Jeff Wilson

JEff head shot

I have been interested in photography since I received my first camera —an old Kodak Hawkeye that used 127 film — back in the mid-1970s when I was 9 years old. I scrimped and saved earnings from summer work to buy my first 35mm SLR camera as a sophomore in high school, and ever since I have been taking “serious” photos. I had my first photo published (a model railroad scene in Model Railroader magazine) in 1985, and since then my photos have appeared in  dozens of books and several magazines, including FineScale Modeler, Model Railroader, Model Retailer, Referee, and Trains.

I have worked in the publishing field as a magazine and book editor for more than 25 years, and I’ve also written more than 30  books about railroads and various hobby subjects. Along the way I have taken thousands of photos of models (miniatures), leading to an interest in microphotography, which has served me well in photographing products ranging from the size of a computer chip to huge construction equipment.

     Among my specialties is sports photography. I enjoy capturing action as well as taking dramatic team photos and individual athlete portraits. I also like doing miniature and product photography, event photography, and general portraits.

    I’m excited to be joining Cam and the team at Varitay Studios, and I look forward to capturing the personalities of my subjects. I’m always looking for new ways to use dramatic lighting and effects. Until we meet behind my lens. — Jeff