Jennifer Grimm

Art Director, Atlanta

Disposable Magazine x Urban Outfitters

 
 
 
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Jennifer Grimm is an art director and designer living in Atlanta. She grew up in a seaside town of Southern California but moved to Atlanta as a teen. She finds passion in the heat of the city as well as its spirit of community. You can find her photography in collaborations with brands like Proenza Schouler and Gucci, and you can find her street photography in recaps from Paris Fashion Week.

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@jennifer__grimm

 
 
 

You live in Atlanta, were you born and raised there? 

I grew up in a little seaside town in Southern California. I began freshman year of high school in Atlanta and have been here since.

 

What is the particularity of that city and what do you like the most about it?

In Atlanta, there’s this strange phenomenon that you can be anywhere in the city and find chicken wings laying in the street. I love the heat, the way people speak, and this prevailing spirit of community.

 

When creating, what inspires you the most?

Mostly books—books on art, philosophy, poetry, social theory, design history. For me, it’s important to have a wide pool of references.

 

Can you tell us something about the people in your pictures?

They all made me smile. 

 

All the mattresses in your pictures, coincidence or curiosity?

I must have wanted a nap those days. Hah

 

Where are you traveling next?

Maybe New York in the near future.

 
 

Your idea of happiness? 

No plans on a sunny day.  

 

Your idea of misery? 

Being stagnant.

 

If not yourself, who would you be? 

A child again.

 

Your heroes? 

My grandmother.

 

What is your present state of mind? 

Grateful I’ve got no plans and its a sunny day.

 

Bedside table books? 

Malcolm Gladwell and this artist monograph on Raymond Pettibon.

 

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? 

I hardly ever have this problem.

 

Do you collect? 

Books and white tees.

 

Tea or coffee? 

Lately tea.

 
 

Right or left handed? 

Right.

 

What is the best dish you can cook? 

Haha.

 

What is your middle name?

Renee.

 

What do you do in your free time? 

Read, hunt for books, write, practice yoga.

 

What inspires you?

Art and culture and people who successfully manage to
cross-pollinate between many disparate mediums.

 

What do you do for money? 

Make images.

 

What do you do for pleasure? 

Make money.

 

 
 

What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

My parents are always right.

 

A color? 

Always blue.

 

A city? 

Los Angeles.

 

What are your plans for this weekend? 

Run around with no plans.

 

A song? 

Mattiel — Baby Brother