March Maker of the Month - Meet Jeremy!
There’s many faces of Martha’s Vineyard. From the rolling farmlands of Chilmark and West Tisbury to the hustle and bustle of Oak Bluffs, the vivid colors of the Gay Head Cliffs, and the stillness of the Vineyard Haven Harbor. But the most important faces of Martha’s Vineyard are the people and what better way to be captured than by local photographer Jeremy Driesen.
Jeremy who’s originally from Chevy Chase, MD first picked up a camera at age 7. At 15 he was enrolled in high school photography classes, using an old Minolta SRT-101 camera given to him by his father. Inspired by human emotion and interaction, he honed into his craft here on Martha’s Vineyard, capturing the faces and places of the Island.
If you’ve ever seen Jeremy’s photography, you’d know it evokes emotions and captures the spirit of our Island. He has a unique eye for candid shots where that makes you feel as if you’re right there in the scene yourself.
Some of his photography can be seen plastered on the walls of the Ritz Cafe in Oak Bluffs, spread across social media of local musicians and more. More recently, he’s compiled his own photography book Vineyard Noir that features bold black and white shots from events such as Beach Road Weekend, Taste of the Vineyard and more. Jeremy has also been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Boston Magazine, Vineyard Style Magazine and Martha's Vineyard Magazine.
Although the Island could be considered his studio, he primarily works out of his home in Oak Bluffs. When he's not the man behind the lens, he's drumming and producing events, two other passions turned careers of his. When asked if he wanted to include anything else, he nonchalantly replied “nah”.
- Jordan Lane