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Being Versatile: Wedding Photography

Being Versatile: Wedding Photography

Portrait of the bride, Sonora, CA @ Jay Watson Photography  I got a call from a young couple in New York who liked my editorial work and asked me to shoot their wedding in Sonora, CA. Wedding photography involves a combination of lifestyle, apparel, documentary, and editorial work. So it can be a good fill-in Continue Reading

Another Young Man In A Hurry (part I)

Another Young Man In A Hurry (part I)

Another anxious young photographer in a hurry. This silhouetted assistant below was taken on a recent magazine shoot in Oakland, CA.       As a photographer now with a few freelance years under my belt, I was recently reminded what it felt like during the beginning when I fist started out. While I was Continue Reading

Have A Drink On Me!

Have A Drink On Me!

A self portrait.   A self portrait and editorial product photography assignment for GM magazine. Yes, it really does work. Save Save Save Save Save Continue Reading

Toy Car Photography

Toy Car Photography

A suburban landscape was scouted and photographed for the background image. The Pacer & Gremlin toy cars are only a little cooler than the real thing. This combo was put together for an editorial product review for Garage Magazine’s recent issue.   Save Save Save Save Continue Reading

Jay Watson Photography awarded in IPA competition

Jay Watson Photography awarded in IPA competition

The IPA Awards show was held in October. This fall has been very busy, and I was not able to get the announcement out until now. A mini-press release is below. Go here for the editorial portraits awarded in the competition. Los Angeles, California. 10/15/07 The International Photography Awards (IPA) announced the winners of this Continue Reading

JW fashion spread Garage Magazine #16

JW fashion spread Garage Magazine #16

A few images were posted recently from a fashion shoot I did for Garage Magazine, but I didn’t want to show too much before the mag hit the stands. Last week the official release party for issue 16 was held at the Irish Bank in downtown SF. Here are the rest of the spreads as Continue Reading

Fashion Photography for Ellera featured on Lexar

Fashion Photography for Ellera featured on Lexar

Fashion shoot for Ellera clothing in San Francisco, CA. © Jay Watson Photography Lexar.com featured a fashion shoot I did on their home page. It covers a fast pace catalog look book style assignment for the San Francisco clothing company Ellera. More work goes into a clothing shoot then you might think. Read Behind A Continue Reading

Dust Rolls Like Thunder

Dust Rolls Like Thunder

A preview of images from a recent editorial fashion shoot and current project based on young 1930’s travelers who rode the rails to escape the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. These images were shot in the San Francisco Bay Area, but some of the location scouting took me to Salinas and Sonora California. The clothing Continue Reading

GM 14: Steve Sellers Shoot

GM 14: Steve Sellers Shoot

A series of portraits of custom car builder Steve Sellers photographed for Garage Magazine issue 14. Location at Sellers Equipped in San Jose, CA. Portraits of custom car builder Steve Sellers. San Jose, CA © Jay Watson Photography click to enlarge About the shoot: Brian Bounds, the art director for Garage Magazine, wanted something unique Continue Reading