We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Nicholson Nicholson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordan Nicholson, what makes you happy? Why?
Simplicity in creativity makes me happy. Being able to focus only on the key activities you love to do and putting your all into them, without letting outside distractions get in the way. It creates truer, more honest results and I love focusing on that in every aspect of my life.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a music photographer and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music in some way. I love being at live gigs, shooting in the pit and being a part of the excitement. It takes a lot of time, being a small gigs and shooting things for free, before you might get the chance to do bigger things, but as everyone who has success in creative fields knows, it’s worth it and builds character. Since the music industry went silent over lockdown and is now slowly coming back, I’ve had the chance to think about the kind of art I’d like to create, changing the look and taking more risks with shoots. I hope to incorporate more nature and color into the shoots that I do whether it’s for a musician or even a fashion-related shoot. I’m excited to see where things go.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I had a friend visiting, I would for sure take them to Gjusta, my favorite place to eat in LA. I live on the west side and always go there to sit outside and relax. I’m also a big outdoors person so a trip to Malibu to hike would for sure be in the books and also a little trip up to Ventura to take a boat out to the Channel Islands. If there were no restrictions then a concert would be another activity. I would take them to one of my favorite venues, like The Orpheum or the Teragram Ballroom to catch a cool show.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Friends and family are so key in everyday success – people need people and anything I have done has always had the support from my parents, sister, and best friends, always. But to be honest, as a person of faith, I have to give the big shoutout to God, who orchestrates things in my life in a way that truly surprises me and I know I’m always taken care of, which creates a huge space for trust, creativity and adventure.