Jeffrey Foster's Bio
Foster is a free-lance photojournalist, based in the Portland, Ore.
Using Nighthawk Studios, a multidisciplinary design firm, as his
base of operations, he is able to produce assignments in the areas
of editorial, commercial/corporate, event, portrait, fine art and
Born and raised in the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest, Foster
has earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s
degree in the fields of art and anthropology. His professional career
spans thirteen years, working as either a free-lancer, staff photographer
at several Northwest newspapers, in commercial photography studios
or as a stringer for international news agencies. Satisfied clients
include magazines such as American Profiles and Jam, businesses
like South Atlantic Trading Company, SKF Training, SoccerKick, About
Face Skin Care Clinic and Fischer’s Cherries. His photos have
been exhibited in art galleries, and he has produced several long-term
documentary projects; including the acclaimed Mending the Circle;
The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Twenty Years after Restoration.
His work with the Siletz resulted in many invitations to lecture
at universities and at anthropology conferences.
Along with his work as a photojournalist, Foster also teaches college
courses in web and multimedia design, writes, is an avid fisherman
and outdoorsman. Combined with a love for travel, he has explored
the backcountry of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, as well
as driven across the United States.
Along with his ability to produce high-quality, provocative photography,
Foster is able to use the resources of Nighthawk Studios to take
his work to the next level – producing what he has termed
as “e-media,” interactive, multimedia presentations
for the web or e-books. Realizing the potential for digital technology,
Foster has been a pioneer in the use of the web and multimedia authoring
as an exciting new medium to tell stories and display his work.
Taking his role as a visual storyteller seriously, Foster has refined
his abilities to not only produce amazing imagery, but to use those
images to tell a story, picking up where Dorothea Lange left off
in producing a “visual language;” one that can be used
effectively in our growing digital age.
To find out how Jeffrey Foster can use his skills to produce for
you the same kind of provocative imagery or e-media, contact him
at Nighthawk Studios.