Traveling remains a passion and a big part of his photography. Jeff accepts both local and international assignments in the United States, Canada and Western Europe.. His images first started appearing in magazines and publications back in 1988. Over the years his images have appeared in Sierra Club, National Géographique, Best of Photography, Country Magazine, as well as Travel and Visitor Bureau’s in Québec, Canada as well as several states here in the United States.
Based in Charlotte North Carolina, Jeff focuses his day to day energy providing high quality real estate images of homes for sale, or that of vacation resort properties for clients. Including homes belonging to celebrities and musical recording artists. His services for residential photography extend throughout the United States and Canada.
Jeff’s high quality still image photos are used by Realtors, custom builders, architects, hotels, resorts, interior designers and home staging experts to assist them in the personal marketing of their business and services. He also shoots commercial images for business looking to expand their operations or just need updates in support of their marketing materials for their company website.
Here are a couple of Client Testimonials –
“Jeff Good evening, I just wanted to say thank you very much for the calendar you assembled with the various IJA pictures. It looks great! The website update is complete with all the various picture changes we’ve made and it was a pleasure to work with you. We appreciate the work you did, all the extra effort and your continuous attention to detail! We look forward to working with you as we’ll continue to need additional pictures taken along the way”.
– Brian D. Smith, President Internatinal Jet Aviation
“Oh Jeff thank you!! I LOVE the tour! I just can’t tell you how much this means to me. I just can’t thank you enough! You’re images are going to sell my house”. 🙂
– Kim Nodurft, Centennial, Co
How it all started
A photograph allows us to travel back in time, visit places dear to our hearts and locations both near and far at a moment’s notice. Born in the United States, where I grew up, I became interested in photography from an early age. My first hands-on experience in photography was passed along to me, with supervision by my father, using a medium format Rolleiflex 2.5 F twin lens reflex camera.
A hopeless romantic, my relationship between the love of the French language and the camera began at the age of four. I remember lying on the floor with my head between two speakers listening to French music for hours on end while waiting for my father to come home from work, where time was then spent, watching images appear like magic in plastic trays under orange and red lights. I was hooked.
My Relationship with the Camera
I believe that everything in the world is beautiful, as long as we take the time to look at it. Photography makes it possible for me to take normal, everyday subjects, and transform them into enchanting images by focusing on the breath taking light and color that is present. Photography is a window to the soul, or a piece that is missing in any story. It gives us insight and perspective. It can be brutally honest and yet reach the tenderest moments of our lives.
Beautiful light, a genuine connection, and a glimpse into the soul of each and every subject is the basic main ingredients, I use when I strive to capture that special moment in time in the blink of an eye.
Even the most ordinary scene can be transformed in to something magical when infused with vibrant colors, stunning natural light. That’s where a truthful connection with the subject begins. 99.9% of my work is created using available natural light. Unlike studio strobes, natural lighting changes hour-to-hour, day-to-day, season to season and from location to location. It is always something new that is presented and that’s what makes photography fun.
Learning to shoot in black and white taught me to look at shadows and light in ways that bring out the relationship that’s created between the subject and the artist, an image reduced to nothing more than form and tonal range: the interplay of light and dark against a backdrop of varying shapes and textures. As the American photographer Andri Cauldwell once stated, “To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.” Un moment dans le temps, un clin d’ oceil, une mémoire est créée. “In a moment of time, a blink of an eye, a memory is created.”
Admittedly, most of my work today appears in color; yet, I rarely pass up an opportunity to shoot without seeing the subject first in my mind as if it where in black and white. At the top of my list of most admired people is French inventor Nicéphore Niépce, in 1826 he began using a bitumen covered pewter plate. Black and white photography was born. Although the old Rollieflex now sits on a shelf, you will always find that a camera is always within reach. Taking a great photograph is being in the right place at the right time, a magical moment captured for eternity, for all to see. Thanks for stopping by to view my work and allow me to share with you my passion.