10 Minutes with Jose Mandojana

Interviews with Photographers October 27, 2010 2:53 pm

Name: José Mandojana

Location: Seattle, WA is homebase

Dream subject: My extended family in Argentina. It’s been a goal of mine for 8 years, and I just need to make it happen.

Dream location: Somewhere with a view of the Aegean Sea or on a boat in the Aegean Sea

If cameras all turned to stone, I would probably be: Depressed, seriously depressed.  But I’d rally and probably get a job working at some National Park doing environmental work since going back to school for another fancy degree doesn’t sound to appealing to me. Law School was a bust and Med School still sort of interests me,  but that would be a huge commitment.

If I started a magazine, it would be on: A magazine on Educators making a difference in schools across the country and world.  Think ‘Wired’ focusing strictly on education. Teachers and Professors have a great impact on our society and it would be nice to have a well done magazine bringing attention to the field.

I am inspired by: Getting out on my bike and listening to good music. Surrounding myself with books, art, and people are good too.

I am discouraged by: The internets.  While I love being connected to everyone, I feel the human relationship as a whole suffers.

An editor is most helpful when: They hire me for what I do. It’s a good feeling when there’s a level of trust and that my body of work helps build that trust. I also love when an editor really helps out with the production end – booking travel, logistical things, etc. I know its not always possible, but it’s nice when it happens.

(Jose was kind enough to send over some of his newest work, which I am posting here. Make sure to check out the rest of his work on his site, here)

Jose Mandojana

Jose Mandojana

Jose Mandojana

Jose Mandojana

Jose Mandojana

Jose Mandojana

Jose Mandojana

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