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Jerold Franco: Profile + Interview

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Jerold Franco: Interview

 

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

Telling a story through my photos. I believe almost every photo I take has a story behind it. It inspires most people looking at my work. I get amazing feedback from people who are a fan of my work. And that gives me the strength to keep doing what I do, that is to tell a story through my camera lens.

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

I’m a visionary and an artist in the photography world. I see photography as an art form and I have to have a vision before I start any photo shoot.

Why do you do what you do?

Because I have the passion for this art called photography. And I want to share my art to the people who follows and love my work.

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

Honestly, I didn’t even know how to work a camera 2 years ago. I got into photography when I bought my first camera for my trip to NYC. I taught myself how to work it. I wanted to take photos of the beautiful city. So I started taking random urban street photos of the city. I got so many amazing feedbacks after I posted them on Facebook. So I discovered that I might be actually be good at this. Then I shot my first pro model and got into editorial fashion photography which led to many greats things!

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

Believing in myself that I’m a good photographer and that my photos are as good as these amazing photographers we have in this city.

People I have worked with on my photo shoots from models and makeup artists who believed in my work. They helped me through my journey as a photographer. I couldn’t do this without my team!

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

Yes, Tina Picard and Billie Chiasson. Both amazing Canadian photographers! Their work is breath taking! Also international photographers like Emily Soto and Lara Jade. If I inspired anyone? I think one of my friends from culinary school who did me a favor being my behind the scene photographer on one of my shoots. He told me he wanted to try fashion photography sometimes.

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

Working with the wrong the person and letting someone dictate the shoot. Always surround yourself with positive people! Only do a shoot you are comfortable with and don’t let other people tell you how to shoot your vision. Do your own thing!

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

I have a couple of projects for the summer coming up, but can’t say just yet. I guess you guys have to follow my work and find out soon. lol

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

If you are passionate about something, could be anything from taking photos, painting, cooking, etc… don’t listen to people saying you can’t do it. I had former friends that told me that I couldn’t it. I used that motivation to prove them wrong and I achieved my goals in getting my work published in 3 different fashion magazines in less than a year.

 

Jerold Franco: Profile

 

Full name

Jerold Franco

Age

35

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Gjøvik, Norway

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

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

Both my parents are Filipino

First Language?

English and Norwegian.

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Artist/Photographer.

How long have you been doing it?

Only for a year.

Fav Sport to watch

NFL Football and NBA Basketball.

 

 

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