It seems that if you looked all over the Internet to find everything you want to know about Jimmy Kastner (that’s me by the way), you may not need to look much further than this site. In fact this webpage is really the go to place for most things about Jimmy Kastner… Wouldn’t it be funny if I decided to stop writing my about me section right here?
…I think that would have been hilarious, but you wouldn’t know that I’m about to claim that I’m a photographer and graphic designer from Somerville, New Jersey. You see, I’m a photographer and graphic designer from Somerville, New Jersey. I like to keep things light and interesting. It’s all about having fun and embracing what life throws at you. My photography represents the experience that is life… specifically my life and what I experience every day.
I have taken that idea and turned it into an ongoing project I call 10,000+ and it’s basically a 365 project that didn’t quite end after the first year. It all started on my 10,000th day alive, which I calculated with Wolfram | Alpha, and felt would be a good day to begin such a project. Today, I’m at [php snippet=1] and I’m still going strong. I believe the act of taking a picture every day, stretching my mind for photo ideas with this project, and even accepting the fact that many ideas and themes can get a bit repetitive, has actually made me a better photographer. Since starting 10K Plus, I have been taken more seriously as an artist and I have, at the very least, gotten my foot in the door as a professional photographer. Now that I’m well into this project, I have decided to retire and dedicate this site to a project that couldn’t stand the test of time… kidding… I’m definitely going to continue this. It’s been a great ride… Sometimes I wonder if the project defines me as much as I define it.
All of my favorite photos and design work is on this site, which I designed all by myself, fueled by several gallons of coffee and out of scraps of code in a cave. I could talk about every picture I ever shot all day if you
paid wanted me to, but I’m a little too quiet so I’ll let my work speak for itself… So I’ve decided it would be best to end my about me section here instead.