ABOUT JFA /

HISTORY

The original Jay Fine Art site was developed in 2002 as a display area for my more 'fine art' imagery.

 

That same year I did my first ever nude figure study and progressed to work with many amateur and semi-professional models, but life overtook that work, and JFA fell by the wayside.

REVELATION

The term 'fine art' is in itself, a fine line. Not everyone interprets images the same way, but photography IS ART, and as a result - is subjective.

With this site I hope to show some of my best imagery, gathered in my 61 years of taking photographs.

Most images on this site are digital in origin, but I am in the process of digitising my collection of analogue negatives and transparencies, so over time I plan to keep adding the 'fine art' images here.

LET ME KNOW . . . .

Questions, comments, critique, suggestions, as all are welcome using the email address at the foot of the page. Only in that way will I truly learn what makes a good image, and above all - what makes it 'fine art'.

AN EXAMPLE OF FINE ART INTERPRETATION

(My own interpretation that is.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original image

(Straight off camera)

 

 

Fine Art? You tell me.
(Reminds me a little of

the Afghan Girl on the

cover of Nat. Geo.)

MY JOURNEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure Study 1 - 2002
 

Although I took my first photos at the age of 5 (back in 1959) the image above was the best of my very first serious attempt at fine art nude taken in 2002.

Since then I have worked with many beautiful women and have been lucky enough to accumulate an extremely varied collection of images - not all nude, but all fine and/or fine art in their own way.

BORN 1954

My own first photo shoot

Taken by the Queens Photographer in Ballater, on Royal Deeside in Scotland, this portrait of me was probably an expensive exercise for my parents at that time.

Three or four years later and I had my own first camera.

 

Compare it to the much, (much,) more trendy but somewhat sullen image below (taken some 17 years later at 19) and you can see the curls have flattened out.  

Me at 19 (1973)

Fast-forward to today and you have a trilogy of the passage of time.

Me, trying to look 'professorial'

at a shade under 65 (2019)

Enjoy your visit.

John Baker

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WHAT OF THE FUTURE

Now I am semi-retired I can apply more time to many things. Family, friends, DIY and garden projects take up a lot of my time, but photography has been, and always will be a passion.

Look back often for updates and additional content.

John

MY TOP 3 PHOTOGRAPHY BUCKET LISTS
(Not in order of preference)

10 Places to go to . . . .

  • ​India - OVER LAND

  • Iceland

  • Norway

  • St Kilda

  • Orkney and Shetland

  • Arran

  • Isle of Man

  • Austria

  • Venice

  • Prague

10 Photo-shoot Opportunities 

  • Cover ALL Scottish Tourist Routes

  • Go behind a giant waterfall (But where?)

  • Work with a professional figure model:

    • On location​

    • In a studio

  • Do a photo-shoot with Nigella Lawson

  • Helicopter over the Cairngorms

  • Northern Lights (Malmo?)

  • Rockies train (Canada)

  • Visit CERN

  • Do a travelogue editorial project

5 Photo-kit Clinical Cravings

  • Hasselblad HD50 + Lenses

  • DJI Drone

  • Photo-kitted Campervan

  • Nikon Full Frame + Lenses

  • A2 Printer

People I would most like to work with

on photography projects

  • Karl Taylor (Photographer/Trainer)

  • Joe Cornish (Photographer)

  • Annie Leibovitz (Photographer)

  • Colin Prior(Photographer)

  • Colin Baxter (Photographer)

  • Neil Oliver (TV Presenter/Chair of SNTS)

  • Paul Murton (TV Presenter)

  • Nigella Lawson (TV Presenter + Babe)

  • Gordon Buchanan (TV Presenter)

  • Jackie Bird (TV Presenter)

  • Muriel Grey (TV Presenter)

  • Arlene Stuart (TV Presenter)

  • Nigella Lawson (TV Presenter & Babe)
    (I know, I know, that is twice I have mentioned her now!)

  • Sarah Beanie (TV Presenter)

  • Dick Strawbridge (TV Presenter)
    (From 'Escape to the Chateaux')

 

Alas - deceased . . . .

  • Francesca Woodman (Photographer)

  • Julia Margaret Cameron (Photographer)

  • Helmut Newton (Photographer)

  • Horst P Horst (Photographer)

All donations towards achieving any of the above - warmly accepted.