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Get to know visual thinker Jeisson Martin

From Adidas, Beats by Dre, Nike and Reebok to Universal, photographer and graphic designer Jeisson Martin’s client list reads like the ultimate rapt sheet for any content creator.

The Berlin based cre­ative has craft­ed a name for him­self amongst some of the biggest brands in the world, suc­cess­ful­ly mar­ket­ing his crisp and clean images into a viable free­lance busi­ness. As newest Artist of the Month, Jeis­son was hand­ed cre­ative con­trol of neubau eyewear’s frames and pro­duced some incred­i­ble images. We sat down to get to know the genius behind the lens and under­stand how he came to create.

How do you cre­ate? What’s your process?
I would love to tell you that I have a rule I fol­low to get cre­ative,” but it’s real­ly not like that; it’s more like I have ideas in my head, whether it is graph­ic design or pho­tog­ra­phy, and then it’s just a mat­ter of let­ting them out.

In school we’re giv­en a lim­it­ed view into careers, at what point did you real­ize con­tent cre­ator” was the per­fect job for you?
In my school it actu­al­ly nev­er was like that, both my teach­ers and my par­ents saw that I had a huge pas­sion for express­ing some­thing cre­ative­ly. As of now, I am in a place that is per­fect for me, but I don’t mind change, I think if you change your field from time to time it only lets you grow!

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How old were you when you first began shoot­ing?
I remem­ber back when I was around 15 years old in my home­town of Freiburg, we were skat­ing and I shot my friends on my par­ents’ VHS. But it took me six years to actu­al­ly pick up a cam­era again as a tool for my work.

How did you decide which friends you want­ed to shoot for this series?
I always have some peo­ple in mind that I want to work with because they inspire me, I find them inter­est­ing or I think they would sim­ply fit well for the project. For the neubau eye­wear series I picked them because I think their look fits well for the images I was aim­ing to shoot.

Does your cre­ative process dif­fer when work­ing with friends?
If I am shoot­ing with peo­ple I have nev­er met before I like to have a chat before we begin to get on a cer­tain lev­el of empathy.

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How do you begin your day?
With a strong cof­fee and some Rolling Stones.

What has been the hard­est aspect of becom­ing a con­tent cre­ator?
I just start­ed to become a free­lancer, and in the begin­ning it was hard to accept that it is nor­mal to not have jobs reg­u­lar­ly, but to keep cre­at­ing anyways.

What does your ide­al Sun­day involve?
It has become a sort of a tra­di­tion late­ly that some friends and I meet up and go boul­der­ing at Son­nenallee for 2 – 3 hours, then eat some­thing and go for a small walk to Lai­ka where we watch Tatort. That has become a pret­ty per­fect Sun­day for me!

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If you had 12 hours to show some­one your city where would you take them?
I would bring them to my favorite places: Körn­er­park, Admi­rals­brücke (where we would have the best Piz­za), Son­nenallee for great Kuf­ta and Bakla­va, love­ly Rix­dorf, and of course to my favorite Pub Spelunke, where we would play pool and Darts for free.

Who’s your glass­es wear­ing icon?
That has to be Andy Warhol!

What’s the next big thing you’re work­ing on?
I am found­ing a col­lec­tive with four friends. We already found a great loft space and hope to put a stu­dio in there. The orga­ni­za­tion and the ren­o­va­tion will be a lot of work for us though.

Mod­els: Mari­am, Richard, Maya, Simon

30 Oct 2017 · neubau eyewear