James Griffioen

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James Griffioen
Photographer, writer, and main contributor to the blog Sweet Juniper!
I often daydream about... Moving to the country with my wife and two children. We live in the city, so I like to imagine being somewhere with lots of space and woods for my daughter and son to explore.

I feel most creative when... I'm blogging. It combines two of my loves: writing and photography. I can share things I make with an audience and inspire them to explore their own creativity.

I'm inspired by... The ingenuity of the people of Detroit, my home. Poverty is widespread here, but people find inventive ways to rise above it—whether it's something simple like an urban farm or a large guerrilla art installation.

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