EBONY recently caught up with Jordan about superheroes, his starring role in the Rocky universe boxing movie Creed, his Canon Photo exhibit and superheroes.
EBONY: How’s everything been in your world?
Michael B. Jordan: Everything is good. Working with Canon right now for their PIXMA PRO City Senses tour. Down here hosting this art gallery, cutting photos for them, so I have my own exhibit, which is pretty cool. I never had one of those before so I’m enjoying it.
EBONY: What inspired you to want to get involved with the photography side?
MJ: My mom was really big on photos growing up, so I always took a lot of time around dark rooms, taking pictures and seeing how they would come out. My mom always had a camera on her, so as soon as I was old enough to get my own camera and start taking photos, that’s kinda what I’ve been doing. Just on an amateur level, nothing too serious. So I’ve always had a love and a passion for photos.
EBONY: What stood out or really resonated with you concerning this exhibit?
MJ: It was a mixture of everything, honestly. Everything goes into a photo, it’s like time travel for me. It’s memories. So to be able to take photos of something and remember where you took it and what was going on in your mind that day, it’s kind of like a song, like music. That’s why music and time go hand in hand, because it’s like time travel. I really, really appreciate that.