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Jeff Fernandez: Profile + Interview

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Jeff Fernandez: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

success, happiness, motivation

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.” - Augusten Burroughs

Why do you do what you do?

I love being able to capture the beauty of this world through my perspective and help others see it, especially when they didn’t see it before.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I have always been a big fan of the arts. I would draw cars or Dragonball Z characters, but anything outside of that was just stick figures. It wasn’t until “Myspace days” were cool and everyone was trying to make their page all fancy with photos. I would look up car photos or girl photos and I got intrigued by the people capturing these beautiful photos. I grabbed the family Kodak point and shoot camera and messed with that. I then became more passionate about my hobby and my parents got me a little Nikon starter kit. My passion later turned with an obsession to become better.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

The toughest thing was for me reaching out for help. I don’t know if it was a pride thing or if I was afraid of rejection, but when other people asked me for help I realize that we are all growing in the same field and it’s okay to ask others for help.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

My inspiration doesn’t come from a specific photographer, but from any successful person. I believe that if you wake up happy doing what you do and able to live financially stable then I think that’s being successful. I enjoy going on Forbes and reading articles of many different people and their success, that’s where I get my inspiration. A few people have mentioned it to me that I’ve inspired them, and that’s one of my goals. I want people to follow their dreams and of course be happy.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

One mistake I made was being content or lacked the motivation to evolve my style. I learned from it by watching other photographers progress much further when they experimented from outside their comfort zone so I learned from that.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

One day I hope to publish a book of my own. Not sure what it will be about, but it will definitely be seeing plenty of people’s coffee tables.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

If you work as hard as you can, be a good person, be real with yourself, you will be happy and successful.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

I just want to thank Amir for my first photographer interview !

Jeff Fernandez: Profile

Full name

Jeff Fernandez



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Anaheim, CA

Where you live now? (city, country)

Fullerton, CA

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Cebu, Philippines

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Office Manager for a dealership / Photographer

How long have you been doing it?

3 years / 4 years

Fav Song

Too many favorite songs        

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Usher, Mariah Carey, Lil Wayne, Air Supply

Fav Movie

Troy, Fast and Furious, Spirited Away,  PS I Love You, Transporter

Fav Actor/Actress

Gerald Butler, Brad Pitt, Jason Statham

Fav Clothing brand

Supreme, Nike, Express, ZARA

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

I don’t specifically have a favorite of either. I try to stay inspired by looking at the best of everyone. They can be a writer, painter, teacher, magician, or chef. Each of them have one thing in common-passion. I love seeing someone that’s passionate at what they do and always trying to better themselves. I am also always trying to better myself, not just as a photographer, but as a person.

Fav Sport to watch

Any automotive sport, basketball, wrestling, and boxing        

Fav Sport to play

Basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and boxing

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