To continue our brand new feature ‘A Look in the Past’ we are going back to our third interview ever with the talented photographer & videographer from The Bay, Aris Jerome. This goes way back to December of 2009 when he just dropped The Pack’s newest video “Hoes In This House” and one of my favorites from Roach Gigz “I’m Up.” Check it out below (mind you that the interview is completely unaltered) and keep it locked in for who’s up next and more features on Aris Jerome in the future.
Here are those videos at the time, excuse the low quality on the first one, couldn’t find the HD file.
Tell us about yourself. Whats your name? Where are you from?
I’m Aris Jerome from Fremont, CA.
What does the word “based” mean to you?
Based to me means being completely original with anything you do. Not being afraid to be yourself regardless of what anyone thinks.
How did you get into the video/photography industry? What inspired you?
I’ve always been into visual art and curious about doing photos / videos. I was actually inspired by the local filmmakers Taj Mahal and Colin Tilley. Seeing their work and knowing they were from the bay amazed me. So i did my first video about 9 months ago titled “Turf Banga” and things took off from there.
What upcoming projects are you working on?
Well i’m doing projects with artists i have previously worked with. I’ll keep doing these music videos and photoshoots so you can stay updated through my sites.
Are there any artists out there you would like to work with, but haven’t got the chance yet?
I’d like to work with any talent. Any genre of music. Im ready to do some rock videos already.
Who are your favorite artists right now?
I’ve always been a fan of the Mob Figaz music. Waiting on that Travis Barker album and Silversun Pickups. If i had to pick favorites but i listen to all types of shit.
What are some things that people don’t know about you?
I’m an introvert.
Whats some advice you can give the people that want to get into the video/photography industry?
Just remember its not the equipment you use. Its what you can make with it.
RIGHT NOW Aris Jerome is creating his first photobook titled “Portraits by Aris Jerome.” His goal with this book is to get the most relevant inspiring artists and influencers together to basically inspire viewers to follow their own dreams and goals. This 300 page book is set to release this December and he needs the support of everyone to back the project! Scroll below to check out a coupe examples and CLICK HERE to check out his Kickstarter page! Support art!