Ago 11, 2017

Speakers 2017: Jonas Peterson

This is Jason.

Over the last 8 years I’ve been incredibly lucky, I’ve shot weddings all over the world for people from all walks of life. The stories I’ve seen have brought me to tears, they’ve made me laugh out loud and they’ve made me believe that love truly is all we need.

“Stories come out from where we live and what we hear and see and feel, so I don’t know what will come next. It’s like fishing: You just wait… It’s like I always say, “The chef cooks the fish, the chef doesn’t make the fish.” Desire is the bait, the fish is caught, and then the chef cooks it. Ideas are like fish. They just come to you sometimes, and when you’re really lucky, you fall in love with them and know exactly what to do.”

– David Lynch
The key to creativity is…

Play.

Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your work?

Mostly outside photography, in music, fine art, writing, but I also get inspired by people and what they do, sometimes it’s not the actual work, but their passion for it.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given and what is the best advice you would give to someone just starting out?
When I was hired in advertising as a writer I was told I was hired for who I am and how I see the world, I was told not to ask others for help, my point of view was equally valid, they didn’t need another one of them, they hired me. I think that’s valid advice for anyone who wants to try to break into photography and especially if you want to make money from it. Do your thing and do it confidently.
Right now favorites
a song:

The Fiddlers by Tingseka.

a movie:

Manchester By The Sea

a book:

Born To Run by Bruce Springsteena.

a place:

Home

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