Jared Lichtenberger is our second #FeatureAustin share. Check out some choice shots from his Instagram and read a little more about the feeling evoking photographer and middle school teacher.
Hey, Jared👋🏼. What is your Instagram handle so peeps can follow you?
How long have you lived in Austin? 🗺
26 years! Well -4 since I left town for college.
How did you first find out about IGAustinTexas?
I came across IGAustinTexas browsing Instagram for other Austin area photographers. I saw the hashtag and fell in love with the community aspect.
How do you define community? 🌱
A group of people working together to lift each up and experience growth.
What keeps you making photos and taking snapshots for the gram?
The idea that photography is a way of recording ones own unique perspective of the world around them. I hope that my perspective and the resulting images evoke emotion and draw viewers in to connect with the imagery based on other's own life experiences.
What are you most passionate about and why?
Making a lasting impact. I'm a middle school teacher. I teach leadership and photojournalism. I'm passionate about impacting others because I have found so much fulfillment in serving others ahead of myself.
What are you up to now?
During the summer months I have a great opportunity to rest and recharge from the school year. I binge watched all 6 seasons of Breaking Bad in 4 weeks and I have been exploring medium format film photography with my newly acquired Pentax 67II.
Any links you want to share with us ?
#FeatureAustin is a new ongoing campaign by IGAustinTexas where we feature a different IGer of Austin weekly. We aim to give exposure to creatives across Austin and help them connect with one another and the city.