Get to know New York based photographer and filmmaker Ezekiel Jeremiah and take close look at these outstanding portraits
How did you start your career?
I got my start by shooting a show @chance theatre in Poughkeepsie, NY it was headlined by Famous DEX, Diego Money, and Warhol. so it was first gig ever. I even got to shoot local talent some of which I attended high school with. From there I was like yeah I gotta start taking this serious.
How did you first get interested in photography?
My interest came from my mother. My mother is also a photographer her self, she has documented most of my childhood, even til this day she is snapping away. I was very young when I started playing with her cameras, I always admired photography so I even took a course in HS and I got stuck on film photography for a bit before I just totally steered away from that.
What goes thru your mind when you are creating a photo?
I honestly have nothing on my mind when I shoot. I just SHOOT. I finally grew out of the habit of being quiet during photo shoots, I get so locked in just start rolling on the ground and moving around trying to find the best angles. I kind of tune out everything and study my subject, whether its a person or a still object (or moving).
Do you have any boundaries?
I HAVE NO BOUNDARIES. I do not like RULES. I have always been a rebel, and I like to break the rules. I do not like conformity, I guess you can say my photos represent who I AM as a person.
What are you currently working on?
Im currently working on an explicit project. I don’t want to give away too many details haha, but it is going to be a project that is a response to the resurgence of white supremacy. I will be displaying “Easter eggs” in this series, these Easter eggs will be objects that represent the traumas African-American’s have faced in America and also empowering the community in a radical way, just how the Black Panther’s approached the social issues of America. This will also be my first series of photos that won’t be random too and I am excited to work on it.
What are your goals?
My goal is to transition into cinematography! I have a deep love for cinematography and film. Some of my photos have some cinematic vibes but I truly want to dive deep into it. I want to be able to tell stories thru the lenses!
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