Jamie Goodsell is from Hornell, NY and started taking candid photographs on a beach vacation with a 35mm point and shoot when he was around nine years old. The first real moment he thought about photography as an art form was in a high school darkroom class where the teacher introduced him to printing techniques, the manual workings of the camera, and photographers like Marry Ellen Mark, Richard Avedon and William Eggleston (he still keeps his first photo print framed in his office as a reminder).
He then decided to join the U.S. Navy so that he could one day afford to study photography, and after four years of honorable duty he was finally ready to achieve that dream. He moved to Tennessee in 2009 and received his BFA in Photographic Imaging with Honors from The Art Institute of Nashville in 2012. Before he even graduated, he started interning at a local record label called Third Man Records with the intentions of assisting the in-house photographer and maybe one day doing shoots of his own. It was about ten months into his internship that he photographed his first Live At Third Man Records album cover – which was a band called The Shins.
Since then he has photographed over twenty album covers for the label, done countless portraits, and really honed his craft there. The experience from Third Man and their love for all things analog really kept film alive during his growing career. In 2017 he cleaned out the old darkroom inside of the building (that wasn’t getting any use at the time), and started making black and white prints again. Over the past two years he has put a lot of effort into rebuilding his portfolio primarily with film photography and continues to shoot regularly in 35, 120, and instant film formats. He is available for commissions anywhere on the planet and would love to hear your ideas for your next project.
Record Collector Magazine
Rolling Stone Magazine
30th Century Records
Rough Beast Records
Rough Trade Records
Third Man Records
Degree: BFA in Photography (2012) Graduated with Honors