Jayme Ford Unraveled: An Interview.

Jayme Ford is a professional photographer based out of Red Deer, Alberta Canada who  specializes in family connection sessions. Her work is raw and honest and makes you stop in your tracks. Often times, when looking at her work, you can feel overly vulnerable -- as if she is sharing secrets and truths that are not always spoken. Her work is both beautifully haunting and deeply honest. Lucky for us, Jayme will be an instructor at our upcoming Unraveled Retreat in May. If you haven't already snagged a seat, do so now, as we are almost sold out and Jayme is someone worth learning from. 

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and here she is Jayme Ford unraveled....

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What inspires your art? Oh man, I find inspiration everywhere. The big one is music, sometimes I will hear songs and feel such an overwhelming need to create that I literally can't get that thought out of my head until I do - If I'm in a rut I will honestly watch beyonce videos lol. My husband is a tattooer and my favourite thing to do is watch him draw, super inspiring to see him put his whole heart into drawings for his clients.

What do you shoot with? Camera body and favorite lens? I shoot digital and film so I have way too much gear haha-- but my main digital gear is my Canon 5D Mark iv, 35mm sigma art lens, Canon 85mm 1.2. My favourite film gear is Leica M3, Mamiya 645 Pro TL & Polaroid land camera 180.

What other ways do you express your creativity? I have a love for interior design that I will use as an outlet as well.

How do you de-stress at the end of the day? I put on the worst tv shows and just let my brain turn off lol.

What kind of music do you listen to while editing? Lots of City and Colour, Tragically Hip (yes, I'm very Canadian lol), Alabama Shakes, Tom Petty.

What is your favorite book? Crime novels are my jam, the girl on the train was a recent favourite

Name one movie that inspires you. Water for Elephants...is that weird?? haha I just think the light was filmed so beautifully in each shot.

How do you handle self-doubt or creative slumps? ooooh, thats a tough question. I try to learn something new....breathe new light into my craft, that usually helps boosts my confidence.

What has been the most difficult part of your creative journey? Figuring out what I wanted my work to convey - how I wanted it to make me feel, how i wanted it to make others feel, that took me a long time to hone down. 

Who is one of your favorite photographers? I feel like I say this every time someones asks this question hahah, but my dear friend and mentor, Joy Prouty is a huge inspiration, not just with photography but personally as well. 

Sarah Driscoll