His photography goes beyond capturing the moment; he shares a feeling, a fleeting, beautiful moment in space and time that would otherwise be lost. Going beyond the most important tenants of photography, composition, clarity, and light, Jay’s photos also exude emotion and passion. Jay is an internationally published and celebrated photographer and writer. His clients have included fortune five hundred companies, trade publications, national and international magazines and books, graphic designers, architects, builders, commercial printers, and many others.
He was a finalist in both the 2004 and 2008 Nature’s Best photography competition, a highly commended photographer in the 2009 Nature’s Best photography competition, and a finalist in Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s 2004 and 2009 Spring Photography Contest, received honorable mentions in the 2006, 2007, and 2008 International Conservation Photography Awards competitions, as well as a winner in NANPA’s 2007 Members’ Showcase Competition. Jay placed 7th out of 63 in the Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest in Corpus Christi, TX for 2007 and 10th in 2009, and was a semi-finalist in the 2008 and 2009 BBC Wildlife photographer of the Year contest.
Jay’s fine art prints have hung in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO, The State Capitol of Colorado, Borders Book Stores, and Barnes and Noble Book Stores.
His professional affiliations include memberships to the North American Nature Photography Association, Canon CPS, and Editorial Photographers (EP).
One of Jay’s greatest gifts is his ability to share his great passion for photography with others. He has the ability to effectively communicate the components of one’s art that makes a truly great instructor. Jay most enjoys working one-on-one with individuals in his intimate workshops, because it is possible to see the growth of their photography skills on a daily basis.
Jay teaches about four small-group workshops a year to some of this world’s most amazing locations.
When Jay is not traveling the world he spends time with his wife Heather, their daughter Jade, son Micah, and their trusty Samoyed Anya.
For more information on him go to:
- Website - Jay's portfolio, stock imagery site, and blog can all been seen here.