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Jerry Deutsch is a professional still-life and product photographer specializing in food photography. He can fulfill all of your photographic needs in his New Jersey studio or on location at your site. Photography by Jerry, LLC services all of New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City. Below, Jerry tells us why he enjoys doing his work.

What do you love about your job?

I love several things about my job. First, I love meeting the creative people who are producing the products that I photograph. Second, I enjoy giving the client more than they have hoped for and having them say, “Awesome!”

Who inspired you to start your own business?

I was an assistant for commercial still life photographers in the summers during the 80s, and I fell in love with photography. However, as my mentor told me, there is no such thing as a weekend commercial photographer, and my full-time teaching job paid the bills. As soon as I retired from teaching, I started my commercial business, and now, I am pursuing my dream.

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About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.
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