Jed is a Portland based photographer who specializes in Black and White photography. He has been consistently working under amber lights in a dark room for the last 3 years, and found his passion for photography within. Though his heart lies with monochrome, he is well rounded in many other aspects of photography. He has worked with local streetwear brands either just gaining knowledge, or creating the perfect product shot for online sales. His creativity really shines through his portraits, striving to create the perfect mood for each individual model.
I strive to show the side of individuals most people don't see in a normal 'photoshoot' setting. Humans are the most beautiful thing on earth, but so little do commercial photographers show the true parts the beauty comes from. With my personal photography pursuits, I aim to show individuals beauty in candid, beautiful moments, that truly tell a story. I like to find where a client really stands out, and put them in an environment that can accentuate the beauty within them that some photographers may not choose to focus on.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done shoots in every style, but portraits is where creativity can come to life. I've seen my friends or clients with a certain article of clothing or a certain feel in their own room, and come over with a bag full of lighting equipment and colored gels, and tried to bring the way I see them as they are in my head, to life through a photo. Most of my portrait shoots feel very natural my clients have told me, and that they don't tend to 'freeze up' like they had in the past with other photographers.
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A fun fact about this photographer
My side profession is being an all-star pizza cook. I've been tossing pizza since I was a teenager, and have loved it ever since.