Sensei Jeff West on Portrait Simmer 🔮📷

This man was my first portrait crush. 

Portrait artist Jeff West shot in 2013 at Jimmy Alford Studios in Memphis, TN. 

Portrait artist Jeff West shot in 2013 at Jimmy Alford Studios in Memphis, TN. 

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. 

More soon,
Mikey