Growing up as a skater and surfer in sunny, Southern California, Jim Jordan spent his high school days scouting models and finding the next great faces of the coming generation. With a passion for beauty and styling, Jim quickly became a highly respected hair and makeup artist, traveling the world and working with the biggest actors, actresses and supermodels of the time, such as Cindy Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Farrah Fawcett, etc. He worked with the world’s best photographers, such as Herb Ritts, Peter Lindbergh, Steve Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, to name a few, and after many years of behind the scenes experience as a hair and makeup artist, Jim picked up a camera and immediately developed his own unique style as a photographer. Jim now shoots celebrities such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Drew Berrymore, Charlize Theron, Marisa Miller, to name a few, and shoots for clients such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, Marie Claire, etc. Jim also directs and shoots seamless campaigns for clients such as Mercedes Benz, J Crew, American Express, Warner Brothers, and many more. Jim has many sponsors who stand behind his work including Canon, Sony, Lexar, Wacom, Profoto, California Sunbounce, Broncolor, PhotoShelter, Phase One, Tamrac, LiveBooks, Seagate, Drobo, and Agency Access. Jim now lives in LA and NYC, and shoots in the most picture perfect places around world.
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Ever wonder what kind of equipment world-renowned celebrity / fashion photographer, Jim Jordan uses when he is on a big shoot? Yes, he shared that as well!
Leica – S-System S2 camera body, 35mm F2.5 lens, 70mm F2.5 lens, 120mm F2.5 lens
Canon – 5D MK II camera body, 5D MK III camera body, 24-70mm F2.8L lens, 85mm F1.2L lens, 50mm F1.2L lens
California SunBounce – Micro Mini Reflector (silver/white & black/white screens), Mini Reflector (silver/white & black/white screens), Pro Reflector (silver/white, black/white & zebra/white screens), Sun-Swatter, Wind-Killer
Broncolor – 6′ Para Umbrella, Scoro A4S Powerpacks,
Elinchrom – Octa Light Bank 74″ (with diffusion panel)
Lexar – Professional 600X & 1000X UDMA compact flash cards
Tamrac - Big wheels rolling photo backpack, Big wheels rolling strongbox LP2, Lightspeed 4 rolling light cases, Location light stand bag, Medium rolling studio equipment bag
Seagate - Barracuda 3TB internal hard drives
Drobo - Drobo Pro (8 bay), Drobo (4 bay location drive)
Wacom – Intuos4 tablet