he has spent most of his life in front of the camera – J. Byron has
been an ardent photographic artist for many years. In taking pictures
of still life, Byron’s purpose is to capture a second of splendor
that he can transfer to a piece of canvas for a lifetime of enjoyment.
When they say, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” J.
Byron offers up “a photographer’s eye is everything - it’s
the way the photo artist observes something that no one else sees.” Furthermore, Byron has taken the art of digital photography to another
level with his fascination of digital enhancement and what he calls “photographic painting.” Recording the image is only the
first of many steps. “In many ways I use a brush (be it a digital
one) like a conventional painter. I can change colors, or add things
that aren’t there, or remove things that are
– until I am satisfied that my work is done.”
His passion for
photographic painting has taken him all over the world. Recent trips
to the Santa Barbara coastline and the island of Kauai inspired his
latest collection, and his current quest is capturing the essence of
the California desert. An avid golfer – Byron also brings his
photographic sensibilities to the sport that symbolizes the surrounding
If he looks familiar
- Jeffrey Byron (his actor alias) has been a recognizable figure in
both movies and television. Jeffrey just finished filming
a role in the newest STAR TREK movie directed by JJ Abrams and scheduled
to be in theatres in May of 2009. With contract roles on “One
Life To Live” and “All My Children,” and recurring roles on “The
Bold and the Beautiful” and “Port Charles,” Jeffrey has also made
a contribution to the world of daytime dramas. As a national spokesperson
Jeffrey has pitched “Alcoa Aluminum,” “Chevrolet,” “Excedrin,”
and “Alka-Mints” just to name a few.
chores have gotten under way with the development of his beloved stepfather’s
works. Jeffrey controls the rights to the entire Robert Nathan
library, which contains over 45 titles. He’s also just completed
his new comprehensive website (robertnathanlibrary.com). In January
of 2007 Material Entertainment in association with New Line Cinema optioned
Nathan’s “Juliet in Mantua.” Jeffrey will produce. His long-term
goal is to bring the novels to film and television - creating a franchise
reminiscent of Stephen King.
Jeffrey comes from a distinguished show business family. His mother was veteran actress Anna Lee
who played the role of “Lila Quartermaine” on ABC's “General Hospital” for
twenty-five years. His previously mentioned stepfather was writer Robert Nathan, who is responsible for such novels as “Portrait of Jennie” and “The Bishop's Wife,” and his godfather was the legendary film director John Ford!