23 year old Houston native, Chelsea Jackson, is no newbie to the photography scene. Since graduating from the University of Texas, Jackson has spent the last five years gaining experience in numerous areas of photography. You can currently see Chelsea shooting event photography, sports photography, portraits, and food/drink photography. Please enjoy this interview, as well as a digital gallery by the blossoming, Chelsea Jackson.

 

 

Q: What is your full name and where are you from?

A: My name is Chelsea Jackson and I was born and raised in Houston, TX

 

Q: How long have you been doing photography?

A: I have been shooting for 5 years

 

Q: What inspired you to want to do photography?

A: I have always liked pictures. A friend of mine, who I looked up to, was a known photographer on my college campus. I saw some of his work and decided that I wanted to get a camera of my own to shoot as a hobby.

 

Q: What is one of the best shoots you have ever done?

A: My best shoot has definitely been the first creative shoot I set out to do. It was called “Femme Fatale” and it featured a good friend of mine in lingerie, posing as a lethal, but very enticing woman. The girl I was in love with considered herself to be a femme fatale, so that’s what inspired the name. We did the shoot in my living room (where my roommate had a pole running from the ceiling to the floor) , and in my bathroom. It showed me how creative and remarkable my work could be.

 

Q: Who do you hope to shoot one day? What event do you plan to shoot one day?

A: I would love to shoot Kid Cudi, I love him.  I really love shooting live music events in general.

 

Q: What is some ultimate goals for yourself and your career?

A: I want to shake people up. Too many people are comfortable with so much going on in this world, and I would like to shed so much light on those subjects that it makes people uncomfortable too the point that they HAVE to do something about it.

 

Q: Who are your inspirations?

A: Chance The Rapper is my hero.

 

Q: Do you have a specific lens you use for your shoots?

A: My 35mm prime lens has been my go-to lens for the last 3 years, but I recently sold it. I’m in the process of picking up a fish eye lens that I think is going to be my new favorite.

 

Q: How would you define the style of your shoots?

A: I would describe the style of my shoots as Eye-catching.

 

Q: Are you currently working on any projects?

A: No, not currently.

 

Q: When you edit your photos, what style do you go for?

A:  I love bright, vivid colors that pop out at the viewer.

 

Q: When is comes to the confidence of the models, or the people you shoot for, how do you get them to do exactly what you want? What steps do you take to ensure the photoshoot turns out how you envisioned it?

A: Honestly, I’m a very awkward photographer. People always want me to direct them, but I am more a fan of very candid shoots. I want people to just do what they feel, or what comes naturally to them while I capture it in the most appealing way. I try to make sure that the model or the subject of my shoot and I are having fun with the shoot above all.

 

Q: What would you like the readers to know?

A: I love meeting, sharing, and working with new people, so I would love it if the readers connected with me on Instagram and Twitter: @TheReignySeason

 

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