By Quedus Babalola
Jameel Cooper (‘17), who graduated last May with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, launched his own photography business, Dreamers13, at the end of August, Dreamers13. Cooper will also be returning to the Navy in March 2018.
Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m originally from Brooklyn,NY.
Q: Did you transfer to LIU Post or did you start here?
A: No I came here for my freshman year but I took a year off to join the Navy, so that’s why I graduated a year late.
Q: What year did you join the military?
A: Spring of 2015 and I came back spring of 2016.
Q: What do you do in the Navy?
A: I’m an information technician in a force protection unit.
Q: You studied psychology while you were a student here. Why did you choose psychology?
A: I chose psychology because I love understanding how people work and why they do what they do. I wanted to learn why people were easily manipulated, i’ve watched too many of my friends and family get manipulated into situations they can’t get out of.
Q: You were a psychology major, SO what drew you into photography?
A: My friend Tia Greene, the former photo editor of the Pioneer, let me take pictures with her camera and then they ended up in the school’s paper, The Pioneer, and I felt accomplished when I saw my pictures in the paper.
Q: When did you launch your photography business?
A: Late August.
Q: What type of photography does your business handle?
A: I handle all types of photoshoots needed, weddings, parties, personal and even professional.
Q: Can you be hired for events?
A: Yes I can be hired, I can be book either by email or Instagram, it’s 50 dollars for photoshoot and 15 dollars for editing.