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Hi, I’m Jered.

I’m a photographer based out of Chattanooga, TN (but i frequent California and the west coast, my home of the last 20+ years). I shoot bands, weddings, families, brands and lots of other nouns. I’ve been at it for nine years now and I love what I do. My aim is to capture real life because I think real life is beautiful as is.

I am available to travel worldwide, except maybe Bakersfield—kidding. Love you, Bakersfield.

(if you want to read on..there's more info below)

Clients

Musicians

Blink 182
Paramore
Rise Against
New Found Glory
MxPx
Bayside

Labels

Warner Brothers
Island Def Jam
Sony
Tooth & Nail
Hopeless
Fearless

Commercial

Ultimate Ears
LR Baggs
Ernie Ball
Logitech
Glamour Kills
Born and Bred

Nonprofit/Healthcare

To Write Love On Her Arms
Invisible Children
Peta2
These Numbers Have Faces
CCPN
Sierra Vista Hospital

 

Featured in:

  • Alternative Press
  • Coyote & Oak
  • Decorated Youth
  • Highlight (no, not highlights - but that would be dope, too)

Approach

I’m a (mostly) natural light photographer. I love interesting colors and textures. I seek fun locations. I do minimal retouching. Not big into Photoshop. I'm a simple straight forward guy. 
 After years of finding my way, I’ve found a color edit and a black-and-white edit that I apply to all of my work.
I pull from my influences—the energy of punk rock, the vividness of cartoons, the fun of comedy and the candor of family. I try to mimic as close as I can what I think my family photos from the ‘80s look like. True colors. Vivid. Bright. With a little grain and a little bite. I didn’t mean to rhyme there.


Inspiration

Some photographers only shoot weddings or commercial work. I can’t focus on just one thing. I like shooting people, regardless of context. The variety is what’s interesting and challenging. Following a band around town one day, and working to capture images that will connect with fans, is a different challenge than budgeting my time on a wedding day and working with two people to create something very specific that they will hold on to forever.   And the things I learn from one area, I can implement in another. Where traditionally maybe someone wouldn’t—like bringing a band photography pose idea to a dude and his groomsmen.  

 

The photos I take are like my own personal yearbook. I look back at these wild moments or once-in-a-lifetime days and smile thinking “Oh I remember that,” or “I’m glad I got to know him.” That’s the feeling I try to pack into the photos I give my clients, friends and family.