Chase Jarvis is one of the most successful photographers in the world. He has been able to bridge the gap between still and motion photography with ease. His ability to connect with his viewers and share information has become the model for many people in the industry. I got the chance to hit him up with a few questions at the launch party for his new book Seattle 100 at The Ace Hotel in New York in the days leading up to the PhotoPlus Expo.
Chase only had a few minutes to give me for this interview so we had to take what we could get. The audio is not the greatest, however the information is there and I hope you get a little bit of his magic from this video. He is very passionate about photography and art expression. His “Best Camera” App and Best Camera Website is based on the premise that whichever camera you happen to have with you at the time is the best camera for you at that moment. Simply put, get off your ass and shoot something. He has also done a killer job of branding and marketing his entire crew – a selfless act that many people in the industry ignore. Filmmaking is a collaborative effort.
Chase is one of the few people out there willing to share his process. His willingness to take the time to break down a shoot presents a great way to learn about the process of both still and motion photography. There are no longer any secrets to this movie magic. This new way to share information is the future of content creation. We no longer live in a world that does not move.