Chance James, an artist and photographer nestled in sunny California most recent works focus on the idea of renewal. As a creative watching Chance’s video, Lost in Movement(a must see on his site!), I connected to his philosophy and mission of wanting to create only something that is truly honest. ”You cant do anything that’s not honest with art, there’s no way you can lie about something that’s inside of you.” His work is, and he says it best ”a culmination of all my thoughts, conscious or otherwise that make up who I am.”
Chance epitomizes the importance of understanding what’s inside of us as individuals, taking an authentic look at ourselves and expressing it to the world wether it is abstractly or literally, in our work , the way we dress or the way we live…
What is your favorite room in the house and why?
I love our living room. The decor is eclectic, and the light is great in the morning and the afternoon. It’s also where we spend a lot of family time so it’s got that sentimental value to it.
Where do you find your inspiration?
It really depends. I love mid-century architecture, simple, but interesting design and clean lines. Although, I sometimes find myself drawn to things that are completely opposite of that style, so I try not to rule anything out. If I like it, I let it work.
What is your favorite city away from home?
Paris, France really is incredible. When I was finally able to travel around Europe, I realized the hype was all it’s cracked up to be, and maybe even a little more.
How would you describe your decorating style?
I don’t know if I would classify my decorating style to just one type. Some people come over and they say, “your home is so minimalist” or “it’s so modern.” One of our decorating friends even classified it as a confused home with an “Elle Decor” vibe. And I say, yes. It’s all those things. I can’t take all the credit though. My wife is really good at finding cool pieces. I appreciate her style and the fact that we can decorate together. She doesn’t want me to live in a place with bows and roses everywhere because she knows that’s not my thing. I think we do a good job of meeting in the middle and we have fun looking for those rare treasures.
How would you describe your fashion style?
I’m a simple guy. I can appreciate fashion, but I also love comfort. A good pair of well-fit jeans, with some rotating key shirts and shoes… I’m ready to go.
HOTR Note: Well said Chance…its all about your personal style and your jeans and Tee make you fashionably YOU! XoFZ