Cell (646) 209-1607
Boston, MA

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About Me – JR Delia | Life Happens on Location
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I’m a backwoods upstate country boy who started life as a classical musician. I played string bass from 7 to 30 years old, studied at Juilliard and got my Masters of Music from Yale. After playing 2000 concerts, launching a band, and breaking up on the eve of opening for Lenny Kravitz, I decided I was done with music.

Then I fell in love with photography. I was hypnotized: dark rooms; shutter clicks; the knobs on a 4×5. I assisted for 7 years and experimented non-stop shooting musicians, women, long exposures, and pinholes. I moved to Milan to launch my career, and then London where I was first hired by Harpers Bazaar. It’s been a wild ride ever since…

I settled down with my dream girl, had a tiny princess (dressed in tiaras and camo), and bought an old farmhouse upstate. My return to the country reunited me with my other passions: civil service (as a volunteer firefighter), and firearms (I’m the president of my local rod and gun club and a NY State Pistol Safety instructor). At home – surrounded by woodland animals and oddball locals – I’m inspired to shoot all the time. On set – whether I’m shooting for Sandals, Harley Davidson, or the NY Times – I treat work like play, and my crew like old friends.

How lucky am I that this is my job?

Life is so strange…and good.

Contact me

+1 (646) 209-1607

Boston, MA

Partial Client List

Sandals Resorts

Harley Davidson Eyewear (Marcolin USA)

New York Times

Harpers Bazaar UK

ES Magazine

20/20 Magazine

Korean Air (Morning Calm)