Jay Perez

Who Am I ?


November 2011

1: Who am I?

Jay Perez. Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband!

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I’m a fashion photographer. Apart from constantly shooting, and planning the next shoots, I’m working on the men’s and women’s fashion blogs “Clothes Before Hoes” and “Clothes Before Bros” with my big bro, Joe Perez.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

Originally, I’m from small town New England (Coventry, Rhode Island). God willing, I’ll be going pretty much everywhere, but for now I live in San Francisco.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

Tim Burton, because everything he does is instantly recognizable as his.

5: What book is your bible?

I’m not that fond of self-help or inspirational reading, but my favorite book is Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love Asian food and inappropriate humor. I hate math and the po-lice.

7: What is your raison d’être?

Live without answers. Who needs ‘em? Also, as Oscar award-winning Natalie Portman said in Garden State: “If you can’t laugh at yourself, life’s gonna seem a whole lot longer than you like.”

8: What is your favorite color?

Fluorescent beige.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Mystique from X-Men, although she’s technically not a hero. Still, most useful superpower ever.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

I’ll answer this question once I visit for the first time.

11: What turns you on?

Outspoken individuals. The smell of glossy magazines. New England winters. Messy hair.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

So…what’re you doing after this questionnaire?

Jay Perez is a fashion and editorial photographer. Currently he lives in San Francisco and contributes to the blogs “Clothes Before Hoes” and “Clothes Before Bros” with his older brother, Joe Perez.


Jay’s Website

Clothes Before Bros

Clothes Before Hoes

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Jay Perez

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Jay Perez, 2011, Photography by Jay Perez

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