Jordan Eisbjerg – Photographer
Jordan James Eisbjerg is an up and coming photographer on the London fashion scene. He grew up in Perth, Western Australia he grew up in a bubble. Moved over to England at 22 with all the hopes and dreams of a basic town nobody.
“Moving to London has 100 percent built who I am over the last 5 years. I’m now 27 and living and working in Central London as a freelance photographer.”
What’s your background?
My background is sales funny enough. I was always interested in fashion and always spent every other second thinking about how I could make a career in this industry that I enjoyed and thrived in. Have always been on set doing photoshoots and editing on photoshop and it was only when I found photography it all fell into place.
What or who is inspiring you right now?
What is inspiring me right now is seeing my friends or the people I know here working and doing their things. I feel it pushes me to keep going and to keep pumping out new ideas. So in a simple response, my surroundings and heavily what I fill my head with online.
How did you come to work in your creative industry?
I was always on set modelling, styling and even in my day job in photography sales, I was always seeing and editing and watching creatives create beautiful work. I guess it was just my time on set in other roles that eventually found my way to behind the camera.
What was your first job?
First job in this industry that I ever had was shooting for NOCTIS magazine last year which is due to be released in January 2019 for the CULT EDITION
How have you developed your career?
By working and creating and putting out content that is relatable to the work I want to do. I have a lot of work come to me via instagram etc so developing my career I have spent time curating how I am perceived online.
What do you aim to say with your work?
I’m not completely sure if that can be put into one answer. There’s a lot of things i’d like to say and stand up for with my photography but mostly my message would be bringing the culture of bromance to the light of the new aged millennial that couldn’t care less for sexual preferences.
Describe your creative process
This changes every time depending on the team I’m working with. A lot of it is just in my head in the moment. I do admit I could use a bit more organisation but I’m glad with what I’m doing and this can come with time.
How would you define your style?
Still working it out. I like to shoot menswear or just men or boys in general as its something I know and can relate to. I have been experimenting with a few different styles but I’ve mostly been told my work comes across very documentary vibes.
What are the qualities that define an artist?
Someone who actively pursues to create whatever art expresses them best?
Paint a picture of where you live/describe it
I live in a small but nice studio flat with my beautiful Russian blue “Gosha” It’s grey on grey on grey on grey with a big black railing down the side for my clothes. My place really is my hub to be honest. South London really feels like home to me.
Who has been the most inspirational person for you?
A friend I don’t really want to name in this interview but they know who they are. I feel I have never been more inspired by one person and seeing what they can create and do with themselves even from a horrible personal situation. I owe everything to this person for really showing me what path I should be taking and pushing me to get shit done.
What’s the project you are working on right now that you feel most passionately about?
Right now I am testing and taking a break before the craziness of fashion week in January. I am scheduled to be shooting backstage for this season with Schon! Magazine who I have worked with a few times now and absolutely have a ball working backstage. Right now I am feeling very passionate and excited about this and ready to be let loose backstage the capture the beauty that is London Collection Mens.
Describe your typical daily routine?
Wake up. Smoke weed. Sleep… I’m a mess hahahahaha
What project of yours has inspired you the most?
It was something very small and really at the very beginning of my career but working with a Russian Next model called Aleksandr. He moved in such an amazing way and was such a pleasure shooting it to this day I the shoot that cemented this path for me going forward.
What are your beauty secrets?
Smoke weed. Drink Redbull. Bathe in Aesop
How do you try to stay healthy? Mentally and physically.
I don’t, Mentally I am a complete meltdown mess. I have ADHD and OCD and Chronic Depression which sucks but could be worse so this is still a work in progress.
What is your favourite film?
Romeo and Juliet by Baz Luhrmann.
Do you have a favourite quote that you try to live by?
Be brave, Live. Its tattooed in Russian on my neck and is from Buffy the vampire slayer lol! Also is one of my sisters favourite quotes.
What makes you nervous?
Everything. Meeting people. Crowds.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Shooting boys either here on in LA.
Do you dream?
Not a lot to be completely honest but when I do it is f****d up.
If you were a perfume, what would you smell of?
What’s on your playlist right now?
See more of Jordan’s photography work on his instagram @jordaneisbjerg
and on his website