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JR The Artist: Inside Out
June 01, 2016

by Jeramy C. Pritchett

Photography by Pierre Oliver Deschamps

BFM: What was the first piece of art that you fell in love with? How old were you?

JR: The film La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz... I must have been 12 years old􀀄.


BFM: What was the first piece of art that you fell in love with? How old were you?

JR: It’s not about the photo, it’s about the doors the photos open, in the real world and in your imagination


BFM: When I watched your Ted Talk I was inspired to get out and do something. I wasn't sure what, but I know I had to do something. It was part of the reason I started Blindfold. Who and what inspire you?

􀀄JR: Wow that means a lot to me, I think energy is transferable and it’s infinite. So by making Blindfold you are passing it further. I am inspired by people who do things for the real goal they have in mind, not for the interest they will gain from it. Sometimes charity is a vast advertising campaign where the fake motive is the humanitarian work, but the goal is often to sell you another t-shirt ... The real heroes are in the shadows and they inspire me.


BFM: What's the end game with your work?

JR: There has never really been a plan, so I guess I walk with arms wide open to rediscover people along the way.


BFM: How do you feel about the future from what you have seen from the youth of today?

JR: Optimistic, because we have many more tools today to make an impact. I always wonder how one can just not care about what’s happening around them...  Little things ripple and make an impact. I hope the youth will realize it.


BFM: If you could sit around a campfire and have a conversation with anyone alive or dead who would it be? What would you talk about?

JR: My brain doesn’t work like that. I don’t really have role models, I am walking and along the way I meet inspiring people: that’s the magic for me.


BFM: What advice would you give a new artist on how to get the word out about their work?

JR: Create with what you have; it’s the best frame for an artist to start with. Your work will always come out stronger.


BFM: What's your favorite time of day and why?

JR: Night, everyone is asleep and the city is yours.


BFM: What is the one this an artist can't be without?

JR: His instinct.


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About The Author: Jacqueline Romano

Jacqueline Romano is the Creative Director & Editor of Blindfold Magazine. She feels it is her personal vocation to use her creative skills to raise awareness for people and organizations who are making positive change, both globally and locally.





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