The day after his wedding with singer Kim Kardashian, Jimmy Nelson, who has been documenting his family’s life for years, flew to Nashville to meet with a reporter.
“We just talked about the day, I mean I’ve always been kind of a photojournalist, I was never really good at it,” he said, adding that he felt the experience was “pretty special”.
But you know, it’s a beautiful city, it is.” “
I’ve never been good at the journalism side of it.
But you know, it’s a beautiful city, it is.”
The photographer’s wife, Kim, and daughter, Madison, attended the wedding and filmed the event with him, with footage of the couple’s family, Kim’s father and mother, plus Nelson’s children.
The couple is expecting their second child in the next few weeks.
“It’s pretty amazing, it feels like heaven to be a part of it, to have my family come and be with me,” he added.
Nelson, an award-winning photographer, also recorded a video of the event that went viral.
He said that, during the wedding, he “felt very special” as he captured the moment his family were “trying to hold onto something”.
“It was just such a beautiful moment, so I just had a feeling that I was at home,” he continued.
“You know, I’m not like the world is so full of photographers, but to be able to be in this situation is really special.”
“Just to be here for that moment, that moment of love, it just feels so good.” “
Nelson, 34, has documented the family for more than 20 years and said that he feels a connection to his subjects because of their shared love of photography. “
Just to be here for that moment, that moment of love, it just feels so good.”
Nelson, 34, has documented the family for more than 20 years and said that he feels a connection to his subjects because of their shared love of photography.
“There are so many people who are just so grateful for what I do, and that is really beautiful, I just feel like that’s where I come from, I come down from the mountains and I just want to go out there and share the joy that I see in the world,” he told RTE.
The photographer said that while he “love[s] being in the spotlight”, he feels that he “can’t just sit around and let everything happen”.
“So it’s been really exciting and it’s really special,” he explained.
For Nelson, his love for the art of photography has been something he has carried with him since childhood. “
For a lot of people, you don’t get to be on this level of fame, and to have your photo on a national news channel and it to be seen by people in a million ways, it makes you really proud.”
For Nelson, his love for the art of photography has been something he has carried with him since childhood.
He recalled that his dad was a photographer for the BBC in the 1950s.
“And he was really good and I grew up in the BBC,” he laughed.
“He would get me in the back seat and I’d be like, ‘Dad, what are you doing?’
And he’d go, ‘Oh I’m photographing the Beatles’.” When he turned 20, Nelson moved to New York and joined Magnum and began photographing people in the streets of New York.
In the late 1980s, he began to travel around the world.
In 1991, he made a documentary film about his life, and in 2003 he was awarded the National Book Award.
“My parents are very, very lucky, I think they were lucky to get me into the city in the first place,” he reflected.
“Because they did really well for a young boy.”
After the awards ceremony, Nelson told Rte that he had been invited to the Grammy Awards.
“They gave me an opportunity to go backstage,” he recalled.
“But the problem was, I didn’t get there.”
In his acceptance speech, he also spoke about his experiences documenting the lives of his subjects, including his family.
“In my last interview, I spoke about how I got this experience, I’ve never had the chance to have a photograph taken with my dad, and it was just the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced,” he commented.
“That moment was like, I feel like I’ve been given something, I can do something special.”