About

Photo by Jarryd West

I have been involved in photography for over forty-five years engaged in a wide range of projects from advertising and commercial photography assignments to working in the Hollywood entertainment industry.  
This work has taken me on an extensive journey of exploration of lighting techniques and digital compositing.
As staff photographer for a major men’s magazine, photographed covers, centerfolds and special features ranging from food to fashion to celebrity interviews.
Art Director and Photographer for the US Hairstylist Team; designed the layout and artwork for competition in Switzerland. Document the competition in which the team won 1st place in several categories.
Photographer and Photo editor for B.E.M. magazine; photographed covers, celebrity interviews, design and photographed fashion layouts.
Photographer for various lifestyle magazines mainly concentrating on fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
Staff Photographer for several record companies and radio station;  photographed images for PR usage, photographed concerts and design or work with designer of record covers.
Staff Photographer for major musical acts. travel and document musical groups when preparing and travelling on tours.
When I’m not shooting an assignment or mentoring a photographer, I teach new models the business of modelling and I run workshops in camera operations and nude photography for fine art.
In my spare time I enjoy reading or testing out new recipes in the kitchen or entertaining friends.