About Me

Profoto poster of Jeff Bridges © Jerry Avenaim Photography, Inc.

Profoto poster of Halle Berry © Jerry Avenaim Photography, Inc.

Bio Excerpt A native of Chicago, Jerry Avenaim got his start in photography as assistant to legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Upon venturing out on his own in 1985, his first assignment was a foreign edition Vogue cover of (then rising star) Cindy Crawford. Basing himself out of Milan, he began to work for Italian Vogue under the direction of Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani.

With an already established fashion career, Avenaim moved to Los Angeles in 1992, where he is now based. Jerry began photographing celebrities and immediately fell in love with the genre. "I love actors and have such a great respect for the craft and it's process." Through the years, he has gained the trust of some of the most strong willed celebrities. In the last decade Avenaim's resume of mega-watt stars reads like a who's who of Hollywood.

Throughout his career Jerry Avenaim's photographs have been seen in almost every major magazine worldwide, including Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Vanity Fair and Newsweek. His list of advertising clients have included, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Phat Farm, Guess, Ford Motor Co., McDonalds, Twentieth Century FOX and Warner Bros.

July 2010 Rangfinder cover story. On stands now.


I am a Los Angeles based fashion and celebrity photographer.

To see a larger body of work, please visit my web site at:

Directing my first television commercial in Oahu, Hawaii

If you would like to know more about me, I am featured in the links below 0


The Mamiya Master Showcase

Cover Story of Rangefinder Magazine July 2010 PDF
http://www.rangefindermag.com/storage/articles … nsight.pdf

The Profoto Interview

Photo Insider Magazine

Photo District News - Behind the Shot Feature

Lexar Elite Photographers

The American Photo Interview by Mark Lapin

My impromptu appearance on the Dr. Phil Show.

My episode on Life in the Fab Lane with Kimora Lee Simmons


03 Nov 10 20:30
08 Oct 10 02:03
You have wonderful work!
14 Sep 10 17:50
Outstanding gallery of work! What a thrill it was to view your portfolio and website! Very inspiring!
03 Sep 10 06:51
Excellent work
03 Sep 10 02:56
Hi Jerry,welcome to istudio!
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