Genius Spotlight: J3
Genius Team: What’s your definition of Genius?
J3: Someone who can enhance the human experience with their knowledge and talent.
GT: What genius do you most admire?
J3: Jean Paul Goude
GT: Who’s someone who doesn’t get enough credit for being a genius?
J3: Spike Lee
GT: What was the last piece of art that inspired you?
J3: Bisa Butler’s The Safety Patrol
GT: How do you stay motivated? What keeps you hungry?
J3: Meditation allows me to envision my destiny. And my destiny is very motivating.
GT: What’s your relationship to cannabis? Do you incorporate it into your creative process?
J3: I really only like to smoke in the morning. I sometimes smoke when I’m editing images in Photoshop.
GT: What’s the craziest idea you’ve ever had when high?
J3: You’ll see it in a gallery/museum one day.
GT: Finish this sentence: One time I got high and __. It was amazing.
J3: One time I got high and saw a flying saucer. It was amazing.
GT: What was your vision for the Genius photoshoot? What would you like people to take from it?
J3: My vision was to highlight the form and shape of smoke. Smoke creates really unique and intriguing shapes. Smoke constantly changes in form so I wanted people to see the beauty of its shapes in a still moment to hold on to the vibe in that very moment.
GT: Can you give us a narrative on the characters you used in this shoot? Who are they, and what is their story?
J3: Smokers come from all walks of life. My characters are just a few who embraces the culture of smoking marijuana. They are creatives and corporate professionals who enjoy cannabis.