Jay Eckert

Luckily for me, I work in a creative industry I am constantly exposed to many forms or artwork from all imaginable genres. As time has gone by I’ve become more interested in exploring photography for the fun it and have enjoyed the challenge that it presents every time I pick up my camera and look through the viewfinder.

I live in Toronto, which is an amazing city, and is a very opportunistic place for creative people to immerse themselves in so many great opportunities from architecture to a vast selection of diverse cultures from around the world. Not that all of my photos are from the city though – I do spend a lot of time outdoors, camping, at the cottage, or travelling.

I’ve been exposed to hundreds – if not thousands – of photoblogs over the years and find inspiration in many of them. This blog started as a pet-project with a few posts a week and as I’ve gained more confidence and skill as a photographer I started dedicating more and more time to posting a new photo every day. In 2008 I founded a graphic design studio (Parachute Design) and it has since taken up a more significant portion of my time, however, I do still post new images in a somewhat regular fashion.

I shoot 100% RAW in order to have as much control over each photo as I possibly can. Most of my photos are processed in Aperture, and some are then taken into Photoshop for further rendering. No real magic tricks here…

On that note, if you see a photo that you feel a connection with or would like to use in your own work, please feel free to contact me to chat about usage. I’m pretty open to other artists using my work and taking it further.

I’m always interested in hearing feedback on my work, so if something catches your eye, please feel free to comment openly and constructively, but no name calling.

If you’re interested in hiring me for an interesting photography project you have on the go, please send me an email and we can discuss your needs.

In July 2011, I made a switch in blogging software from PixelPost to WordPress. If you’re looking for the entire history of One Thousand Words, you can still find it at www.jayeckert.com/onethousandwords.