Could you introduce yourself?
My name is Jack Vincent Fullard, founder and head of China White Photography. I am an English photographer who shoots mainly Fashion and Street Photography, although I'm very passionate about documentary style too. I like loud music, hippy vibes and sick garms.
What’s your life philosophy? How do you try to apply that to your work?
My life philosophy is be happy being yourself. You cannot and will not please everyone so do not try. Some people love my work, others hate it. So I try to keep my work as real as I can for those that rate it because they are the ones that keep coming back for more.
Could you tell us what you think makes you stand apart in the art industry?
My personality, I have yet to come across someone with as much passion and energy as me. I will get you hyped and excited about my work and projects, but I will also get you buzzing about your own work if it's something I'm feeling.
How would you describe your art style? Do you feel like it reflects you?
My style is comparable to none. I take my influences and experiences in the streets, in my travels, the people I meet and I mould it so that even though you see my style and attitude throughout the images, I'm forever evolving and switching it up. It is like I can feel the electricity flowing through me and I've only just begun.
What are a few tips for other artists that might be reading this?
Keep going, I started China White back in 2014 with an iphone and no name. Now I am picking up speed and momentum. I act like I am already famous. If you visualise it, get your graft on, it will come. Sitting on your arse waiting for someone to give you it all doesn't work. If you don't feel your brand then why should anyone else?
If you had to choose any music album that captures the emotion of your work, what would it be and why?
It would be a toss up between Kendrick Lamars’ ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ and A$AP Rocky ‘LONG.LIVE.A$AP’. These two albums helped shape me into a better artist. K Dot because of the story telling and the deepness to his music. It's real, there is no fakeness. He's trying to wake people up, not dumb them down - same as me. And Flacko because I feel I can relate to him. He's an all-rounder. If something is dope, he is feeling it - same as me. I don’t wanna just take myself to the top. I wanna have a full team of creatives working together as a collective and these two keep me grounded but they make me fly at the same time.
What's one thing that has to do with art that others might not know about you?
I used to spit bars and paint a little. I was in the studio from age 16, I still miss it now, and I've dabbled in graffiti, only on buildings though. Some of the proper bombers from my area are unreal. I love the whole ‘taking over trains with your work’. I've always admired them because it’s one more middle finger up to the man.
Do you have any rituals you do before you start your creative process for a new project, to get your mind and energy in the right place?
Music. Always. I name a lot of my pieces after songs I've been inspired by, as I have my headphones in constantly. I visualise certain types of shoots that go along with the songs I'm playing, it’s the perfect combination to get everything flowing.
What’s a typical day for you?
I get up, eat fruit on an empty stomach if I haven’t gone for a run first. Then I'll check social media, and if I’m not in class that day I'll be watching vice and noisey documentaries, followed by networking - all day that’s all I do is talk to people all over the place and plan. Plan and network. If I'm by myself my headphones are in, if I'm chilling with someone then it’s blasting loud.
Coffee or tea?
Tea, I used to be an avid brew-drinker but I don’t consume milk anymore so I'm on an herbal flex, haha.
What are some of your goals for 2017?
I'm flying to Paris this month to try and shoot some fashion in the spot where they filmed La Haine. Someone is filming a documentary about me so we’re gonna try and add some footage from Paris in there. I have a designer working on a logo so I can get it put on some snapbacks and hopefully gonna get my collaboration zine up and printed called GVS - good vibe syndicate. So if all that works out then who knows what will come next.
What makes you happy?
New projects, meeting and working with like-minded creatives and taking a sick shot. If I get a shot that blows my mind I beam for ages, haha.
Any closing comments?
Yes. Life can take you to some insane moments, good and bad. One thing I've learnt though is fuck the past, don’t worry about the future. Just handle your shit now in the present and boss whatever it is you are doing. If you are unhappy, change your situation. It’s never too late. Look at me. I was a full on wasteman going nowhere because I listened to other people’s opinions instead of being myself. Once you let go of that hold you think society has over you, the freedom that comes and the power in you takes you to supernova status. My name is Jack Vincent Fullard and this is China White Photography. Keep your ears and eyes out for me, we are Outchea.