Posted by TFOCB Studios on August 14, 2023 8:00:00 AM CDT
In the vast mosaic of artistry and imagination, photography holds a unique space where moments are immortalized. In this episode of EVOKED, we delve deep into the mind and heart of Abraham Jimenez, a photographer who doesn’t just capture moments but evokes emotions.
Abraham’s affinity for photography is undeniable, but his journey transcends beyond mere imagery. "Yeah, it's... Capturing the past," he admits candidly, but with a catch. For Jimenez, each click is not just about the past.
"I capture the moment, but I'm also in the moment a lot more," he divulges. There's a depth to his perspective, an intertwining of the past and present, the tangible and the felt.
Diving into the episode, it's evident that Abraham’s passion for photography is deeply entwined with his love for genuine human connections. His excitement is palpable: "I love talking. I think that's what I got really excited coming here today because it is just like talking."
One of the episode’s poignant moments comes when he recalls a mentor's advice that steered his journey. “Don’t do this for the money, do this for the [love of it]. If you like it, money will come." These words, soaked in wisdom, serve as a universal mantra, applicable to any passion or profession. The essence of this teaching? Passion is palpable, and it resonates.
Jimenez's perspective on community and the power of collective hope is both heartening and thought-provoking. He celebrates the inherent goodness in people and emphasizes the transformative power of hope, particularly in diverse communities like Chicago.
"Hopefully we work together to give people hope again... the people who bring hope are the people who are gonna change this industry, but not only a community."
As the episode comes to a close, we’re not just left with an understanding of Abraham Jimenez, the photographer, but Abraham, the dreamer, connector, and beacon of hope. His final note - a testament to the power of unity, genuine relationships, and passionate pursuits - stays long after his words fade.
“I have faith in humanity and faith in people... You're bringing the best of the best together, and we're growing together."