My forty years as professional photographer has enabled me to have a studio and photo gallery in historic downtown Ithaca just west of the Ithaca Commons. This is where I work daily in my 100% digital darkroom and exhibit my social documentary photography of American lifestyles and my new work, “Aviation Anthropology, the micro-culture of aviation enthusiasts.”
My Instagram website ( https://www.instagram.com/jonreisphoto/ ) has many examples of my work. All of my photos are strong story telling images. My studio is a comfortable place talk about photography and see my work on display. I grew up looking the iconic photo magazines LIFE and LOOK and I was enthralled each week with the powerful storytelling images found inside.
In college I studied the history of photography and picked up a camera and completed an independent study embracing the photo documentary style. In 1972 I graduated with a BA in sociology and never stopped photographing people and lifestyle. I embraced the street photography movement popular in the seventies and started a fascinating journey of documenting American culture and lifestyle which appeared monthly in American Demographics Magazine. I sustained myself throughout the 80’s and 90’s by taking assignments from corporate clients and from magazines such as Time, Newsweek, Business week, and Progressive Architecture.
Today, I am working on several social documentary art projects that can be seen on my web-site alongside my commercial work.
I am in my studio every day, but please call first to let me know you are coming.
Studio Location Specifics:
My studio is located in historic downtown Ithaca, on the corner of West State and North Cayuga Streets, across the street from the State Theatre of Ithaca, above Handwork Cooperative gallery. My name is on the street door