Name: Jessie Bush
Blog: We The People wethepeoplestyle.com
How did We The People come about?
I started We The People about two years ago. At the time, I was reading a huge amount of blogs so it seemed like the logical progression to start creating content myself.
What’s it all about?
We The People is about capturing the daily style and mood of people I meet both on and off the street.
When did you start noticing you had fans?
I don’t have a huge level of personal interaction with my readers to be honest. Ninety per cent of the content isn’t about me so I wouldn’t say I have a fan base like many style bloggers do. But I have lots of great readers who keep coming back and offer supportive comments, which is more than enough for me! I’m also very lucky because regular posting and unique content means my readership is constantly growing.
What are the pros and cons?
Pros are meeting inspiring creatives, the new opportunities, creating your own content, the list really could go on and on. Cons are that it’s a new medium and some people are only (just) coming around to the idea that blogs are a legitimate place to share work and ideas. But for the most part it’s great.
Who are you currently working with?
Well, I’m about to leave Sydney for Europe, so I’m just tying up loose ends. But I have a couple of editorials planned before I leave with some great stylists who I love working with. I’m also shooting a few Australian designers for various features before I leave – I’ve definitely got a soft spot for local designers.
Who is the most interesting person you’ve ever met?
I’m not sure that famous equals the most interesting, but I recently shot Caroline Polachek from Chairlift who was really cool and down to earth.
What has been your favourite editorial shoot?
Not sure I have a favourite, but I was really happy with my recent editorial in Fallen magazine.
Have you got any tips for photographers/bloggers wanting to get into the industry?
Be motivated, surround yourself with talented people and work hard to learn the skills you need. Nothing comes easy and people appreciate enthusiasm.
– Kelsey Ferencak