Today we’d like to introduce you to Jeff Poe.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’ve always had a passion for photography and have been documenting my travels with a camera in my hand since an early age. I’ve always enjoyed printing my images and hanging them on my walls to re-live the experience, and after friends encouraged me to make my pictures available to the public about 2 years ago, I began to sell prints. It slowly began to grow and in January 2017, I barely survived a horrible car crash and decided to put more energy and time into pursuit of my true passion – photography. It’s since grown into everything from fine art print sales to portraits, events, lifestyle, and real estate.
Please tell us about your art.
I’ve always been an avid traveler (20+ countries and 40+ states) so I began with travel and landscape photography. I’m inspired by the beauty and serenity of nature and going hiking and watching a beautiful sunset is how I reset. My goal is to bring that beauty to everyone who might not be as fortunate as me or able to see it in person themselves. I also enjoy astrophotography – there is something so peaceful about being in the middle of nowhere looking up at starry sky and counting shooting stars. I’m also inspired by a photographer in Montreal – Eric Pare who created a subculture of light painting where I create surreal night portraits by using all different sorts of light painting techniques. I hope people enjoy the beauty of my photos and it inspires them to be active, go explore, and be adventurous in this vast planet full of so much beauty and wonder.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
I think art and especially photography have become a much-needed escape for people to stop, breathe, and enjoy the beauty of what is in front of them. Instagram has helped people discover beautiful places they may not have known existed before and inspired them to visit those places. I know that for me, I am constantly adding amazing places to my list and with our natural resources being threatened it inspires me to go and capture that beauty before it is gone or destroyed.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My artwork can be found online at www.jeffpoephoto.com and in numerous locations around Manhattan Beach. I recently did a “Lifeguard Towers of the South bay” series that is displayed in a local surf shop, Nikau Kai and I currently have 3 upcoming shows (“The Art of Pairings” – 4/12 in Redondo Beach, “Symbiosis” – 4/18 in Hermosa Beach, and “Artrageous” – 5/5-5/6 in Manhattan Beach. I also have a pending show 4/28 in DTLA. Anyone can also set an appointment with me to see custom printing options of any of my images.
- Website: Www.jeffpoephoto.com
- Phone: 310-256-1358
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @jeffpoephoto
- Facebook: Jeff Poe Photography
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