S: Alot of people ask about the differences in markets but they're blatant, the question is what can the markets who are looking to build fashion on a major scale adopt from markets like NYC?
JE: They could adopt the drive, determination, and work ethic that so many people have in larger markets. I feel like the above mentioned qualities are due to the sheer amount of competition in NYC.
S: Let's direct our attention to Richmond, Virginia what was unique about starting here? What was the misconception about life outside of VA that you built while still living there?
JE: I guess it's not really unique but more of a challenge, I had to make my work look like it belonged in larger markets but without all the resources. Honestly, I had spent so much time over the years outside of Va that I really had no misconceptions about life outside of Va.
S: Your style has a foundation of traditional fashion photography but is not traditional fashion photography explain where your inspiration comes from.
JE: I think my style is a mash up of so many different things. I used to look heavily at the west coast and how a lot of the popular guys were shooting out there. These days one of my favorites is Txemayeste. I love the strange and off beat more and more these days.
S: What was the first camera you owned? Why did you buy it?
JE: Canon rebel t2i, I bought it because I had always wanted a slr and the price was right from a friend.
S: Models, Models, Models whats the difference in the work ethic and industry knowledge in comparison to your previous market?