Today we feature Jack Maisonneuve, a senior Communications Studies major from Asbury Park, NJ (Monmouth County). Jack is a photographer for Rowan Blog and speaks with us today about his love for photography and his experience within his major.
Why did you choose your major?
I chose my major because I figured it would be broad enough where I could continue pursuing my photography career, while also exploring other aspects that I found interesting that Rowan had to offer.
Tell us about one moment that made you feel like Rowan was the right fit for you.
When I joined my club that I’ve been a part of for four years now (Rowan Alternative), it made me find crowds that I enjoyed being with, as well as help me find some of my lifelong friends.
Did you ever have a moment of uncertainty within your major? How did you get through the challenge?
I was uncertain that communications would be for me, and well actually I’m still pretty uncertain of it. But communications helped me find that I’m interested in aspects of research and communications in itself, and that’s what made me stick with it.
What are you most looking forward to after graduation?
Moving out! No, but getting to experience the professional world and finding my career.
Are you involved in any clubs/organizations on or off campus?
I’m involved in Rowan Alternative as well as being a founding consultant for Rowan Photo Club.
How did you get into photography?
One of the classes I took here during my sophomore year! I had [Prof.] Jenny Drumgoole … for photos, and she inspired me to want to become a photographer.
If you could have a photoshoot with someone famous, who would it be and why?
Henry Rollins from Black Flag. He’s my number one hero; I aspire to be like him when I grow up. I think he’s a very worldly person, and he has a lot of interesting things to say.
Who or what inspires you to create?
What inspires me to create and shoot are the people I get to work with, and my surroundings.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself working for a music magazine company of some sort, and getting to do what I love most, which is concert photography.
Like what you see?
Story and photos by:
Missy Pavorsky, junior advertising major