About JR

JR (Jim) Sykes is an award-winning freelance photographer, operates a studio in Ybor City, and leads guided photography tours in the American Southwest and other locations in the United States several times a year. JR is experienced in product, real estate, event, commercial/corporate, landscape/fine art, travel, model, wedding, and portrait photography. His commercial work has been published in numerous books, magazines, posters, catalogs and other media. His fine art hangs in many homes, offices, and board rooms, as well as government, military, and public institutions. One of his prints was presented as a gift from the City of Tampa to the President of Liberia. JR is President Emeritus for Life of the Tampa Bay Camera Club, is an organizer of  The Tampa Bay Strobist and Photoshop Collective, and member of other photography organizations in the Tampa Bay Area.

JR is also a photography teacher and has taught classes, workshops, and seminars around the country in person and via the internet. He teaches private lessons and provides tutoring to students in the greater Tampa Bay area as well.

Photo courtesy of Robert Rostick

Photo courtesy of Lee Brand