The Traveling Image Makers Podcast, Ep. 8 – Urban Travel Photography with Valérie Jardin

The Traveling Image Makers Podcast, Ep. 8 – Urban Travel Photography with Valérie Jardin

I was thinking of what kind of introduction I could write for this week’s guest on my podcast, Valérie Jardin, but when I read her own words on her website, I thought that nothing I could write could match those, so here they are:

“Photography changed my life forever. The day I picked up a camera I became a storyteller. Photography is my passion, my obsession, my addiction. I live and breathe in pixels!

My passion for humankind drives me to shoot mostly street photography. I thrive on searching and waiting for just the right moment when a story unfolds in a single frame. I also look to shoot the extraordinary in the ordinary – it’s in the details. I’ve learned to see when I look, to find beauty everywhere. Although I love wandering the streets of large cities, the natural world around me always amazes me. I feel so privileged to see it all through my lens.

I am proud that my work has hung in galleries in the United States and in Europe, but I feel pure joy when teaching this beautiful craft! Teaching is my opportunity to share my passion and skills with others while leading photography workshops. I also give talks and presentations at photo conferences.

I also share my passion for photography by writing articles. I’m a writer for Australian-based dPS magazine and others which are linked in the publication page of this site.

I am the host of my very own street photography weekly podcastStreet Focus and I have to honor to be an official X Photographer for Fujifilm USA.

Gear? It’s just me, my creative vision and my Fuji X100T. 

Born and raised in France, I currently live in Minnesota, USA.

Living the dream…”


Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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Photos by Valérie

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