Jay Fries

I was educated as a research scientist and spent my career in research and management at the Los Alamos National Labs in a variety of different projects. A photographer since childhood (e.g., a black-and-white dark room under the cellar stairs in high school), after retirement and with the advent of digital cameras and photo-editing computer programs I became more serious about photography and recently set up my own professional studio, Fries’ Fine Fotos. I like saturated, high-contrast images and my final pictures reflect these preferences. Starting with a straight photograph I adjust it with image-editing software to emphasize my idea of the important aspects of the image and de-emphasize the unimportant parts, adjusting the color and contrast to produce the final image. My subjects are wide ranging, including studio shots of flowers,as well as outdoor shots of wild flowers, mountain scenes, interesting architecture, wild life, people, panoramic outdoor scenes, etc. I print my own images using archival, pigment-based inks and use both paper and canvas media, with a preference for canvas.

Ghost Train photographic print by Jay Fries, Independent Artists Gallery of Santa Fe
"Ghost Train"
Photographic Print
16" x 20"
$175

San Miguel Chapel photographic print by Jay Fries, Independent Artists Gallery of Santa Fe
San Miguel Chapel
Photographic Print
10" x 16"
$80

Heliconia Close Up photographic print by Jay Fries, Independent Artists Gallery of Santa Fe
"Heliconia Close Up"
Photographic Print
10" x 14"
$70