This man was my first portrait crush.
He could mold the smug straight out of a 17 year-old and return a mother to her little lady or man in the span of that half-hour portrait sitting.
Merely witnessing his method caused such a state of entrancement that one would swear he was a hypnotist. It'd be unfair of me to expose Jeff's many gifts; all I can say is that I'm happy to have been under his tutelage for the span of a few months after my time at Memphis College of Art.
As I reflect upon all the many gifts bestowed upon me, I've been thinking about previous teachers and mentors that had a positive influence upon my calling. Stay tuned in 2016 as I reveal more on my storied path to the commercial and fine art photography profession.