Jeffrey Foster's Bio

Jeffrey 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 stock photography.

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.


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