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FSB083: Jeremy Cowart

June 12, 2009

Sometime the stars all align for a guy and an innate talent can quickly lead to super stardom. Jeremy Cowart is such an individual. He started his full time commercial and music editorial photography business in April 2005. In December of that year he was photographing music legend Sting (yeah, as in the ex-lead singer of “The Police”. When he was first discovered by his agent, he didn’t even know what an agent was). It’s been all up hill from there. His client list reads like a who’s who of entertainment: Sting, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cirus, Denise Richards, Ryan Seacrest, Kim Kardashian, ABC, E!, Fox, FX, Capitol Records, Island Records, and on and on and on. Last year he was the official photographer for the Christian concert tour Passion (comprised of four of the top bands in the Christian music scene), and he was the official photographer for Britney Spears’ Circus tour (talk about diametrically opposed. 😉 Oh, and did I mention he has NO formal photography education? Crazy man!

In this insightful interview, Jeremy tells us the story of his path to success, what life on the road for months at a time is like (hard when you have a wife and two kids waiting at home for you), where he gets his inspiration, and how his faith plays into his work. He also talks about his first foray into video production shooting his first music video for the group Abandon (using a 5D Mark II of course). He mentions on the blog post for that video how he just jumped into it without knowing anything about video (kind of like how he started in photography). I’m confident you’ll find this another inspiring interview.

Next week we have mother/daughter portrait photog sensations Sana Antisdel and Kia Bondurant of Antisdels Photography. Another example of an uber-successful studio in a small town.

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  1. June 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Really enjoyed this interview, Ron. Love Jeremy Cowart’s work and found it interesting to hear about his rise to “fame” with no formal training. Thanks for always getting the most interesting guests.

  2. June 18, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Great interview. I’ve always wanted to get to know Jeremy. He’s an inspiration to lot of us. 🙂

  3. September 15, 2009 at 1:15 am

    I just found out about Ron & his wife today via the TWIP podcast. And I enjoyed this interview you did with Jeremy. He's always been an inspiration for me and gave me a great deal advice two years ago like he did in this interview. And even though he's had great success & opportunities, he's still such a down to earth guy who hasn't forgot his roots and what's truly important in this world. Total respect!
    Side note: Don't leave Nashville Jeremy! You know you love it here. ; )

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