Jeff Glass professional biography

 


Jeff Glass is a photographic artist specializing in creative approaches to portrait, wedding, sports, corporate, family, pet and aesthetic photography.  He is most comfortable working one-on-one with a client or setting, giving time and attention to each circumstance resulting in a reflective, personal and one-of-a-kind emotional reward between the client and photographer.

Mr. Glass grew up in Alva, Oklahoma where he was introduced to photography by means of a Kodak Duraflex II camera around the tender age of 9.  Jeff enjoyed photographing his childhood friends who lived close to his neighborhood.  While attending junior high school, he began printing football photographs taken by drafting and shop instructor Mr. Max Benningfield .  His instructor taught him the printing techniques he would use for many years to come.

While in senior high school, Jeff learned the technical workings of the camera itself as taught by his very close friend, Mark Baker.  Mark was a photographer for the yearbook and explained how manual camera settings can achieve creative results when manipulating depth-of-field, exposure, focus and capture speed.

Jeff explored the creative aspects of photography throughout college while attending the University of Oklahoma.  At that time, he became interested in black-and-white landscape photography blended with self-portraiture to create an account of someone coming of age.  Although he received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, he always maintained an interest in photography and audio/video production.

In 1990, Jeff moved to Edmond, Oklahoma to begin studying the photographic arts program at the University of Central Oklahoma.  Throughout the 1990s, he experimented with black-and-white infrared film and alternative darkroom printing techniques.  While attending post-graduate school, he began working in 1991 as a wedding and portrait photographer, black-and-white printer, and eventual salesperson at a professional portrait studio in Edmond.  He photographed many weddings, high school seniors, families, sports teams, engagement couples, brides and children both in the studio and on location.

Although this was rewarding, Jeff resigned his position in 1999 and began pursuing a solo artist career by establishing  Jeff Glass Photography, LLC at the end of that same year.  He and his wife, Lynnea, hosted a public and private grand opening at their new location in March of 2000.  The business, located at 430 E. 2nd St. in Edmond, served them well for six years.  Jeff photographed many more wonderful clients both at his studio and on location during this time.  In October of 2005, the business had to be relocated due to plumbing problems and environmental concerns.

Currently, Jeff and Lynnea are breaking new ground by exhibiting and selling their European travel work at local art shows both in Edmond and Guthrie.  Future plans are to provide customers the opportunity to purchase these works directly from the updated and improved studio web site.

Jeff and Lynnea Glass have been members of several organizations including Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of Oklahoma, Metro Professional Photographers Association, Southwest Photographers Association, the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, and Edmond Noon American Business Clubs.   Lynnea is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.  She works with Jeff as his business manager, photographic assistant, wedding album designer and portrait framer.  She continually distinguishes herself with a fantastic eye for detail and direction whether designing a wedding album for a bride or completing a framing project for a client.

 

A special thank you goes to Sam and Debbie Hyden and to David and Kristin McNeese for their invaluable support and assistance over the years.  They were extremely helpful and instrumental when it came to making this new, improved web site come alive.  Thank you for the use of some of your specialized photographic equipment so Jeff could complete his vision for the site.