I photograph for fun and personal enjoyment, and to bring the gems of beauty I see to others.
I studied B&W film photography in the 1970-80’s in my hometown, Carmel, California. I was fortunate to have taken classes from some of the great California photographers of the area, as well as known and worked for the print & negative vaults for Weston Gallery, Morley Baer and Ansel Adams, among others.
I’ve been active in my local Woodland Camera Forum and Davis Camera Club for years, member of Viewpoint Photographic Gallery, Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel, member of Sierra Camera Club, and a long-time member of the Photographic Society of America and the PSA Gold Rush Chapter in Sacramento. I’ve also served for years on the Board of the Yolo Arts Council.
My work can be seen in local photography shows, and online at www.flickr.com/photos/bovey .
I also judge photo competitions for Central & N. California, Bay Area photo clubs and international competitions for PSA.
Mostly a nature, architectural & abstract shooter, I’m stretching myself out to practice storytelling, street and travel shots. But I have the most fun finding form and beauty in the unexpected places that most people pass on by.
I want to show that there’s beauty and/or eloquence in (almost) everything, and in abstracting the detail from the distracting surroundings, I can bring that experience forward to share with others.
I hope you enjoy my photography, because I want you to see the beauty I see….
Susan Bovey: (530) 219 - 0955 firstname.lastname@example.org (Woodland)
Jeffery Jay Luhn
Photographer Educator Writer
Jeffery got his first camera at age seven, which began a longtime love affair with photography. By age fourteen he was assisting pro photographers, working in the darkroom of the Hayward Daily Review, and shooting 'cub reporter' assignments. At age seventeen his photo instructor at Laney College recommended him to the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle.
After many of Jeffery's feature stories were printed, he was contacted by United Press International to take a photojournalism assignment covering the Hippie Invasion of Europe. Jeffery was the youngest photographer to be hired by the world's largest news agency. The directive was to "Go where the hippies go, do what the hippies do, write about what's happening, and stay out of jail."
"It was a great assignment, from what I can remember," says Luhn, "but I failed at the stay out of jail part because I got arrested and roughed up by goons in Spain while photographing the poor living conditions."
Luhn continued shooting hard breaking news including a cholera epidemic in Morocco, earthquakes in Central America, riots in Thailand, and floods in Sri Lanka. After getting a camera shot out of his hands in the Philippines during the fall of the Marcos regime, Luhn came off the road and enrolled at Brooks Institute of Photography where he earned two Bachelor Degrees and a teaching credential.
For the next thirty years, Luhn did commercial photos for companies including Anne Klein, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and many other Fortune 100 companies. He operated photo studios in San Francisco, New York, and Hong Kong.
In 2002, Luhn became a partner in Television Associates in Palo Alto where he wrote and produced videos for Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Sega, Pixar, and other technology firms.
Currently Luhn teaches video, photography, and creative writing at Cabrillo College and digital photography at Columbia College. He has published four novels.