H e r I t a g e : Netherlands
U p b r i n g i n g : Michigan.
E d u c a t i o n : California.
R e s u m e : Art. Aviation. Sailing.
P a s s i o n : Go everywhere, see everything, meet everyone.
M i s s i o n : Document. Share. Remember.
The reason I am a photographer is s i m p l e, really // It's language. It's art. It's paying attention. It's personal. It's slowing down. It's time stopping. It's milestones. It's mistakes. It's recollection. It's nostalgia. It's celebration. It's gift giving. It's traveling. It's strangers. It's friends. It's emotional. It's humorous. It is in fact, quite c o m p l e x .
"The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life. It's so easy to make complex"
My camera and I live an unconventional life. We do a lot of traveling together. Sometimes we live and work in our little northern Michigan treehouse. Sometimes we live and sail aboard a 37' boat on the sea. My entire life I've dreamed of being able to be in two places at once. It's a work in progress... "being in two places at once"... but I think I'm getting as close as humanly possible.
It is portrait photography in which I am motivated. I love people, and the relationships I have with them fiercely. This life goes by damn fast, and if your anything like me, I believe the ability to look back is equally as important as looking ahead.
Whatever your reason is. It's really important. Let's document.
TRAVEL DATES // 2018 Catch me while I'm near you.
When I am not in one of the following locations, it is safe to assume I am in northern Michigan
Now // Hamble-le-rice, England Jan 19-22 Dusseldorf, Germany // Feb 2 // Traverse City, Michigan // March 6, England, United Kingdom // April 16, Gibraltar // April 26 Asheville, North Carolina // May 24 - Isle of Skye, Scotland // June 26 - Tahiti, French Polynesia // August 30 - Steamboat Springs, Colorado // October 3-10 // Annapolis, Maryland // November - Lagos, Portugal
Traveling slow brings with it creativity, introspection, and perspective. When I am not documenting others lives, I am sharing the joys, miseries, and comedies of living aboard. Recently having sailed double-handed from Michigan to England, I am not only convinced, but relentlessly certain, that the greatest means of travel is via sailboat.
© J . Z E V A L K I N K // 2 0 1 8