Jennifer Squires is the owner of a photography studio based in Ontario, Canada, which she runs with her husband Darren Ross. Jennifer specialises in photography, client work and location shoots, whilst Darren manages all other aspects of the business. She has been working professional since 1996, a time when everything was more of a manual process using darkrooms. She has won numerous awards for her work and has been published in magazines all across North America. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Jennifer Squires.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
Creatively I tend towards simple designs that are soothing and inspiring. In our home this translates to a beachy farmhouse mix with lots of natural elements.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
As a photographer I usually start with a season then think about what it means to me and how it makes me feel and go from there.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
Though I haven’t actually worked with him, or even met him, I really admire Edward Burtynsky. We’ve shown work in the same show in the Lieutenant Governor’s office in Toronto and I’m constantly inspired by the way he uses his stunning photography to shine a spotlight on some of his biggest environmental concerns.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Pinterest! When I see images that I connect with I’ll pin them, then when I’m stuck I have a collection of visual inspiration to get me started again.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Practice, practice, practice - it will help you to really grow as an artist. Try new things and learn from them, put yourself out there instead of getting caught on the sidelines.