Meet Director of Photography, Jeremy Rodney Hall
Jeremy Rodney Hall is a multifaceted artist from Toronto, Canada (photography, music production, singing) and enjoys creating but loves impacting lives. He has explored the concepts of mental health, love, and community, using art as his vehicle to understand people.
How did you get your start as a photographer?
My dad used to take family photos of each vacation trip we went on, print the images, and have us look through them shortly after coming home. One trip in particular the images looked different, almost like they were popping off the page, and the flower he photographed had a blurry background. From then on, I was obsessed, secured my first digital camera months later thanks to my parents and straight A’s (had to make a deal that school year LOL) and haven’t looked back since.
Photography isn't the only type of art you create. Can you tell us a little about your music?
My music has been something I’ve been involved in since I’ve started photography. It has been amazing being able to express myself through music because, similar to cinematography, things change over time. Music is a deep passion of mine which I’m turning into my full time career, and I’m so excited to share what I've been making with the world.
Outside of Black Enough, what's one of your favorite projects you've worked on?
I have two:
How did you get involved in Black Enough?
Micah stalked me (: (Editor’s note: He’s not kidding. You’ll find out more about this later)
A photographer by trade, this was your first time doing cinematography, right? What was that like?
Yes this was my first time doing cinematography and to be honest it was hard but very fulfilling. I’m used to seeing my images still, never moving.. pouring over every inch of the frame because I can, it’s a second of time. With video there is so much more I was able to say gesturally through lighting, movement and it was a great experience working with Micah who has a very similar brain when we work. It was seamless!
Why are you most excited about Black Enough?
I’m excited to see what people take away from the show, and the narratives they develop.
What has been your favorite part of working on this show?
Been a part of the amazing family that we created while being here. I could not have asked for a better experience to be a part of, and the people who were on board left a serious impression on me.
What does it mean to you to be Black Enough?
Simply to be enough. Worthy. Worth it.