Matt Payne Photography Blog: Landscape Photography As A Tool To Manage Depression - A Conversation With Jerad Armijo - September 2, 2020

Welcome to episode 176 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer living in Portland, Oregon - Jerad Armijo.

Jerad possesses a rare condition known as chromesthesia which he uses to augment his landscape photography experiences and processes to create images that are unique to him. Jerad also has found photography to be a great tool to process and manage depression and life events.
Jerad and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How he got his start in landscape photography,
  • Jerad's use of photography as a tool to manage his depression,
  • Jerad's chromesthesia and how it changes the way he sees the landscape as a photographer,
  • Photographic celibacy,
  • ... and more!

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I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here are the people that Jerad recommended for the podcast:

1. Tara Workman.

2. Sam Austin.

3. Ross Schram von Haupt.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. My YouTube Channel.


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Here is a transcript to this week's episode: