Photographer, Jason Kelley has had a passion for photography since he was a child obsessively gazing at the images in National Geographic Magazine. Life's turns took him into a career in the culinary world during college where he has become an accomplished Chef in restaurants around Northern California and Nevada. Looking to further his career in the culinary field, Jay took his talents to others homes as a Private Chef to family's in the Tahoe area and beyond, cheffing for Red Bull Energy Drink events around the country, and remains the Executive Chef and General Manager of Points North Heli-Adventures in Cordova, Alaska during the spring. He finally picked up a camera and began capturing the diverse lifestyle he and his friends live with his images.
Jay is a long time resident of the Lake Tahoe area who began his photographic career (strapping multiple cameras to his head as a means to support his skydiving habit) working as a cameraman for Skydive Lake Tahoe since 2000. In 2006 Jay was working as a staff photographer for the Sierra Sun, a daily newspaper in Truckee, C.A. as well as the Tahoe World in Tahoe City, C.A. Since then Jay has expanded his photography as a freelance photographer to other areas, exploring alternative sports, events, weddings, lifestyle, travel, and commercial advertising. His work can be found in and around the Tahoe area, Reno, and around the country in publications advertising for clients such as: ESPN Surfing, Monster Energy Drink, The Resort at Squaw Creek, Intrawest, Red Bull Energy Drink, Korbel Champagne, The Village at Squaw Valley, Booth Creek, Northstar at Tahoe, Jeep, 48 Straight, City of Reno publications,The L.A. Times/West Magazine and the covers of California Flyfisher, Tahoe Weekly and Skydiving Magazine.
To contact J.Kelley:
Phone: (530) 412-1099