J. Montrell has worked as a photographer, commercial printer, graphic artist, web developer, publisher, advertising and marketing planner and consultant. The few months spent working with friends in a pawn shop makes for great stories. Favorite job..? JuJu’s husband.
Growing up as a product of the 60’s & 70’s and coming of age in the 80’s has given him a unique perspective on life and art.
At the age of 13 he discovered the works of Ansel Adams and planned to travel to California to study under his idol. Adams died just a few years later. With that dream lost he goes on a post-disco journey that puts him in Washington DC one year as a rabid young Republican and then on to various other incarnations including hippy activist, peacnik, lebertarian, marxist, goth, cut throat capitalist and back now too common sense.
The camera and photography have always been there as his most dependable tool of expression.
““I am a firm believer that every picture tells a story and should, as the work of an artist, evoke an emotion. There is no lens wide enough nor film vivid enough to capture the true beauty of Gods presentation of nature. This for me is the reason that we as artists will die unfulfilled and longing to take one more shot.” (J.Montrell – 2010)