Jacquie Ray is a 27 year old film photographer based in Los Angeles and she is the mind behind the High Creatives project.
When we meet for the first time her works we felt a strong attraction in knowing more about her world and her strong aesthetic choices.
Giangiacomo Cirla: Hi Jacquie, how are you?
Jaquie Ray: Hi, Giangiacomo I am doing wonderful.
G: How it is this period for you?
J: I just released one of my longer erotica videos on my website and currently working on more. I am constantly thinking of ways to express my current feelings through my images, everything I do is personal, I talk about things I have been through or going through at the moment. It’s cool that the topics I hit are also inspiring other people to be them and feel empowered with themselves.
G: How is your relathionship with photography and what inspired you?
J: I have a very serious relationship with photography, we have been in love for the past 2 years (laughs). I stopped shooting for 4 years after art school. I am 27 years old and I can say that since I picked up my camera again I have become myself, the person that I was too afraid to become. I was lost before. When I was younger I was very shy about my sexuality, my desires, and all because of how I felt about myself physically, my work is now inspired by my own self oppressions and breaking them down. Being raised by my Salvadorian family didn’t make things easier either, I had to battle with who I was and old school traditions/views on life.
J: I always want people to feel something when they see my work. Anything.