Sean Jeffcoat (ig: jeffcoat_sean)
Blog Post By: @Remingtonnn
[Q] What made you decide to leave and pursue opportunities outside of your hometown, Fayetteville, NC?
[A] I think college was my determining factor or at least a stepping stone. Fayetteville isn’t the greatest place to live in the world. You can easily get caught up in something you aren’t supposed to do or get too comfortable and stay there. With the help of football and going to Elon University, I was able to meet a lot of people and interact with them. New York was always a city that I wanted to visit. I mean I’ve been to about 40+ states and I came here once for an all-star. It was unreal riding through Manhattan. Lights everywhere. It was crazy. And coming from the ville, people don’t often get a chance to do this. So, coming here for school to get another degree, free might I add, it was only right to come and get the experience, so I can better my skills. And I think I have done that so far.
[Q] What would you say is your purpose and passion behind your freelance journey?
[A] Honestly, I think my purpose and passion behind photography is my love for people. I love meeting new people and seeing the good in people. Getting a genuine smile, getting a genuine reaction is so much better to me than a posed look. Anything too posed annoys me because it doesn’t tell a story to me, that doesn’t take away from anyone who models or any photographer that shots models constantly and has them pose… I mean I do it too, but genuine smiles and laughter and any other emotion makes more sense to me and I want to share that with people.
[Q] What is your favorite type of photography? Is there someone you look up to in the photography or freelance world?
[A] Maaaaaaaan portrait work is my favorite. Like I said earlier, I love meeting new people and showing a natural side of them. I don’t think we have enough actual interaction with one another anymore as a whole because of the internet so, working with people, whether they are models are not, makes me enjoy photography that much more. Plus, its dope to tell people that I am a photographer… I’m 6’2, 215lbs and used to play football for a living… it’s fun not fitting a stereotype as well so that makes portrait work fun too. As far as looking up to anyone, not really in that sense but seeing more talented people pursue something they love is dope to see so it helps me keep going. Plus, I hate feeling like others are getting better then so I try to keep up or past them in my head. That’s just the competitor in me. I should look up some people to follow but honestly guys like my lil bro Tessi keep me going. They keep taking unreal shots, so I have to keep going, it’s only right. Not only him though, many others but you know what I mean haha. And my bad if I rambled a bit. Never really been interviewed for my work before.