JJ is a photographer, director, artist, husband, and dog dad based in Queens.
He is ceaselessly exploring his surroundings and pushing himself creatively, both in studio and on location. Photography is the driving force in JJ's world and his favorite place is on set. His Midwest upbringing (Chicago) makes him an easy collaborator and informs his strong work ethic. When not working on client projects he is often out photographing some aspect of the larger culture. Rodeos, the streets of NYC, falconers, speedways, high school football, synchronized swimmers and making portraits of strangers in any city he finds himself in, have all been and are part of his somewhat obsessive image making.
JJ's work has been recognized by the American Photography, Art Director's Guild, Print Magazine, Archive, Communication Arts and the AIGA 360 Design Annual. His photo book titled Acey Deucey was published by Silent Face Projects in 2016.
His commercial clients include Mountain Dew, Prudential, Blackstone, UVA, US Cellular, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Proctor & Gamble, Humana, Ameritrade, Direct TV, Gilette, Eli Lily, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Genotech, Helsinn Healthcare, Mallinckrodt, Takeda, Kraft, Embassy Suites, Air Tran Airways, AT&T, Gatorade, Hard Rock Hotel, Jim Beam, McDonald's, Miller Beer, Nestle, Purex and the U.S. Army. His offbeat imagery has been featured in editorials for Popular Science, BMW Magazine, Disney, Dwell, Fortune and Bicycling Magazine.