So who are you and what the hell is a Jademunky you ask?
Thanks for asking. First up Jademunky came about from a throwaway line in a cartoon and I thought it was funny so it kinda stuck. Now onto the more important stuff and why you clicked on this page.
Who is Jademunky and why should you trust us with your project? Well, I started Jademunky back in 2009. I'm just a guy that enjoys anything creative. I was a trained tailor/dressmaker and spraypainter (odd combination right?) but I also consider myself an artist, photographer, painter, writer, musician, videographer and general tinkerer. I like to have fun in what I'm doing and have a bit of a laugh.
I come from a family that encouraged artistic expression, regardless of the medium, and I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue many different areas of interest which have given me exposure to a wide range of industries and people.
My dad and granddad were practical and artistic as well, they taught me to draw, paint and make things with his hands. My mum is musical and a published author. This background has given me a good grounding in the arts and a passion to create.
I don't consider myself an expert in anything because to me that title means there is nothing left to learn, and there is always something new to learn, no matter what it is you do. There is an old martial arts saying "If your cup is full there is no more room, so you must empty your cup every now and then." Now, they're not talking about drinking tea here, it's more about understanding the more you know, the more you realise you don't know, so you have to be open to always learning.
I've been using Photoshop for many years but I still learn something new all the time as the program evolves and develops as well. As good as the program is it still comes down to the skill of the operator as to how the images turn out - we've all seen the bad photoshop jobs out there on the web - if you haven't just google "photoshop fails" some of them are hilarious and it's amazing how many commercial jobs you'll find there, none of our work though. I also run free Photoshop training courses because I love to share the knowledge I have gained.
For me there is no greater thrill than taking a concept or idea and turning it into a reality. Be it a particular photo or a composite image or a painting or video - whatever it is and whatever the medium.
If you don't get out of your comfort zone once and a while you become stagnant and then what's the point, right?