Hi, I'm Jordan, a photographer and graphic designer based in Minnesota. Currently employed as a graphic designer, I'm working my way to becoming a freelance designer and photographer. I use every weekend to get out and take photos. It started as a hobby and morphed into a lifestyle.
I am inspired by the ice and cold of Minnesota winters. I love snow and sub-zero temperatures. Arctic animals, Lake Superior sea smoke, and snow storms make me feel at home. I'm convinced that winter is the best time of year and I could never live without it.
In an effort to become more mobile for photography, my husband and I are currently in the process of converting a school bus into a tiny home. We plan to pack our daughter, kitty, and pup inside and travel during the winters. It's going to be an adventure!
What inspires you to do the work you do?
Photography is a medium I use to spend time outdoors, get creative, and explore new places. For me, it's a motivation to travel, meet new people, and try new things. Rain or shine, winter or summer, I always have an excuse to go out and shoot. Without photography I would probably be a couch potato, watching through "The Office" for the 78th time (I'm only on my 12th time through right now...).
Tell us about how you get your best shots? What tools do you use?
It's tricky to say how I get my best shots! Sometimes I plan them out meticulously, and they turn out the way I envisioned. More often than not I plan for a shot, and end up getting something completely different in a spot I wasn't expecting, and it's the one I love most from that trip. As for gear, I recently upgraded to a Sony A7riii, but I actually shoot on Canon lenses. I love my setup, but I have to say, I started on a tiny Nikon D40, and I wouldn't have it any other way. The best camera is always the one you have!
Facebook | jordan.e.mileski
Instagram | jordan.mileski
YouTube | Nomad Creative
Pinterest | jordanmileski
Website | www.jordanmileski.com
To read more about Minnesota's featured photographers and other great content in Lake Time Magazine, you can purchase or subscribe online HERE and support this independent publication. By becoming a member you would receive the latest issues PLUS great Lake + Co. Shop perks!