WBM/AUTR – Fashion – Volume 1 – February 2013
With inspiration all around and imagination running just as fast as those whose chase dreams, photographer Jahmar Amani captures his own one photograph at a time.
Who is the man behind the camera?
Jahmar Amani is someone who is fearless. I’ve been raised by a single-mom who has instilled great morals in me and good beliefs. I’m someone who is driven. I’m a dreamchaser. I believe in this life we can achieve anything we want, and I plan to do just that.
What is the difference between a photographer and someone who just takes pictures?
I think someone who calls him or herself a photographer is someone who has a gifted eye versus someone who just picks up a camera and simply shoots. I feel like a photographer has the understanding of anything from a silhouette to the composition of a picture. I feel like a photographer is someone who is fearless and has no limit to their craft or their creativity. It’s all a matter of how one looks at things. It’s all a matter of having an eye (for it).
What’s your favorite place to shoot?
I really love shooting in Miami, specifically South Beach. The water. The beach. The sun. It’s just so beautiful. I just love the feeling of being there. I also love shooting in the streets of NYC. The sights. The sounds. It’s the style of all of the people that really captivates me.
This article is part of a series of excerpts from our first edition digital magazine. Read the full interview HERE.