It’s important for any photographer, amateur or professional, to keep an eye on their contemporaries. I tend to do this for both inspiration and aspiration, as there are many photographers out there that do what they do extremely well and this encourages me to raise my own bar. In my interview with Inspire Eye, I revealed a few of these photographers and thought I’d start a monthly feature highlighting some of the photographers that inspire me, beginning with those I named in that interview.
I first came across the work of Jeremy Perez-Cruz through an interview with him on urban geometry. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, Perez-Cruz believes that the quiet world around us deserves to be celebrated. His work attempts to capture the overlooked moments of everyday life and present them in a cinematic way. The intention being to discover unexpected beauty in familiar places and inspire others to slow down and see it in their own lives. He is one of the best street photographers shooting in color today. More of his work can be found on his website: https://www.sleepingplanes.com/