I am Tuffer. Portrait photographer. Commercial advertising and editorial photographer. Seattle based. Often in San Diego. And this… is my blog. Welcome.
I will be sharing behind the scenes shots, new photo work, old images, a taste of how I got here, and a glimpse of where I am headed. I look forward to sharing it all with you.
I started out years ago shooting candid street photography on film, and I will share some of those early images with you in some future posts. As I learned lighting I incorporated fashion photography and worked with musicians and bands. But as I looked to narrow my focus, I worked to find the common thread that emerged in all of my photos. And that thread was a polished, stylized commercial portrait look, highlighting and dramatizing the subject, adding that certain… pop.
I am not just a working photographer but an artist. I would love for you to hire me (the “working” should have given that away) but I also just want to see my images out there in the world. And to that end, I offer several outlets for you to follow different types of my work. I post black and white portraits to my Instagram account
; some are commercial, some editorial, some personal but all portraits and all B&W. You can keep up with my current editorial photography work on Facebook
. Then in a departure from my commercial work, you can see my personal travel photos on Tumblr
. And finally I have a Twitter account
but to be honest I simply repost my other accounts there, but if that’s how you like to get your updates, then go for it.
Again, welcome. And I’ll see you around the interwebs.