Jeffrey Sinnock

Copyright © Jeffrey Sinnock

Greetings! Hey how are ya?

So you want to know a little about me, well you asked for it, here it comes.

I fell in love with Photography when I was a wee lad living in Chula Vista California. I’m guessing at about 10 or so my dad got me a brownie camera. After that well I watched my dad always have a camera with him and I thought to myself I want to be like my dad. He wasn’t a photographer but he took cool pictures, and encouraged me to take lots of photographs.

When I was in high school I picked up a Canon film (remember that stuff) camera and joined the high school newspaper and became one of two top photographers in the school. The other one went on to work for AP and Reuters and NG.

But I digress…

I went off to college and majored in photography (surprise) after two years my advanced course professor asked me to come work for him running his lab and shooting for him. Who was I to say no? Worked for him for a few years and then moved to Monterey where I worked for my mentor Jerry Lebeck who trained me to be a custom black and white printer along with his good friend Ansel Adams. After that I worked for labs as a printer or studios as a photographer. For a short while I had my own studio. My main focus was portraits and advertising. I left the business for a number of years to raise 3 great sons who are now artist themselves.

I got back into the world of light and shadows in 2004 and it has been an obsession since. Well sorta, met my second wife who turns out is my muse, didn’t know it until I fell off her roof winding up in the hospital for 3 1/2 months where I died and when I came back the world was a different place.

Now the world glows with light and colors are real no longer muted, my so much better half pushes me to see the world as I see it not as others want it to be seen. That’s why when you see my work it is a tad different (ok a lot of B&W) but still do color too. Here’s the thing with color, any one can shot color but not everyone can do black and white the way it should be done.

Yes I am possessed, I work in a camera store selling the newest gadget read what I can get my hands on about this obsession then come home and then work on my own images or spend hours shooting. I sell my work all over the world, from stock images that make it into newspapers and magazines to fine art to hang on walls in homes for that certain person that loves that special image that know one else has.

– Gear…Nikon D300 main camera, Hasselblad 500C (film) Mac computer
– Main programs I use… Aperture 3,Silver efex pro 2, PS5, and OnOne suit
– Merit winner in Black and white magazine August issue 2013, two page spread
– Web site
– On Facebook: Jeff Sinnock Photography
– On Redbubble


  1. Thomas OlsonThomas Olson01-08-2014

    As one that has worked with Jeff in studio as well as going out just to walk about and maybe find a great item to shoot, I find him to be motivated and always pushed me to be better myself.
    He does have a different kind of eye that will find objects that many walk over. Using light and shadow to paint the image so it will have the contrast to make his B&W images stand out.
    It is a pleasure to call him a friend.

  2. PatriciaPatricia01-08-2014

    I enjoy your artistic expression Jeffrey. Thanks for sharing some of your background with this group. Bet your Dad is/was proud.

  3. Alison GrahamAlison Graham01-08-2014

    Love “the world of light and shadows”. You have a great ability to capture the beauty of a line; see that which most miss and bring it forth. Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. MimiMimi01-08-2014

    The work you share with the I Love Photography group is breathtakingly beautiful.

  5. Martin UnrueMartin Unrue01-09-2014

    A very nice bit of history into your background! A lot of knowledge I’m sure you have been exposed to!

  6. Don KandelDon Kandel01-09-2014

    Enjoy viewing you work when you post – as I have some similar interest. I try and emulate some of what I see in other people’s work in my eye – but with my perspective slant.

    I had the opportunity to spend part of a day with Ansel Adams – one on one, when I was in my late teens – in Fairmont Park, in Philadelphia. What an experience that was! My father, through a friend of a friend set this up. He was visiting Philly to promote his books and did a talk at the Natural History Museum there. He was older and moved slower, but his eye was keen – and was very kind and patient with me. We would spend time looking at something then discuss how to shoot it – his ideas versus mine. Always patient with my perspective – but of course his were always better. A time I will never forget!

  7. Cricket WalkerCricket Walker01-09-2014

    Your work continues to amaze me.
    Thank you for sharing your story! 🙂

  8. Helen HolmesHelen Holmes01-09-2014

    Your work is beautiful. A great story to go with it. Thank you.

  9. Deanna Irvin-WheelerDeanna Irvin-Wheeler01-10-2014

    ok I am going to admit it I chuckled when I read your story but love your pictures!!!!

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