Jay Blake              Photographer/Assistant            (818) 398-5164



Photography I and II, University of Minnesota Extension, 1986

Color Photography, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1987

Studio Lighting, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1989

Leica seminar, 1989

Nature Photography Workshop by John Gerlach and Rod Planck, 1989

Large Format Photography, Film in the Cities, 1990

Dean Collins "Anatomy of a Working Studio" seminar, 1990

Karl Francetic "Photography Dollars and Sense" seminar, 1990

Foundation Studies (art fundamentals), Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1990

Polaroid seminars, 1990, 1991

MCIPA "Four Nights" studio tours/seminars, 1990, 1991

Ed Pierce "Success Through Creativity" seminar, 1991

Charles Lewis "How to Master the Art of Photographing People", 1991

Selina Oppenheim "Project Rates - Pricing for Success" seminar, 1991

"The Art of Promotion: Promoting Yourself as a Photographer", U of M Extension, 1991

"On Location Photography Workshop", University of Minnesota Extension, 1991

P.P. of A. Advertising Photography seminar with Jack Reznicki and True Redd, 1991

Monthly MCIPA meetings, 1989 - 1991



Photographed stores and created seminar slide presentation for merchandise display

  artist Judith Bell, March, 1989

Photographed Cathy Klemmer wedding, November, 1989

Assisted for Bruce Christianson Studios, August, 1990, February, 1991

Photographed award winners at United Way Annual Meeting, February, 1991

Photographed people with their pets at AHS's "Pose Your Pet With Santa", 1990 - 1998

Assisted or photographed marathon runners at Twin Cities Marathon for Chappell Studio, 1989 - 1990

Assisted or photographed high school and college graduations for Chappell Studio, 1990 - 1991

Photographed promotional portraits for corporate executives Judy Bell, 1990, and Rex Holland, 1991

Photographed promotional portrait for Gail Bovy, 1991

Photographed promotional headshots for over 100 actors, 1990 - 1997



Winner of Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Photo Contest, 1988

Winner of Wildlife Division - Tampa Audubon Society Photo Contest, 1989

Honorable Mention in Nature Images Photo Contest, 1989

3rd Place in Minnesota Flora and Fauna, Midwest Mountaineering Photo Contest, 1990

Two photographs in 1992 WCCO Weatherguide Calendar, 1991

Three photographs in Richard Arey’s “Twin Cities Winter Recreation”, 1996



Former member of Minnesota Commercial Industrial Photographers Association

Former subscriber to Communication Arts, Format, Photo/Design, Photo District News,

     Professional Photographer, PhotoPro, American PHOTO, Popular Photography



Catherine Williams – manager at Unitrin                  (818) 313-8500 X4433

Gus Lu – co-worker at Crystal Cruises                   (310) 962-0539

Martin Van Der Voorn – project lead at Unitrin        (818) 313-8500