ZIPR Magazine sits down with the Detroit Photo Apostle known simply as Camera Jesus. We start off with…
Question #1 : Who exactly is Camera Jesus?
Camera Jesus is a visual artist focusing on the beauty, history, architecture, and people of Detroit. He is a father, a lover, motivator, bmx, cycling, adventure seeking human.
Z – Question #2 : If you could time travel to any moment in history, present or past, where would you go and what would you hope to photograph?
J – If I could time travel forward or back I would choose to return to the age of dinosaurs and hope to photograph them in action. It’s hard to imagine earth with less gravity and these enormous creatures roaming around. TRex could have used a photo shoot. It would be a great foot in the door for my dream gig at National Geographic.
Z – Question #3 : What is the one time you had a camera with you and wished you didn’t?
J – One time I wish I didn’t have my camera was while photographing wutang. RZA walked out on stage, poured Hennessy all over my camera equipment instantly killing my canon 5d mark 2 which took me years to save up for. I’ve never really been more upset over someone’s disrespect before or after that. Later that night I came across his tour bus and he was too much of a coward to confront the whole situation. So fuck RZA and fuck Wu Tang forever!
Z – Question #4 What is the one time you didn’t have a camera with you and wished you did?
J – I usually always carry a camera with me but the one time I’d didn’t and wish I had – I wish I would have had the camera I do know when I was a kid. I don’t really have to many photos from when I was growing up. It would be great if I could look back at my family when they were young and the memories that may have been forgotten.
Z – Final question, #5 : What’s the last song you want to hear before you die?
J – I’ve never had a bad time listening to Johnny Cash. If Folsom Prison Blues was jamming I’d die with a smile on my face.
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