- Commercial Photography
- Fine Art Photography
- Portrait Photography
Springfield native Jeffrey Sweet has a strong connection to all things natural. An avid adventurer, he spent countless hours hiking, camping, kayaking, and just kicking around the Ozarks. His love of nature compelled him to complete a Natural Resource and Wilderness Management degree from the University of Idaho.
Working as a sled dog handler in Minnesota, a backcountry wilderness ranger in Washington, and a backpacking and climbing guide in the southwest helped shape the true meaning of all things wild and the importance of nature in his life.
Jeffrey’s love affair with photography began with his first point and shoot camera at the age of fifteen. Chronicling the world around him was a passion, but it wasn’t until he returned to the Ozarks in the late 1990s that his serious study of the natural world through the lens began.
Combining his two loves, Jeffrey creates photographic images that focus on the inherent beauty of form, shape, color, and design that are so often overlooked in the frantic rush of life.
His portrait images focus on each individual person, spotlighting the personality of his subject so often pushed to the back of a portrait. Jeffrey uses very little in the way of props, instead choosing to highlight the eyes, smiles, and character of his subject.
His philosophy is simple… Stop often and explore the world around you… you may find something unexpected and wonderful.