Jesse Rinyu is a creative professional living and working in Philadelphia, PA. He's been a featured artist in the Philadelphia City Paper, Juxtapoz Magazine, and most importantly, called a ripoff by a certain gallery owner/capitalist art pimp/possible Phil Collins clone in Manhattan. No, I'm not bitter.
Currently, his pet projects are bikepacking/bicycle touring, with an emphasis on photographing the journey. In his spare time, he co-operates J&H bags, an adventure luggage company, with his wife Holly.
My goal is a selfish one; to capture contrasts, whether it be contrasting colors, themes or shapes and the emotions they carry with them. Have you ever witnessed a color or a smell and had it trigger a sharp emotional reaction? That’s what I hope to achieve here. A scavenger hunt for feelings.
Photography, for me, is as much about the mechanical aspect as it the aesthetic one. I enjoy taking thoughtful, deliberate photographs with cameras that have been discarded or forgotten. These are cameras that I can repair, use and give value to that were once forgotten. Living by the code of the racoon.
What I'm shooting lately (01/01/19)
Kodak Portra 400 (120mm)
Fuji Industrial 100 (35mm)
TMAX 400 (120mm)
1984 Schwinn High Sierra