Jamie Kripke is a photographer from Toledo, Ohio. He also exhibits and sells limited edition fine art prints. Designed circa 2005, Jamie’s wordmark takes advantage of lowercase Linotype Bodoni Bold Italic. The dots on the j and i’s are notably absent to create a nuanced and linear, fluid feeling – evocative of Jamie’s presence. When paired with Helvetica in supporting usages, this typographic combination captures a classically-modern and timeless sense of refinement that Jamie exudes and imbues throughout his work.
When asked, “What do you shoot?” which happens rather often, Jamie responds accordingly, “I get this question a lot. And to be honest, I wish I didn’t. It would be so much easier if I could just say ‘people’ or ‘landscapes’ or ‘sports,’ but the fact is, answering that question takes me some time. Because I’ve never wanted to shoot just one thing — much like I’ve never wanted to eat, write, paint, read or think only one thing.” So instead of “what do you shoot?” Jamie wishes people would ask, “why do you shoot?” He’d say, “I shoot because finding beauty in the everyday makes me happy.