"Mind Your Own Business:" Fostering Your Creativity with Jesse Feyereisen

Edited by Eryka Bagwell

This month on Photo Focus, and the "Mind Your Business" podcast, Chamira Young and Skip Cohen had the opportunity to chat with photographer and graphic designer Jesse Feyereisen. Platypod equipment is an important part of Jesse's gearbox!  In this lively discussion Jesse was an open book, sharing great tips on how he’s developed his creativity and discipline. He also discusses how he finds balance in his life between his photography craft, his day job, and his home life.

Jesse Feyereisen is a photographer, graphic designer and digital creative from Wisconsin. To say he’s versatile would be an understatement; he has worked on everything from websites to print ads, video, photography and more!

After trying all sorts of genres of photography (from outdoors and wildlife, astrophotography, macro, product, etc.) he recently discovered a new love, toy photography. 

"What's incredible about so much of Jesse's work is the realism of his images. With Darth Maul for example, it's hard to believe he didn't have access to the actor, live on a soundstage." Skip Cohen

As a recent KelbyOne Photoshop Guru Award winner, his passion for the genre has only increased. You can check out his website here and say hi on Instagram here.

About the hosts:

Skip Cohen is Platypod's CMO. He's also president and founder of SkipCohenUniversity.com, and past president of Rangefinder Publishing and WPPI. He’s been an active participant in the professional side of photography since joining Hasselblad USA in 1987 as president.  He has co-authored six books on photography and actively supports dozens of projects each year involving photographic education.

Chamira Young loves helping fellow photographers improve their businesses via the Pro Photographer Journey Podcast. You can also find her photography portfolio at ChamiraStudios.com and her art at ArtbyChamira.com, She will readily admit it: she’s an art nerd and photographer with an obsession for creativity and productivity!