Color Me Blue - Photographer Jodi Kassowitz
Photographer Jodi Kassowitz usually has her lens trained on interesting scenery in and around Los Angeles and New York. But when it comes to the color blue, she puts down her camera and tells us what she thinks. Oh, and a lot of her photography has blue in it!
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Q: What’s your favorite movie or song with “blue” in the title?
A: I don’t actually have a favorite movie or song with blue in the title but I do have a play that I love -- Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley. I have read it too many times to count.
Q: Do you have a favorite blue possession?
A: I do. I have a blue and cream wood bench that sits in my bedroom near the end of my bed. It makes me smile when I look at it.
Q: Can you share a tip on getting out of a blue mood?
A: I have a few things that I have learned over time that work for me. Getting outside and going for a hike or a walk works wonders, or getting in a good intense workout. I also love to throw on some music and clean. It’s funny but cleaning my home usually pops me out of a blue state pretty quickly.
Q: Pick the phrase that you relate to most:
a) crystal blue persuasion
b) into the wild blue yonder
c) only cowboys get the blues
d) blue plate special
e) between the devil and the deep blue sea
A: b) I relate to Into the Wild Blue Yonder as a phrase. Mostly because I love shooting blue skies out in the middle of nature and that’s what the phrase makes me think about.
Q: What or who inspires your work the most?
A: Everyday things and architecture/lines inspire me the most. I really like to shoot places that tend to get ignored. Places or things that are around everyday, all day. People stop looking at them, stop seeing their surroundings. I enjoy finding beauty in the mundane.
Q: Favorite shade of blue?
A: Blue is actually one of my favorite colors and I like so many variations of it. Cerulean would probably be my top choice of blue.
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