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 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.
After hosting the Street Focus podcast on the TWiP network for two years and 104 episodes, I now have my very own weekly podcast Hit The Streets with Valerie Jardin. I also have the honor to be an official X Photographer for Fujifilm USA. I also published a street photography ebook which you can download here.
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...
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