We had the good fortune of connecting with JJ Constantine and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi JJ, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I didn’t give it much thought, just did it. I always loved photography and it just “evolved”
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think my style as a fashion photographer is bold and “poppy”, influenced by artists like Lindsay Adler, Luigi and Lango, Mariano Vivanco and Nigel Barker. I can describe my photoshoots as “overthinked” but since one of the rules I live by is “if you fail to plan you can plan to fail”, in my mind one can never prepare too much. I also live by another famous saying: “Its 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration”; my success, if any, can be attributed to constant work and desire to improve, be it my skill or equipment, I always want to learn something new. If I did learn something from my experience so far is that although we should always strive for perfection we will never achieve it, at least not in our minds, but I guess creative individuals will always question themselves. As far as my photography style; it isn’t for everyone. I’m not as “groungy” as many younger artists. I strive for bold colors, explore light and motion. My style, as that of lets say Lindsay’s, can be seen as more commercial vs editorial fashion but that’s just me.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
oh, nice trip to the mountains, Vail/Golden area, then off to northern Rockies to Steam Boat, strawberry Park. If it was a winter we would for sure ho to Crested Bute and Telluride 🙂
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Multiple photographers I either assisted or learned from throughout the years (too many to list)