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Jimmy ienner, Jr.’s resume reads like a rock and roll documentary written by someone who lived it in real time. Precisely capturing his subjects with his eye through the lens, the art that ensues projects the artist’s true personality and often times vulnerability. Whether through video or still captures, Jimmy’s work is unmistakable.
As Chief Photographer / Video Director at Sony Music Entertainment Inc. for nearly two decades, Jimmy worked with hundreds of the biggest talents in the business. From the 1990's to the late 2000's he was one of the most published photographers in the entertainment industry. His photography portfolio runs full spectrum, including artwork seen on and inside dozens of CD and DVD covers, as well as publicity photos, tour merchandise, assignments on several major feature films, and music videos. Jimmy’s work in video has appeared on television and cable networks, and the internet throughout the world.
He has photographed or directed some of the biggest names and most defining persons of our era from artists such as Roger Waters co-founding member of Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey, to actors including Peter Boyle and Kevin Bacon, and even leaders of the free world like George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
With his natural ability to be a team leader, instructor and mentor, he was contracted by Apple Inc. for his expertise in photography and videography to mentor and instruct up-and-coming employees in the craft for this world-wide corporation.
His accomplishments are many. At the age of twenty seven Jimmy became one of the youngest photographers to land a professional endorsement from the prestigious camera company Leica also that year with Fuji Film. 2007-2008, Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business Lincoln Center, tapped Jimmy to design and teach a graduate level class on Entertainment Marketing. 2010-2012 Jimmy was voted in as co-chair of the Visual Arts Committee of the Recording Academy NARAS (GRAMMYs) for Video Direction. This honor is in addition to his existing status as voting member of the Academy.
When Jimmy’s not holding a camera in his hands, he most likely can be found fly-fishing, which is a favorite hobby and the source of a large body of his work in imagery. Jimmy has also served several terms on the Board of Directors of the Catskill Fly-Fishing Center & Museum.
Attaining a highly consistent space in his market, Jimmy has welcomed the freedom of freelancing to his passion for photography allowing him to choose specific projects of interest. These chosen projects represent his artistic styling and clearly depict the vision asked for by his clients.