Street Focus 97: New Beginnings with Jimmy Lee

Who is Jimmy Lee?©JimmyLee 1IMG_9386_2016

I am a keen photographer based in London, my main passion is capturing street, documentary & events in a completely candid style. Although I do dabble in other things like nature, it nearly always has a human element.
 I have been shooting seriously for just over 18 months and due to being laid off after 30 years in January, I decided to put my camera to use by volunteering locally and starting up my first projects. My Local area where I have lived all my life is going through some major changes both in redevelopment and its residents. My aim is to document this and the effects it has and maybe make people realise they have more in common than they first think. 
The previous Street Focus episode we referred to during our conversation:

About The Author

Host, Street Focus

The day I picked up a camera I became a storyteller. I now live and breathe in pixels! After working as a commercial photographer for several years, I realized that my love for the craft could serve others. Sharing the passion is now where I focus all my energy through teaching international photo workshops, speaking at seminars, writing, blogging and now podcasting. I am also thrilled to be an X Photographer for Fujifilm USA. Although I photograph everything and anything that moves me, my passion for mankind drives me to shoot street photography every day. I thrive on searching the story in a single frame. Find my Street Photograph: First Steps and Beyond on my website!

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  • Mike Schmitt

    Thanks Valerie for interviewing Jimmy. I’ve been enjoying his work on social media. Thanks Jimmy for sharing your story, images and gift. The photography world is fortunate to have you !!!

    • Valerie Jardin

      Thanks Mike!

  • Rich Gregson

    Valerie – I was hoping you would post a link to the podcast Jimmy spoke about in this episode about giving things away. Did I misunderstand the podcast?

  • CRAusmus

    Wonderful work. I’m a fan of Jimmy Lee. He seems like a great man and his work is wonderful. Thank you for introducing us to this wonderful photographer Valerie…

  • Shancy Mancy

    I’m quite a fan of Jimmy’s work, I’m an expat and its good to see street shots to remind me of home. This was a great interview, I particularly liked his approach to the homeless, it shows what a big heart he’s got.