Jeff Kauffman is a photographer and publisher currently working in Austin, Texas. He was born in 1961 and grew up in rural Pennsylvania during a time when people communicated using rotary telephones. After earning his degree in computer science from Penn State University, Jeff moved to Washington DC — and later to Austin – to build a career in software technology consulting. His photography training began at Washington School of Photography and continued with Santa Fe Workshops.
Jeff developed his photography while also working full time in technology consulting. His photography shows an interpretive view of his subjects, presenting lines, structure, character, and sometimes weirdness, in compelling compositions. His work has appeared worldwide in prominent publications and art exhibitions.
He now communicates with a smartphone and tells dumb jokes.
Everything is interesting. Everything inspires a story. What happened here? What will happen next? What is this person thinking? I imagine those stories when I’m creating photographs.
At the core of each of my works is a visual drama, perhaps a suspension of time and energy, an unusual arrangement of lines and curves, or a portrayal of a compelling character.
I hope my work will inspire viewers to imagine their own stories.
2014 Takeover in Times Square, See.Me, New York City
2013 Art Takes Paris, See.Me, Paris
2013 Exposure, See.Me, New York City
2014 Art of Seeing, curated by Glenn Steiner, published by Alcove Books
2012 Art of Seeing, curated by Glenn Steiner, published by Alcove Books
2012 Coffee Retailers Reinterpret the Container Store, Smithsonian Magazine
2012 LStyleGStyle Magazine
2011 Whole Kids LifeStyle Magazine
2011 Austin Monthly Home Magazine
2010 INSite Austin Magazine
2010 Photo Vogue Italia
2010 Hot Spot: La Boite Austin, Conde Naste Traveler’s truth.travel
Fine Art Photography, Brooke Shaden, CreativeLive
Shooting for Stock Photography, Geo Rittenmyer, CreativeLive
Architectural Photography, Richard Klein, LinkedIn Learning
Real Estate Photography, Scott Hargis, LinkedIn Learning
D65, Seth Resnick, Jamie Spritzer
Photography as Art, Megan Klein, The Art School at AMoA
Lighting the Editorial Portrait, Andrew Eccles, Santa Fe Workshops
The Soul of a Portrait, Greg Gorman, Santa Fe Workshops
The Art and Craft of Portraiture, Platon, Santa Fe Workshops
Portraits with Soul, Douglas Kirkland, Palm Beach Photographic Workshops
Portraits, Michael Grecco, Palm Beach Photographic Workshops
Portrait Photography, Washington School of Photography, Bethesda MD
Figure Photography, Washington School of Photography, Bethesda MD
Fashion Photography, Washington School of Photography, Bethesda MD
Fashion Photography, Jason Madera, Brooks Institute of Photography
Bachelors in Computer Science, Penn State University