Jerry Casper is a professional free lance artist and photographer residing in New Jersey.  He is a graduate of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, where he received his degree in Industrial Design.  Jerry pursued a career in commercial art, design and photography.  His experience includes extensive work in textile design, package design and all phases of studio artwork.

After ten years in the art and design field, Jerry turned his talents in a new direction and became a Commercial Art instructor, where he inspired hundreds of students.  He taught all aspects of art, design and photography and included portfolio presentation and job placement as part of a curriculum he designed.  He also taught Fine Arts and an all inclusive Photography Course for many years.

Since retiring from his active teaching career, Jerry has traveled to lighthouses along the East Coast, Ohio and Michigan to photograph and explore the history of each lighthouse. Devoting much of his time in the studio, Jerry meticulously creates colored pencil drawings from many of these photographs.

By combining his background in darkroom photography with his artistic talents, Jerry uses digital photography in a unique way.  He is a purist in the sense that he uses digital retouching to a minimum.  When he makes adjustments to his photographs, they are presented as taken, with changes limited to those which might be done in the darkroom.

Jerry is the recipient of many awards in fine art and photography and is currently a member of Through the Lens, a newly formed group of diverse artists and photographers. He also exhibits his artwork and photographs regularly throughout Monmouth County, New Jersey.

In his spare time, he plays tennis, racquetball, bakes bread, and enjoys time with his family and friends.  Jerry says “retirement means that every day is Sunday.”

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.