Andrew Anderson is a contributor now for the website. He is from the Millwaukee area, a photographer, and rider. So you will see stuff popping up from him.
We’re also doing some new things to start off the year, this is an example, interviews with photographers also. You and I know it, without them the magazines wouldn’t be there, nor would your awesome myspace pictures to show all the chicks be there.
So here it is.
Name, age, location?
my name is Jake Geisel, im 17, i live in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
nikon d70s(digital)nikon n80(35mm)bronica sq-a (medium format)lens: for my digital, 18-70mm and a 10.5 mm fisheye.for my 35mm:28-85mm wide, and a 50mm.for my MF:80mmflashes:1 sb800, 1 sb600, pocketwizards. and lots of odds and ends.
How long have you been into photography and more importantly how long have you been riding little kids bikes?
I’ve been into for photography for about 2 and a half years now, and ive been riding little bikes since i was 12. so 5 years.
Being one of the more prominent photographers in the Milwaukee area do you find yourself shooting photos of different people for different projects non-stop?
yeah. in the summer im usually gone everyday. i shoot a lot for mankind and profile with jeff k. I do some stuff with lil jon for kink. and stuff for mutiny with brandon hoerres. and stuff with mike hinkens for madera. and a lot of other random stuff.
Who’s soul do you steal the most?
haha I would have to say jeff k. I shoot pretty much everything for him.
What are some recent projects you worked on?
some stuff im working on now is getting more into medium format. ive always liked it a lot. and learn more about metering and lighting. as of shooting stuff theres really not that much ive been shooting. some random park stuff but nothing big.
Do you find yourself shooting more 35mm, digital or medium format?
all my stuff that you see now is in digital. but hopefully sometime you’ll be seeing a lot more medium format.
I know you don’t really touch up your photos at all, what are your thoughts on post-photo work?
meh. its alright. i would rather look at a photo that hasn’t been corrected and good right off the camera. i think it takes away lotfrom what it really was. like if you look through any photography magazine, for example nature photography they have a lot of fixing photos in photoshop and changing pretty much everything. i just think it makes stuff unreal. some people take it to far.
Who do you enjoy taking photos of the most and why?
I like shooting for jeff a lot, cause were good friends and its always fun. and if I dont like how the photo came out or I wanna shoot it adifferent way hes always down for doing it again. pretty much all the people i shoot for I have fun with.
Any crazy stories from when you were out shooting?
ha. I dont have that many I can think of. I know when im done with this I’ll think of one. one that I remember is when I was in iowa shoot with brian kachinsky and jeff k. brian was doing some stair gap to flat rail. and as soon as he landed it we were getting kicked out. and the grounds keepers were chasing us up the hill in there little gator,that was pretty funny. this one time in st. louis the campus police tried to take me away because i was underage. that was sweet. had to call my mom. she thought it was pretty funny.
Describe your ideal shot.
hmm, thats a hard one. I like shoot at night and messing with lighting. I like just the subject and whats going on light up and black background. It helps you focus on whats going on. or shots with lots of colors or good angles. that was a hard question to answer.
Do you see yourself making a living off of photography?
meh. it could happen. it would be a pretty sweet job to just shoot photos for people. work for a magazine or something.
oh man, I’m holding my phone right now. I text way to much. probably over 10,000 a month. the other day my phone wouldn’t stop shutting off I texted like over 1200 in a day. It didnt wanna work anymore, but it’s all good now.
Do people ever make fun of the way you speak?
Theres only a few people that do. I always ask people if I talk weird and they say no and don’t understand why like only a few people talk shit on it. pretty shitty. I never talked shit on them.
Shoutouts and thanks……
ha. AJ would have to be the first. he made this interview for me and leaves me good threating messages to wake up to a lot. Jeff K, for getting my name out a lot, my parents for helping me pay for stuff when I didnt have money, and letting me skip school so I can go on trips. Jeff Zielinski for helping me out with my questions and publishing some of my photos. Kurt at bmx union, theres about a million other people so thank you to. -Jake Geisel