in 1963 Jeffrey's fondness for the outdoors began
shortly after he and his family moved to Colorado
from the east coast when he was five years old. He
then spent his summers fishing and hiking in the area
that encompassed his grandfather's cabin, which is
near the Kinikinik Ranch, located in the upper Poudre
developed an interest in art at an early age and eventually took Independent
Studies in watercolor as a senior attending Poudre High School. It was
during his studies in art when he formulated his background and understanding
of the three basic components of art: Form, Color, and Composition.
After graduating from high school, he purchased his first 35mm camera and
discovered a new avenue to explore his artistic talents. Jeffrey soon began
to teach himself the technical aspects of 35mm photography, which enabled
him to combine his artistic background and love of the outdoors. He still
uses 35mm format when taking pictures and he prefers PENTAX and CANON brand
camera bodies and lenses.
At the age of 25, Jeffrey began working as a Crime Scene Investigator.
The majority of his work dealt with photography. Although primarily self-taught,
he expanded his expertise in the field of photography by attending several
courses directed by the FBI and various other law enforcement agencies.
It was while working as a Crime Scene Investigator that Jeffrey turned
to Nature Photography, primarily as a form of stress relief. In time he
realized that his artistic and technical skills along with his love of
the outdoors began to blend and after much hard work was producing dramatic
images that were being captured on film.
Soon after he realized his true calling was that of a nature photographer.