We had the good fortune of connecting with Oscar Jordan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Oscar, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“The highest human act is to inspire” – Nipssey Hussle In every realm of life we’re always looking for the extra push. We’re always trying to get over the hump and inspiration empowers us to keep moving forward. As an artist that’s the biggest key for me. Yes, money is a factor but I see money as a vehicle to keep the machine going. But when someone sees my work or has a conversation with me I want to inspire every time. If I’ve inspired one person, Then I got the job done.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart, id have to say my originality. I’m not trying to blend in with any crowd or trend because its cool at the moment. I photograph for me & to inspire the next person to get their visions out. I’m most proud of the fact that I haven’t stopped. I’m still grinding, photographing everyday, brainstorming ideas for books & still learning. It’s easy to get caught up in trying to impress people or trying to keep up but I don’t let it affect me. I’m in my own lane trying to figure it out, it’s only a matter of time till everyone else sees it. As a professional, I’m not at the place I want to be but I do feel i’m on the right track. I think just chipping away everyday little by little to where I want to be will get me there. My photos hanging on museum walls, my photobooks in homes all across the world. Making a name for myself and leaving a legacy to be proud of. Theres be a lot of lessons learned through this journey I’ve been on. The biggest one for me has been, not to give up. quitting isn’t a option. Theres going to be a lot of bumps & falls along the way. But it’s how you get up & keeping pushing after is what’s going to make you stronger. Otherwise what’s the point of doing something? What I want people to know mostly is that I’m someone that’s just trying to figure it out day by day like everyone else. I’m just out here doing what I love to do & having fun while doing it.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First & foremost, God ! Without him none of this would be possible. But also my friends & family. I have an amazing support system that I if I ever need help or advise with something, I know I can can count on them to be there at any time. Shoutout to them for always keeping it real with me.
ALL IAMGES ARE BY ME