Today we have an interview with Jackson Tyler Eddy, owner and operator of A Frame Forward Photography. We’d like to thank Jackson not only for his support of this year’s Veg Fest, but also for putting his beliefs into action with his dedication to green business practices. To see samples of his work (we highly recommend it) visit his website.
CAA: What is your mission?
Jackson: I am a Twin Cities based Custom Lifestyle Portrait & Wedding Photographer. Almost nothing makes me happier than delivering amazing images to clients that truly touch their hearts, now and well on into the future. I’m a big believer in Gandhi’s wise words about being the change you wish to see in the world. I base all my personal and business decisions around this philosophy. I am Minnesota’s highest rated “green” photographer, operating and creating in an eco-friendly manner. You can read more about my green ways on my website.
CAA: Why are you sponsoring the Veg Fest?
Jackson: I was excited about being a part of this inaugural event because I have a strong passion about the Vegan/Vegetarian lifestyle and wanted to connect with other like-minded folks in and around my community.
Having never really been a big meat eater, I have been a pure Vegetarian for about 7 years now, along with my better half Natalie and our two young boys. I’m Vegan a lot of the time but do dabble with kind cheese and eggs on occasion.
Besides the fact that killing an animal makes me sad, factory farming is just out of control. It’s out of control in the sense of sheer animal cruelty and also because of the huge negative impact on our environment and surrounding ecosystems. I am excited that the awareness, and knowledge about these facts are becoming more mainstream. Regular folks, filmmakers, influential leaders, and celebrities have all been embracing and endorsing our movement and I feel that the future is bright.
CAA: What are you most excited about at the Veg Fest?
Jackson: Although I won’t be speaking at the event I will be just about everywhere else, with camera in hand capturing the days details, events, and speakers.
I’ll also have a booth to share my work and my family will be joining me as well. I’ll be giving away some deeply discounted Kid & Family Portrait coupons as well as giving away some free sessions in a random drawing.
I absolutely love photographing and spending time with kids and their families. And to be able to work with clients that share the same personal beliefs makes it that much more special. I very much look forward to meeting a bunch of awesome like-minded individuals and families at TC Veg Fest in July.