Jeff Fry graduated summa cum laude from Sam Houston State University in Texas
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Photography, two minors, and a Teaching
Certificate in Industrial Arts and Education. He received technical certification
in motion picture production from The Film Group Institute in California, and has
had the privilege of learning his trade from such notable masters of light as
Al Weber and Ansel Adams.
His challenging career in film has spanned over thirty years, reaching from the
inner workings of NASA’s Mission Control to the studios of Hollywood. Jeff has
worked on independent films in a variety of roles, including writer, director,
and cinematographer, and has helped produce training manuals, publications and
industrial videos supporting advancements in military technology and satellite
communications. He is the author and editor of five national photographic standards
for the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM) and the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Jeff has worked for such companies as Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation
and Perot Systems as a writer, illustrator, analyst, and project manager, and has
taught hundreds of students as an instructor of photography. As Vice-President of
the Color Microimaging Corporation, Jeff managed a state-of-the-art facility pioneering
the field of color micrographic photography. Working closely with scientists and
researchers at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York, he modified animation, reprographic
and planetary cameras to the exacting standards of micrographics, and customized lenses,
lighting systems and film processors to handle a variety of motion picture film stocks
from 16mm to 105mm. He has been a commercial, portrait and fine art photographer, with
his work displayed in galleries and one-man exhibitions, and he has lectured on color
film preservation technology at Yale University.
Jeff has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Jesse H. Jones and
Mary Gibbs Jones Scholarship from the Houston Endowment, the Gladys E. Hansen Memorial
Scholarship from the Society of Photographer’s in Industry, and the American Legion Award.
He was a finalist at the 1998 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, a finalist at the
7th Annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, a 2005 and 2006 Nicholl Fellowships
semi-finalist, and the Grand Prize recipient of the 8th Annual Fade In Awards