About J. Byron
Though he has spent most of his life in front of the camera – Jeffrey Byron has been an ardent photographer for many years. He takes great pride in shooting head shots for actor clients since Jeffrey knows that a good head shot is what gets the actor in the door, and that is what leads to booking jobs. “The most important thing I do when shooting actors, is to quickly find a rapport with my subject. That makes them relaxed and together, we get an authentic, slice of life shot. That is what casting directors are looking for. This same principle works with Real Estate brokers, attorney’s and anyone in the business world.”
In addition, Jeffrey has been commissioned to shoot landscapes and architecture. Byron’s purpose is to capture a second of splendor that a viewer can enjoy for a lifetime. When they say, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” Byron offers up “a photographer’s eye is everything - it’s the way the photo artist observes something that no one else sees.” Furthermore, Byron has taken the art of digital photography to another level with his fascination of digital enhancement and what he calls “photographic painting.” Recording the image is only the first of many steps. “In many ways I use a brush (be it a digital one) like a conventional painter. I can change colors, or add things that aren’t there, or remove things that are – until I am satisfied that my work is done.”
His passion for photographic painting has taken him all over the world. Trips to the Santa Barbara coastline, the Cayman Islands and the island of Kauai have inspired some of his recent work. An avid golfer – Byron also brings his photographic sensibilities to the sport he loves with his exquisite golf course renderings.
Jeffrey comes from a distinguished show business family. His mother was veteran actress Anna Lee who played the role of “Lila Quartermaine” on ABC's “General Hospital” for twenty-five years. His stepfather was novelist Robert Nathan, who wrote “Portrait of Jennie” and “The Bishop's Wife.” Both novels were made into films and won a total of 12 Academy Awards. And his godfather was the legendary film director John Ford!