Jermaine Gibbs’ artistry is the physical manifestation of creativity in motion. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, the passion that is this photographer’s playground was evident at an early age.
Jermaine describes himself as an every day guy who is addicted to capturing moments and freezing time.
Here’s a little more about the man behind the camera:
When did your love affair with photography begin?
It all started at the age of 9 when my grandmother gave me a 35mm camera
What type of photographer are you?
I am a photo journalist, I like to tell the story through my lens
What about a subject inspires you?
I’m inspired by a subject that allows me to show a difference perspective. I want to capture and show something that you wouldn’t normally see.
Thoughts on being an entrepreneur.
It’s not for everyone. It takes determination, sacrifice and and the ability to turn “No” into a vantage point. With every no, ask yourself what can I do different.
Word of advice that you would give someone interested in photography.
Don’t chase the money, chase our passion.
Word of wisdom you would give to some interested in being an entrepreneur.
Do plenty of research. Be very intimate with your craft.
What mark would you like to leave on the world.
That I was a person who had a heart for the people.
What has been one of your most inspiring and motivating moments as a photographer.
Visiting Africa. It open my eyes to looking for beauty in everything. Finding beauty is often like being a sharp shooter, finding the not so obvious in the crowd.
What photographers inspire you?
Roy Cox & Karl Taylor
What is your preferred camera brand?
Who do you define as a visionary?
Tyler Perry, because he went from being homeless to being a multi-millionaire and he give people opportunities.
If you had to overwhelm one of the 5 senses of everyone you can in contact with for a day, which of the senses would you chose?
I would chose sight, so people can see things the way I see it. Hopefully it would inspire someone.
Jermaine and I chatted over lunch at Werners on Redwood Street in downtown Baltimore. While there the owner recognized him from visiting one of his other businesses Never On Sunday on Charles Street. They made a connection the time they first met because of Jermaine’s attire on that day. Just a reminder that our personality shines through every thing we do…chose your attire wisely you never know who is watching you.
Check out the our style muse segment where Jermaine gives us a little insight into his style
As an entrepreneur and a dad, Jermaine also talks about his role as a dad in our special celebrating dad series