| Hello. I'm Jamey Guy. I've been a lifestyle and portrait photographer for over twenty years. Here is my abbreviated story:|
I've had a camera as long as I've had a memory. Raised by a family of artists- painters, sculpotrs, and illustrators- my grandfather was the first to introduce me to photography. As the creative director at Brown and Bigelow, he spent his days commissioning artists like Norman Rockwell and Rolf Armstrong to create paintings for calenders. I have photos of him with Norman, Rolf and other renowned artists; it's right out of Mad Men. At home, he always had a brush in his hand. I would critique his paintings, He critiqued my photos.
At 16, my grandfather and I took a road trip across the US and Canada, taking pictures along the way. Those photos not only won me Best In Show at a photo contest, but a white water rafting trip as well. Photography career? Sold! But first, I took a post as a Washington State forest ranger. Loved it- except for the month I spent not speaking to another human being. Looking for some human interaction, I headed to Colorado State to study wildlife biology, but left to follow the Grateful Dead ( another great way to study wildlife). That was a blast. But when the need for a proper shower overcame me, I moved back to Georgia and followed my true passions by enrolling in the Art Institue of Atlanta. You can guess what I studied.
Now, years later, I'm out of the woods, clean and have a great deal of photo knowledge under my belt. My days are spent around people- hearing their stories and capturing their lives. I've photographed countless people, places and things- including President Jimmy Carter and a Wheaties box cover. Being a photographer is like having a backstage pass to life; how else would a guy once trailing the Dead get to meet The President of the United States?
When I'm not taking pictures, I spend time with my daughter and her mother (aka my lovely wife). I like playing music, and am even in the Guinness Book of World Records under the largest banjo ensemble ever ( we played Foggy Mountain Breakdown). I love eating tacos- or just about anything Mexican. I'm also a barbecue king and will cook you up some delicious pork butts any time (it's a Southern thing). Oh and I brew beer. The secret to a great homebrew? Keg it.
But most importantly, I'm passionate about great photography and great clients. I've been happy to combine the two for brands like Coca-Cola, Levis, Target, General Mills and AARP, to name a few. I'd love to add you to the list. Give me a call and we can talk about photography, The Dead, or brewing great beer.