Artist Spotlight + Inside the Artist Studio of David Joshua Jennings

Some artists have rituals or rites of passage when it comes to the creative process. For David Joshua Jennings spontaneity IS the creative process.

“Congo Square” – One of the works selected for “Art of Flavor – Part Two”

David Joshua Jennings has spent most of his life on the road and has visited over 50 different countries. (His insta is @roaddiaries. Fitting!) Read more and get access to his full collection in this week’s Inside the Artist Studio!

Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?

What I will get on any given day of shooting is a total mystery. Perhaps that’s why I’m so drawn to photography – the unpredictability, the mystery. I throw myself into a situation and simply be inside it, reacting and creating compositions very quickly as things occur all around me.”

“Zulu Connection Stilt Dancers – Treme.” – On view at the Where Y’Art Gallery as part of “Art of Flavor-Part Two”

“I documented my journeys and allowed my craft to grow organically through experimentation and error. I have never formally studied photography.”  – David Joshua Jennings

“Renegade Medicine Man” on view at the Where Y’Art Gallery as part of “Art of Flavor – Part Two”

Who are your artistic influences or gurus?

Josef Koudelka and Woodie Guthrie.

To read more about David Joshua Jennings, head to his full Q&A and take time to explore his collection! You can view his work at The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery or the Where Y’Art Gallery as part of the current “Art of Flavor” exhibits.