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Life & Work with Jamie Rosenberg

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jamie Rosenberg.

Hi Jamie, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
My story begins with curiosity and a desire to capture moments. My aunt was a huge influence in my decision to become a photographer. Sadly she is not with us anymore, but every shot, adventure, and connection I make with photography isn’t possible if she hadn’t inspired me to go for it. I find myself questioning my career thus far a lot, but during this time of pandemic and covid-19 I’ve been able to reflect on a lot of good. I started taking photos after I graduated from Santa Monica High School. I was never much into it before that, but something changed for me and I started to trust and allow my perspective to grow. I spent much of the summer post high school shooting almost everyday. I moved to Santa Barbara to attend SBCC and started to study photography there were a year and a half later, I would find myself driving from SB back to LA every weekend to attend and shoot the Mixmag Lab La DJ livestream shows. Through my opportunities with Mixmag in Los Angeles, I would begin my journey as a music/event/festival photographer. Over the last six years, I have found myself photographing events from the west coast of California to as far as the southern coast of Croatia. I would average covering between 12 to almost 20 festivals a year when I first started. Due to covid my world as well as the world of many others came to a screeching stop. Where I am today with my photography is confident and happy. There are ups and downs but I am content and have spent the last year re falling in love with the art of capturing and furthering my knowledge to be more well-rounded as a creator.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
This road I’m on has been smooth at times and not so smooth as well. The hardest struggle I’ve dealt with is understanding self-worth. With this subject of self-worth, I have dealt with anxiety and other mental health issues but I’ve had an incredible support system to help me through the low moments. I myself try to be as supportive as possible to my peers because I know striving for what you are passionate about is not easy.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m a photographer but what does that even mean? You can find me shooting any event, concert, warehouse party on a given week/weekend. I’ve spent the last year refocusing my energy and skill in photographing editorial and portraits. I am known for shooting nightlife. My happy place is any dancefloor, sometimes with a camera sometimes without. I am proud of myself for being able to adapt to situations when it comes to photography. In life, we are either here to sprint to the finish line or pace ourselves. I find myself in the marathon category. I don’t know what really sets me apart but I have learned that there’s always a lesson at the end of the day. If you’re not learning, then what really is the point? A few highlights have been photographing at the Hollywood Bowl, having photos published in print and online, backpacking through Europe while finding myself documenting festivals in many different countries.

So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
People can easily reach out to me via my Instagram or email me @Jar.Photo Jarphoto.media@gmail.com.

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