I’ve gone down a long road over my 40+ years as a professional photographer facing many creative challenges. I got my start as an intern photographer at the White House during the Carter administration in 1978. After working on both coasts I’ve ended back in Illinois and focus on documentary work, commercial assignments and portraits. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with a project or photo assignment. The website for my consulting work for Mint Collective is at: https://mintcollective.net/
Here are some of my favorite images:
Rockford’s John Anderson speaking in Rock Island IL in 1981 during his run for US President
A color slide that I scanned of Louie Bellson doing a teaching session in Rock Island IL.
Found some old negatives that I have scanned from 1981 of portraits I shot of my neighbor in Moline IL
A portrait that I shot of one of Gina’s relatives on the occasion of her 94th birthday. Image made with Leica M3 with Fuji Acros B&W film
from a recent trip to Nebraska– Shot on film with a Leica M3 He is now 96 years old
Shot with my Leica M3 with a Zeiss 35mm Lens on a recent trip
From a recent trip… with a bunch of filters to cut through the haze
Photos from our trip to Yellowstone National Park. Images shot with a Fuji X-E4.
Photos from our trip to Yellowstone National Park. Photographed with a Nikon D850 with a 200-500mm Nikkor Lens
Photos from our trip to South Dakota in 2021 to Badlands National Park.
Some photos of the Sandhills and ranch signs in Cherry County NE from our trip out west in June. The Box T Ranch that my Uncle Floyd managed for many years is still listed on one of the signs.
After 20 years I am retiring from my wedding photography practice. Here is an image of the last wedding that I shot in Rockford in November. This image was shot on film with a Konica Omega 200–the same type of camera that started out shooting weddings back in the 1970’s.
More images from the wedding can be found at: https://jaybryant.passgallery.com/-triciaanddarrenswedding
Had a fun day photographing Dez and Jeb’s wedding in Rockford IL this summer. More photos here: https://jaybryant.passgallery.com/-desireeandzebswedding/gallery
Photos from a weekend trip to the Galena Territories in Illinois