Jamie Anerobi

Jamie Anerobi

How did you get started in photography?

I originally started to take an interest in videography, which was pretty new to meat the time. After doing this for a while, I started to notice people on Instagram were taking great photos with just their iPhones. I said to myself at

that point, if we all have the same device, then I have the ability to take photos just as good as they can, if I practice. 

What role has your iPhone and Instagram played in it?

To be honest, having an iPhone played a vital role because with it I had a very decent camera on me at all times so i had no excuse to not capture

something and this really motivated me to keep taking pictures. Instagram played a huge role in many ways, but the two main ways I’d mention are the fact that Instagram provided me with a source of continuous inspiration, through those I followed, while it also gave me a place to share my work and see what the people think of it.

How has London influenced your perspective? 

I think the people of London have been such a larger influence than London itself. The London Instagram community really got me looking at different aspects of photography, different styles, and perspectives, which have really cause a growth in my work and the way I see and create. This is something I’m truly grateful for.  

Where are your favorite places to go in London? 

There are many great places in London, but a few places I love to go to are Shoreditch, Waterloo and, of course, the London Underground.   

What are you inspired by? 

Currently, I’m not necessarily inspired by a particular type of work. What inspires me is the look, feel and story that a photographer creates with a picture. I don’t think it’s fair to focus on one type or style of photography to get inspiration because there is a lot to learn from each person’s aspect. Who knows -- this may change in the future but, for the moment, that’s it.

What made you come to the USA recently & what are your goals while you’re here? 

I first came to the USA in June because I wanted to do something different for my25th birthday. I fell in love with the place and had to come back again for a longer time to fully embrace the culture and the way this side of the

world operates. I’m hoping to gain perspective while being here and produce some (hopefully) great work. 

How does travel influence your photography? 

I think traveling has completely changed my mind about photography,

it has opened my eyes to the fact that there are so many different cultures out there to capture and I guess what truly fascinates me is to see the way different sides of the world have created their own structures, buildings and way of life.

Interview by Jack Sommer

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