Rather eclectic in influence and interest, Jamii T finds pleasure in observing and photographing subjects ranging from flowers to fetish nudes.  Although you might not tell from some of his work, he is an avid birdwatcher.  His background includes creative pursuits such as music and videography, and his band Toxic Dollz recently signed a distribution deal with FnA Records www.fnarecords.net on material recorded in the 90’s.  When he’s not making photos he can be found pursuing his master’s degree in business administration.  Chiaroscuro Photography was founded after a photo session for a final project for a photography class he took.  Chiaroscuro is an Italian amalgam for “light-dark” and in the art world denotes a ratio and transition of light to dark used to emote dramatic effect.  That initial project was labeled as chiaroscuro by his instructor and his DBA was decided.  His instructor later honored Jamii by requesting and publishing a photo from that initial session in her book Photography for the 21st Century http://www.amazon.com/Photography-21st-Century-Katie-Miller/dp/1418009385/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337189405&sr=1-1 p. 84.  Jamii concentrates on studio work and oberservation of the world around him.  He accepts event commissions on a limited basis.


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