California photographer Jay Watson specializes in lifestyle and environmental portraits of people on location. He shoots for editorial, advertising, entertainment, apparel, corporate, and action sports clients. Elemental Magazine once wrote “he shoots the crazy sh*t,” and an early issue of Garage Magazine said “Jay came to California to raise free range artichokes.” Some of these things are true.

Jay is a featured Lexar Media pro photographer and teaches a senior portfolio class at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Originally from Baltimore, MD, Jay has been based out of San Francisco since 1999. Additional info about Jay's work can be found on his blog. Call 415-595-5348 or email for an estimate, print order, or availability for an assignment.

Awards

2012 International Photography Awards
Portrait •  Lifestyle

2011 International Photography Awards
Editorial • Portrait

2010 International Photography Awards
Editorial • Portrait • Lifestyle

2009 International Photography Awards
Editorial • Portrait • Lifestyle

2008 International Photography Awards
Fine Art • Editorial Sports

2007 International Photography Awards
Portrait