Valerie Jardin is still modest enough to correct me when I refer to her as an expert on street photography, but it' not that she hasn't earned the title.
I love her quote, "photography is my passion, my obsession, my addiction. I live and breathe in pixels!"
Valerie is a natural a storyteller who focuses mostly street photography.
Her work has hung in galleries in the United States and in Europe, but she enjoys paying it forward most.
"Teaching is my opportunity to share my passion and skills with others while leading photography workshops," she writes. "I also give talks and presentations at photo conferences and offer online portfolio reviews and business consultations."
I know Valerie as the host of the weekly street photography podcast, Street Focus, and writer for Digital Photography School magazine.
In this interview, I ask Valerie:
Listen to the podcast and find the show notes at bit.ly/shutterbuglife019.