Meet Janet @jj_editor_orangeplanetuk. I’m from Europe, so I’m so glad that we have moved this interview thing to UK! Janet is currently living in Nottingham. Yes, like Robin Hood! She has been living in the beautiful county of EastMidlands for the past 9 years.
This woman has lived everywhere: Germany, Northern Ireland, England and Hong Kong. Benefits and disadvantages of growing up with a British Army father? Moving house (and country) every 2 years was a disadvantage she says. Pluses? Knowing new places and, most of all, achieving social skills through meeting new people, independence, self confidence… Well… she’s a ‘people’ person!
A full time mom, with four little children that drive her nuts some times. She says they are “completely up the wall”. But as every mother and father know (I am one too), life wouldn’t be the same without them. Something funny about them, they are always asking Janet what the daily JJ forum is about. They even suggest pictures for their mom to take. :-)
Janet is a music lover too. With her troupe, she attends as many music festivals as her life allows. In fact, I had some trouble contacting her for this interview. She was with the family motorhome at Glastonbury Festival! I would have killed for living in the 70’s there just to watch the mythical David Bowie’s concert! Can you picture a whole family seeing Metallica alongside 175K people? Well, she did! One of her favorite groups, as you can see on previous post. She says she wants to work on a ‘Festival Forum’ soon. Take note @joshjohnson and @kevinkuster!
Now statistics. Janet joined IG 179 weeks ago. At that time I didn’t have a clue about what IG was. Her first tag for a JJ forum was just 3 weeks later! This girl has been around forever! What about photography? She doesn’t see herself as a photographer. Just tries to shoot to remember those moments and things around her. She never thought about setting up a picture until she met JJ. So, she sees this JJ thing as a sort of photography lessons, including the teacher’s ‘gold star’ when you’ve done great work. I feel like that too…
Janet has over a year of consistently editing. Why? Because she loves it. She says she enjoys the great diversity of photographic styles. But above all, she is here for connections. All the connections you make through sharing. That’s why she ditched Facebook for Instagram. Hope big fish in California don’t read this! :-) And connections are why she joined JJ.
What else…? She loves TV Series ‘Sons of Anarchy’ (I put it on my list) and jokes about having two boyfriends: Mr. Charlie Hunnam and James Hetfield! Love your music preferences! A brit song for a brit lady! This is Janet @orangeplanetuk. One of our great JJ editors. So glad to meet you!
Be sure to drop by her personal account @orangeplanetuk to learn even more about her!