Jeffrey Stoner is known for making photographs that capture the essence of place. His passion is to capture images of the beauty and wonder that surrounds us. From the mystery of a trail leading through the fog, to the beauty of rhododendron flowers highlighted by the first rays of dawn, his images tell a story that touch the spirit.
Jeffrey had a lifelong passion for photography but only began selling his images in 2004 after a gallery in Pennsylvania asked to show his work. He expanded his gallery presence in Pennsylvania and then in 2007 he and his wife made the decision to move to northeastern Tennessee.
The move opened additional opportunities for making images in the mile-high mountains and fertile valleys of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, as well as South Carolina’s lowcountry. It also gave the opportunity for expanded gallery representation.
He is especially known for his Goats of Roan and Wild Ponies of Grayson series and his landscape and wildlife images have been featured in international, national, and regional publications.
With his latest book released in November 2016 he once again worked with Shanti Arts Publishing and illustrated a book of Poetry by K.S. Hardy titled Natural History. In 2013 Shanti Arts published Current, Essays on the Passing of Time in the Woods. Fifty-five of Stoner’s images illustrate the short stories of Robert McGowan. His next book, Trails of Tennessee, will be published by the University of Tennessee Press and released in the spring of 2019.
Stoner is represented by galleries in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. Jeffrey speaks to groups throughout the southeast on topics including The Fine Art of Photography, Infrared the Invisible Light and The Camera, Technology and Art. He also teaches workshops on the art of photography.