“When I see an instant that I find peculiar or I find that someone looks very beautiful and isn´t aware of it, that is usually when I snap a photo, as I want that certain moment to last forever.”
Jennifer Medina is a 21-year-old photographer and musician from Venezuela. A few years ago she moved to Florida and now she is based in Los Angeles. Here we give you the opportunity to know some of her work, mostly based on portraits, full of distinct and beautiful people in bright surroundings which results in a magical visual impact.
How did photography enter your life?
My brother used to travel to many countries when I was little, and would return home with wonderful photographs from all of his adventures. I found it amazing that he could share everything he had experienced through photos, which inspired me to start taking them.
Your work is primarily about people. Portraits that carry spontaneity, naturalness and complicity. What do you idealize and what fascinates you to catch something with your camera? What inspires you?
When I see an instant that I find peculiar or I find that someone looks very beautiful and isn´t aware of it, that is usually when I snap a photo, as I want that certain moment to last forever. My surroundings and the way I feel at a particular time of taking a photograph is a big part of what inspires me. A lot of my ideas come there and then.
Your series of photos “This magic moment” makes me go back to my childhood… The shiny fairy tale atmosphere of stickers, purpurins, witches and princesses of the pink world of unicorns. What did you idealize for your future a few years ago?
I suppose I envisioned moving to New York, and generally being in a different position from the one I am currently in, but I couldn’t be happier with the change of events and my circumstances.
I know that music is also part of your life. Tell us a little bit of your other artistic side.
I have been in a few musical projects playing the guitar and singing, Currently I am in a band named Sæs and starting another one here in LA.
I’m working towards going to Tokyo in the beginning of next year and photograph as much as I can there.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
It’s uncertain. As if I went back five years ago I definitely wouldn’t have seen myself where I am so I try not to predict anything, everything is always changing so quickly. I am just trying to realize all of the goals I set myself and see what happens afterwards.
At the moment I am creating a music video for Sæs and working on a few personal projects for 2014 which I am excited about.
INTERVIEW FROM : http://www.c-heads.com/2013/12/27/a-talk-with-jennifer-medina/