Jazz is Me

This photographic essay is about documenting all of the Jazz greats known by everyone. These musicians allowed me into their personal environment for two weeks to a month to be photographed and to tell their story of what jazz means to them. The viewer can get a deeper and real understanding of jazz and its history, and how it has made an impact on the world. Then I design a custom silver metal ¾ Black Matt window frame for the Black &White 11x14 fiber-based prints. This allows the viewer to peek close inside the musician's personal life and then read the power personal statement and see the musician's personal memento on the outside of the window frame. This is their legacy of jazz for the world and their story.