What inspired you to start creating?
I had been admiring the art form for years on tumblr and would always want to capture my friends with my phone. I then started modeling when I got to LA but it felt like nobody I would work with would be able to bring my visions to life. I then decided to take matters into my own hands, fulfill others as well as myself by creating art I could relate to.
Where are you originally from?
I am originally from Ivory Coast in West Africa and have lived in California for about 4 years now. I spent a year in the Bay area and moved to Los Angeles to have a better understanding of the entertainment industry.
What are you most proud of as a photographer?
I am very proud of the community I have been able to build. I started off as this international student trying to find his way around LA to now being seen and supported by some of my favorite creators, platforms and so many other people I have never even met. That in itself is a huge achievement but I am mostly proud that I am able to touch people through my art.
What motivates you to keep creating?
I truly love what I do, so the love for it, as well as the love I get from it keep me going.
Who would you love to work with in the future?
I would love to work with Beyoncé and that is no secret for anyone that knows me. I also think that Naomi Campbell and Issa Rae would make incredible muses.
Join Jordé on VSCO, Friday, March 3rd at 11:30 AM PST for a live event featuring his work, tips on how to create stunning imagery, and answering any questions.
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