The Hundreds’ fam and contributor, San Francisco-based photographer Travis Jensen just got featured on SF’s creative agency, WEREHAUS, for his unrivaled off-the-cuff street photography skills. After grabbing a bite to eat with Jan Swayze and chatting about his work with Travis’s own brand, FOTOMISH, the editor/director of WEREHAUS, Brian Chu, realized that Travis was the perfect candidate for a short documentary. What ensued was an honest firsthand look at Travis’s method and philosophy behind his breathtakingly unique, attitude-driven photos.
“Do your own thing, always,” says Travis in the short, where he takes us along with his crew on his daily route, giving us a rare glimpse of true street photography at work. Learn about his skateboarding roots, why narrative and personal style are of utmost importance, and what photography really means to him. In an Instagram photo world of symmetricality and cold, dead “urban photography,” catering to the – in Travis’s own words – “tap-tap” masses, Travis Jensen’s work is shockingly honest, raw, and in-your-face, depicting the human condition from the point of view of the streets, laid bare.
Words by Alina Nguyen