JACQUELYN DALEY / OWNER
When I turned 27, I started soul searching really hard because I found myself nowhere near where I thought I would be. I hadn't reached a single milestone I felt I should have, and as I got farther and farther away from my days as a high-school athlete and an artist, I lost touch of who I was and what I was good at. So, I did what any 27 year-old should do. I started taking violin lessons, and then piano lessons, and then acting classes. I didn't know what I was doing but I knew it was helping me to remember that I was good at something. As I turned 30, everything shifted in my mind; I no longer had a 2 in front of my Birthday to make it feel like I still had time. My acting coach encouraged me to buy a camera so that I could send out video auditions. I had somehow made it through my whole life never owning a camera or testing it out as an art medium. When I got my hands on one for the first time, I knew at that moment I had found what I was going to do. Taking a leap of faith, I quit my job and with no savings, I took out 3 credit cards and bought everything I would need to start my own photography business. That year I put my head down and taught myself everything from Photoshop, to creating a website and portfolio. After a year of teaching myself the ground work, I starting shooting video and focused on perfecting my craft as a cinematographer.
The driving force behind all of my work is my obsession with emotion. Emotion is the only thing that matters in this one life we live. This work has taught me that life is fleeting. We don't know how long we have here, and I try to film everyone I love as much as I can, because we never know the last time that we'll get to see that smile. I wrote this little quote to go with a short commercial video I made, but it rings true far beyond any commercial gimmick: "We are not immortal... But my videos are."