In this latest installment of “5 Questions With,” we gabbed with legendary photographer and all-around nice guy Jim Wright, who SYNC has the pleasure of working with on a regular basis. Check out Jim’s site here and read our interview with him below.
Question: When and where did you decide to become a professional photographer?
Jim Wright: I’d never planned on being a shooter. I was happy being a top notch assistant but then I just got tired of carrying someone else’s bags. However, the entire time that I was assisting, I never stopped shooting so that if an opportunity arose I’d be ready.
What goes through your head when you are shooting a celebrity, like First Lady Michelle Obama or Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner?
Just remember that they are human just like me and you. You’d be surprised how far common courtesy and manners go.
Who would you like to photograph that you haven’t had the chance to yet?
Bruce Springsteen; Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Paul Weller, John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison.
We know you’ve been spending a lot of time on both coasts, which city do you prefer: New York or LA?
LA for the weather; NYC for the food and inspiration.
What’s your all-time favorite camera that you’ve used and what do you currently shoot with?
I shoot with everything from Kodak instamatics, Canon 5d’s, RZ 67, to 4×5. all time favorite is probably the RZ or my old Hasselblad 500CM.