My name is Jamie Harmon
I was born on a levee near Greenville, Mississippi in the back of a 1966 Chevy Corvair… it was a four door with a silver paint job. Jim Henson (creator of The Muppets) was also born in Greenville but not in a 66 Corvair – he was from the 1930’s so the car would have been older.
I lived in the following cities between the ages of 0 – 13: Greenville (of course), Southaven, Tupelo and Clarksdale, MS. Then – Helena, Wynne, and Forrest City, AR.
I took up a camera when I was in 3rd grade and mainly photographed ditches and forts that I would build out of fallen tree limbs. Occasionally I would do a self-portrait in the woods with a machete’ or hatchet – or possibly a Rambo knife attached to my belt.
A few short years later would find me dropping out of Memphis College of Art because it was scary and quite frankly kept me from doing what I wanted to do – which was whatever I felt like doing depending on the day. I started a photo business by the time I was 21 and worked my ass off till I was 27. I built a one-hour photo-processing lab out of a 1974 camper in 1995 but couldn’t find a practical use for it.
I have over 120 hours of college but no degree – almost finished in Cultural Anthropology but saw something shiny and got distracted.
I love working with People, animals, kids and found objects. I am very patient and personable.
I have an amazing wife – Leah Keys and three thoughtful, smart, creative, and sometimes pain in the butt kids… Gus, Emmaline & Hopper.
Thanks for listening