Could you introduce yourself to our readers? Where are you from, where do you live?
So I’m 18 years old, and my name is Jade. I’m a photography student and home right now for me is Montréal. I’ve moved so many times in my childhood that I like to say that I don’t really have a hometown. All the cities and the countries I’ve lived in are now a little part of me and I think that makes me a little unique for that too.
How did you get into photography? What inspired you to start learning photography?
I started photography about five years ago, when my parents got their first sailboat. I was mostly passionate about all the sunsets and the sunrises, from their beginning to their end and I was literally spending time alone in front of the boat taking millions of pictures until I got the exact good one. When it was time for me to make a choice for college, I was lost and undecided as always, but photography was the only real thing I was doing for myself and that I really liked, so I just made the choice to continue in that way (I don’t regret it at all).
What is the creative process behind your photographs?
I would say that my creative process is all about me being a dreamer/loving person. Right now, I’m all about details and creating some atmosphere and a state of mind through my photos.
As a photographer, what do you consider to be some of your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
Anybody who knows me well know that I’m the dreamiest person in the world. I like that everything looks like in a movie, so I think that it definitely helps me in all my creative projects. My weakness would probably be my lack of self-confidence; it is hard to believe in your own projects when you begin in an industry like photography, and sometimes you can get down because of that.
What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?
To let go of the negative people and to have more self-confidence. To just let these people lose their energy on their own.
Where in the world would be your dream destination to take pictures?
Wherever there is a beach and a sunset.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I like to go through old Vogue magazines and old movies, I like to search through the archives of my favorites photographers as well and then elaborate a concept based on a photo or an idea or some piece of clothing.
One book? One movie? One Song?
Book: Ways to live forever – Sally Nicholls
Movie: Ruby Sparks
Song: Beach Baby – Bon Iver
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why?
My best friend, because she’s the most precious thing I have in my life. Spotify (cause life is prettier with some music). And of course, my camera.