Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Jennifer Jackson

At, we work with artists and photographers from across the United States and Canada. We're inspired everyday by the images that they send to us and by the stories they share.

In our "What, How & Why" interview series, we take a closer look at some of these fascinating people.

We've asked each participating artist or photographer three simple questions:

1. What do you do?
2. How do you do it?
3. Why do you use

Please read on to find out more about Jennifer Jackson.

Jennifer Jackson
Chicago, IL

What do you do?
During the day, I teach art at New Trier high school in Winnetka, Illinois. We still have wet darkroom, which is really fabulous. I also teach drawing and painting, but my heart is photography. I love, love teaching what I adore to the future generations.

On the weekends and evenings, I create fine art photography primarily with my plastic cameras and my twin lens reflex. My photography documents places I have travelled and the aesthetics of architectural facades or evolving landscapes. I am an exhibiting artist and iPrintfromHome always has my back when it comes to printing outside the darkroom. I also own my own photography business called,

jennography is...
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I photograph weddings, portraits and events with my Nikon D700. I rely on iPrintfromHome for my printing because of their quality and efficiency.

How do you do it?
(re. teaching) I breathe. My husband reminds me to do so all the time; he teaches at New Trier too, so he knows the drill. I organize. I love color coded lists and calendars. Most weeks I'm working seven days a week so things can get a bit crazy. Two words: google calendar!

>My art making and business philosophy is simple. Document truthfully. Adapt to situations, don't force them to adapt to you. I shoot film as much as possible because I believe in traditions; I also embrace innovations and have enjoyed the marriage between film and digital. For post-process I want my b&w photography to look eloquent (even if the subject matter isn't), I keep my edits simplistic. I want my color photography to be bold so I tend to cross-process my film (accentuates the color). I always follow my intuitions and trust that all the years in art school and teaching art will lead me on the right path.

Why do you use
I was first introduced to iPrintfromHome when I was in grad school. I needed digital slides for my day lab. I was making poloroid transfers and lifts and wanted to use some of my old negatives. I was blown away by the quality, price, and speed. I have been hooked ever since and spread the word about this amazing company whenever I get the chance. I have used iPrintfromHome for all of my printing. I trusted them to print my solo graduate exhibition, wedding photography, and portraits. I think I would cry buckets and buckets if they ever went please don't!! I have tried other companies and they pale in comparison. Thank you for all of the years of amazing prints--you make my art sing!

Contact Information:

Jennifer Jackson

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