Erik Jay – Photographer


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For more information about ‘The Great Peninsula’, the latest photography book by Erik Jay, please visit The Peninsula Education Foundation’s website to pre-order today.

Please visit Erik Jay, Photographer website in July for online and interactive galleries, calendars, events and more.



Erik Jay, Photographer is the author of ‘The Great Peninsula’, a 180 page photography book outlining a lifelong local’s perspective of the best seasonal moments and landscapes Palos Verdes has to offer. This four year project of collecting the most amazing photos of the peninsula was inspired decades ago when Erik would watch his grandfather and photography partner Ansel Adams capture the dramatics of the outdoors. From the 3AM tides and full moon events to the Winter Solstice cave photos, Erik gives his viewers moments that shock even those who have lived here for over 50 years.



Erik specializes in all ranges of photography with a concentration in portraits, black and white artistry and dramatic landscape sceneries. Product, real estate and event photography complement the aspects of photography that gives Erik the reputation for being one of the best in the South Bay.

Only the best Sony cameras are used in Erik’s work. All ranges of photography are covered with full-frame sensors and the best quality lenses, each designed for specific usage. Drone technology is included in all photography shoots and is provided by DJI’s best Hasselblad camera technology. Indoor and outdoor photography are easily accommodated with high quality lighting provided by Neewer. Product boxes and extreme macro lens technology meets any style of product photography for the best in advertisements.

Only the best well trained assistants provide additional support, allowing the client to be sure that all details and an excellent mood are staged for the best photography shoot you have ever had. We take our jobs with the utmost in seriousness, but nothing beats a fun and relaxed atmosphere to create the magic.

Erik has enjoyed a wealth of photography opportunities since opening his full-time business years ago. Highlights of his career have been photographing celebrities such as Joni Mitchell, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, Cheap Trick, Don Henley, Stryper with many others. He captured magic at the Grammy Awards in 2019 and created memorable photos at NAMMTec awards in 2018 and 2019.

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