Byron Jorjorian grew up in Mississippi where he spent his childhood in the outdoors catching snakes, turtles, chipmunks, lizards and all manner of other creatures. He was raised in a family of artistically talented people (his dad was a commercial artist) which influenced his interests. When his grandfather bought him a camera at age 11 the stage was set. By age 19, Byron knew what he wanted to do with his life. Since then Byron has pursued nature photography as a profession nearly his entire life. He has spent a lifetime exploring and sharing nature through his fine art photography.
With nearly 400,000 images in his files, his photographs have appeared on greeting cards, calendars, magazines, posters, murals, fine art prints, brochures, and advertising. His credits include such notable publications as National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer and Time Magazine. Byron has had over 12,000 images published and more than 19,000 prints installed worldwide. He is currently represented by 4 stock agencies around the globe.
In Byron’s photographs, he always trying to reveal details in nature that others might overlook. When people look at his work, what he hopes they see first is a work of art (usually abstract) and then the actual subject matter of that art — the place or living thing he has photographed. Ideally, the viewer experiences a mental shift back and forth between the colorful patterns and textures of his art to the “a-ha” revelation of the subject that he has captured.
“The images I create grow from what I like to call “emotional discovery.” This is the discovery of previously unseen patterns and arrangements of colors and shapes in nature that create a strong emotional state within us when we notice them. Each image is made more unique by the integration of lighting and conditions that come together at the moment of the photograph’s conception. It is here in the space created by natural conditions and emotional discovery that my images take shape. My time spent in nature instills a great sense of childlike wonder, harmony and oneness in me, and through my photographs I hope to share that special feeling.”
His award winning photography has also appeared in 100’s of publications such as:
National Geographic Magazine
Outdoor Photographer Magazine
Audubon Field Guides
The Nature Conservancy Magazine
Corporate stock photography clients include:
Ford Motor Company
Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel
United States Postal Service
Universal Studios (CA & FL)
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens (Show & Permanent Collection)
The Renaissance Center
Jackson Cultural Center
Flying Solo Exhibition @ Nashville International Airport (two exhibitions)