For the purposes of this interview, i felt it approriate and comforting to myself to call him JerBear. You will have to ask him how he feels about that. I however am often thoughtless, so i just assumed it would be ok. JerBear.
Warhol's Waltz started with shoes. I love shoes, I think they give you an instant glimpse into who a person is, so I started revamping ones that I liked and that became Warhol's Waltz, with a bunch of other random crap. It was just a fun thing to do, and right now it is undergoing some changes, so stay tuned if you dare.
(I am TOTALLY STAYING TUNED, I DARE!)
Your photography is .... amazing. one could certainly argue that, but i can very well predict they would grossly LOSE that argument. how do you feel about that statement?
I feel that A) you are awesome. And B) I agree. I know that may seem arrogant, some may expect other artists to talk about their work and just say "thank you" after thank you, but I have learned there comes a point where your art and your passion HAS to be for YOU and no one else, so if you like, I'm thrilled, if not, then I'm even more thrilled, because that means that piece is for me, I love it, I am it, I made it, I don't expect you to as well.
no Jermey - that would be A) YOU'RE AWESOME....moving along -
Spill it, what kind of camera do you use, and so do you love it like a child or do you love it like a lover?
No! Not at all! People think that if they don't have a badass camera then their images will just be crap or they will feel stupid. You have to get over feeling stupid (and when there is a gorgeous model, styling her fashionista ways, in public and you are sitting there with your point and click you certainly do) and just do what you want. Tell the story in your mind, or capture the beauty of your eye, either way the image is yours and you should love it.
Jeremy, would you rather be in front of the lens or behind the lens? or both? why?
This is funny actually, I used to know someone who constantly tried to mentor and guide me, but our style was completely different, so he would critique me and critique me and I would just take it all in. He would always suggest that to make anyone comfortable in front of the camera, I needed to learn how to be in front of the camera, and I disagreed wholeheartedly, because I had already made so many people comfortable and gorgeous. So I prefer behind the camera, I don't like photographs of myself if they are not me being intentionally goofy.
Do you think that one's perception of something is altered when captured on film? does that make any sense to you? i would love for you pick that apart.
Oh most definitely. I think that if you took something like a gorgeous Valentino dress on the most amazing model in the world and she looked banging, but had 12 photographers, you are going to get 12 photos that will look different. But that is IF, and this is a big if, that is IF the person behind the camera has a voice in their work, if they have a vision, if they have a mission, then it will be distinctly theirs and will be altered to be that persons image and no one else could even hope to come close. But if not, then you get 12 crap images because no one has anything to say.
Do you have *muses* Jeremy?
What are your favorite colours?
In real life, I don't have any. I think that colors alone are boring, you have to take the colors of things collectively to appreciate anything. On film, I LOVE vivid colors, high contrast, dramatic, popping colors that grab your face and smack it around a little.
What are your favorite textures?
I'm not really sure, personally I don't care, I will wear anything I feel I'm styling in, but on film I love texture sometimes, it depends on the photo it depends on the setting, but you can never top an elegant silk dress.
What kind of music do you listen to, or does your music listen to....you?
Most days these are the people I end of listening to for some amount of time: Lady Gaga, The Libertines, The Postal Service, Janis Joplin, Tegan and Sara, Modest Mouse, Billie Holiday, The Andrews Sisters, The Ink Spots, The White Stripes, and a whoooooole lot of musicals. I am a musical freak because I thought I was going to do musical theater at one point, and I may still try it out somewhere, but I don't expect it to go anywhere.
Do you hear voices?
Yes, it just depends on whether I speak the language or not if I understand them.
Inspiration: where or whom or both does yours come from? what do you derive your fancy stuff from?
My inspiration is honestly so random that it could come from anything, it just depends on the image and shoot, but most of the time I derive the inspiration for the image from the clothes that the model is wearing, which I usually pick out as well, so its a lot of inspiration going around. Honestly the fancy stuff like most other stuff is derived from randomness. I hardly ever plan out ANYTHING. Everything is usually on site and random.
Do you like to photgraph all spectrums of life? normal to strange to out-right insane?
Is YOUR photography very technical? do you need the right light, the right person, the "just right" everything to do a shoot, or is all about just the opposite?
Not at all. I think that if you learn anything technically minded from the get go then you are just bound to have a boatload of boring pictures. I do nothing technically, I hardly ever use a tripod, I play with light till I get it right, I just go until it looks good to me then stop. Everything is impulsive, natural work, nothing is planned out so I can follow the rule of thirds or have the correct white balance. Some may say that is an excuse for me not knowing the technical side, and I would say to them "Nay, good sir, you are quite wrong." I know the technicals, they are necessary sometimes, but not most of the time for me.
Yes, Jer Bear, You have the ability to make me and it seems, most everyone, crave more of your pictography...take a second look, stare a little more, want the next shot, need to see more...are you adding addictive illegal substances combinded with highly unorthodox verbal and or auditory sublimal messages in your art, or, is it JUST THAT GOOD?
Do you have a posse?
If you consider my crazy, cool, and irreplaceable friends one then yes.
Can i be part of that posse one day?
Of course, I think you would fit quite nicely.
What do i have to do to be part of the posse? will i get injured? is it safe?
Well, we demand you do a Frank-n-Furter routine in Target or Walmart, one which consists of a one minute long impersonation, and if that hurts anyone it will be because they will never be happy again until they hunt you down and ask you to do it again. It tis the power of dear Frank-N-Furter. No joke we did this.
(INTERJECTION: Jermey, i challenge to a Frank-N-Furter dance off. Yeah, I'm THAT with it. Been time-warping for 20 years. Literally. I'm old, ok? Name the time and place, and i will be there in leather and lace, dear Jeremy)
Two dogs who are complete opposites but make the funniest couple of crack headed dogs.
(INTERJECTION: why are you giving your dogs crack? seems a little un-ethical to me...???)
10 years: where do you see yourself, what are you doing, and do you like it? real or imaginary, totally up to you.
Ten years I hope to be well out of Photography school in London and working somewhere, hopefully making good money as a fashion photographer, but that is all just hopes. Right now though I plan to continue with my art, finish my book, go to college at some point, and love life everyday I am living it.
Did this interview annoy you?
No. It was super fun.
Any last words?
Thank you for interviewing me! And my entire portfolio/website can be found here: www.wix.com/jhmorrisphotography/jhmorrisphotography
THANK YOU JEREMY!!! You are a lovely little dear, a man packed with vision and inspiration...you will go far in life, i know this, i feel this, and i was humbled and honoured that you did this interview with me, and let me use your photography to accomany it...i look foward to the dance-off, and my apologies for your losing the competition to me ahead of time. Break out the meds. It's gonna be a bone crusher. Jermey H. Morris, i applaude you,your zest for life, appreciation for beauty in so many different forms, your immeasurable talent, your humor, your fancy free~ness, and this is all truly, from my heart and soul...THANK YOU.
THE END. (for now)