Echoing this philosophy, even in an era of rapid technological growth, Jamie still firmly believes in the authenticity and intrinsic value of creation. To him, photography is not only the convergence of creative energy but also a creative outlet: “I have made a habit of producing original works regularly.” When a new idea pops up or during emotional ups and downs, he records the moment with his camera. These moments enrich our lives, whether good or bad. When you look back at some point in the future, these photos are the keys that unlock the past, weaving threads of memories.
Observing the details in life, searching for elements of inspiration
Working in the advertising industry for many years has influenced Jamie’s creative thinking. His past training has made him a keen observer everywhere he goes and has helped him understand the cause-and-effect relationship. “Photography is so multifaceted. It is a way to ‘present yourself.’ So, I draw inspiration from my surroundings, whether it is strangers on the streets, movies, TV series, or magazines. It is how I internalize the creative energy, whether big or small. I believe new discoveries begin with observations of subtle details.” This is basically second nature to Jamie. He notices the interesting and unusual features in every place he visits. “When observation becomes a habit, you can piece the details together. If you can express them in photos, the impact will be profound.”