Questions with a Pro

©Jeremy Ruzich

I’m so honored and proud to be featured this week on the Strictly Business blog of my professional society, the American Society of Media Photographers. I love the work I do and could talk about it for hours, so this brief interview ended up being maybe not as brief as they intended…

Below is an excerpt. But you can jump over and skim the whole thing here! Thanks, ASMP!


We asked: How do you successfully photograph with the viewer in mind? Do you think this effort changes the way you approach your work?

Jeremy said: I’d say I “put myself in their shoes,” but let’s be honest: we all have different sizes and styles, and I can’t know what it’s really like to walk through everyone’s diverse and exotic life experiences. So what I try to do is take everybody’s shoes off.

I’m looking to connect with the viewer on a deep, universal human level; the level of emotion and vulnerability, of bare feet on raw earth. The level we often forget about until reminded by something like a story of a mother’s love for her daughter, or a story about longing for some sense of home, or about fractured relationships beginning to heal…

And the only way to successfully do this: listening and watching intently; being fully present to the people and places and communities; and letting them tell their stories for themselves, as much as possible.

One thought on “Questions with a Pro

  1. Yay!!! 👏🏽👏🏽💚✨

    On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 10:27 AM Jeremy Ruzich Photography Blog wrote:

    > Jeremy Ruzich posted: ” I’m so honored and proud to be featured this week > on the Strictly Business blog of my professional society, the American > Society of Media Photographers. I love the work I do and could talk about > it for hours, so this brief interview ended up being ma” >

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