Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Next Featrued Artist--Jenny Hoffman

She is my all time favorite artist! And I'm not just saying that because she's my daughter. Well, maybe I'm just a bit prejudiced! Jenny is a wonderful photographer! I only wish she lived closer so that she could take my picture everyday! No, I'm just kidding. Jenny does a great job with the camera. She has an eye for the art shot that I wish I had. You'll see after you read this "interview." You can visit Jenny anytime at her ETSY store or her website, and you can see more of her fabulous cards. Isn't she adorable? The stories I could tell you! As she reads this, she's saying, "Muuuu-ther!" at this point.

1) Tell us a little bit about your wonderful mother, I mean yourself.

I'm 31. I've live with two orange tabby cats. I'm working as a photographer now, although I used to do public relations. I've gone to college twice, the first time for a journalism degree and the second for a photography certification.

2) What do you feel is the most interesting thing about you?

I love traveling and have loved it all my life, although I don't have much time or money for it anymore. But I went to Japan when I was 14 after saving for two years to pay half the cost of the trip. I love to see and experience new places and different cultures. I've been to 1/3 of all of the States and Canada for two hours (Niagara Falls).

3) Who is your hero? Why?

I believe in looking for the good in everyday people. Most heroes would rarely consider themselves heroic, more so everyday people who found themselves in extraordinary situations, and we all face times like that.

4) More than anything else in the world, what would you like to accomplish?
I would like to love and be loved. And leave the world better off than I found it.

5) How did you become interested in photography?

I've always been interested in photography. My parents gave me a kids camera when I was little and I've always been taking photos. My photos from the trip to Japan filled two albums. Photos document life and tell a story. Don't ever believe the saying that the camera never lies. It may photograph what it sees, but the camera always has a point of view and a story to tell. Finding ways to show that story is the fun part.

6) What was your most interesting photo shoot?

I find history and archeology fascinating. I got to meet the scientist who recreated and confirmed the Egyptian mummification process, which had previously been lost to the ages. Very nice man.

7) Art supposedly reflects life. How does your art of photography reflect your life?
Does it reflect life? I am a storyteller, so I do find it helps me to tell stories. My subjects are nature and beauty and fun and funky and kids and animals, all things I love in life.

8) If you were a character in fiction, who would you be and why?

A wizard, probably in Diane Duane's Young Wizards series. (Excellent books, not just for teens.) Why? Well, who wouldn't want to be a wizard and talk to everything that doesn't normally talk and fight the bad guys and save the world at the end of every book? Awesome! Did I mention they get to hang out on the moon? Yes!

9) In your life journeys, you will take different roads. Where would you like them to lead you in the end?
Happiness, Creativity, Joy, Love


Studio Marcy - Marcy Lamberson said...

Jenny's photography is lovely and you're so lucky to have another artist in the family. Great interview and I'll be sure to visit her shop too. And btw, Jenny is lucky to have such a warm, wonderful Mom like you too!

Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez said...

Mallory, Jenny is beautiful and so is her work!!! What a fun thing to interview different artists. Once again my friend you are brilliant!!

Maggie said...

The two of you have such warm, loving souls.

Echoing the thoughts of a great interview. Wonderful photography Jenny.

angelinabeadalina said...

Jenny, your photography speaks volumes! I put a link to your website in my blog entry today, too, since you never know who will run across what! Your muuu-ther did a great interview :)

Cinnamon said...

This is lovely! What a talented girl! Looks like it runs in the family. Great feature story!

Deronda G said...

Wonderful interview. Seeing through the "eyes" of a photographer really changes our perspective.

Deb said...

Fabulous interview Mallory - but then what else could it be when a wonderful lady has such a great daughter!

Jenny's work is beautiful & thought provoking, I know this first hand.