Jeff Kauffman is a photographic artist working in Austin, Texas. He grew up in rural Pennsylvania during a time when people communicated using rotary telephones. After earning a computer science degree from Penn State University, Jeff moved to Washington DC – and later to Austin TX – to build a career in software engineering. His photography interests began at the Washington School of Photography and continued with Santa Fe Workshops. He has been developing his photography while also working as a technology consultant.
In compelling compositions, Jeff’s photography shows an interpretive view of his subjects, presenting lines, structure, character, and sometimes weirdness. His work has appeared worldwide in publications, art festivals, and commercial venues, along with his own magazine project called Showable Art Magazine. And, as a point of closure, Jeff now uses a smartphone.
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. To me, everything is interesting; everything inspires a story. What happened here? What will happen next? What am I looking at? How does this make me feel? I imagine those questions when I’m creating photographs.
I hope my work will inspire viewers to imagine their own stories.