Jeffries is a Cincinnati native, locally educated, employed and retired from the corporate world. His interest in photography began in high school with a Kodak Instamatic camera. His camera collection progressed to a “real camera” (a 35mm Olympus rangefinder) after college graduation and gainful employment. Jeffries’s collection of cameras grew to more than 35mm film cameras and lenses. Then his focus switched to digital photography. Recently, Jeffries began collecting and restoring vintage film cameras and reviving them with modern day black and white film.
“I find it rewarding to bring life back to classic cameras. I have enjoyed documenting my life’s adventures through the years (marriage, raising a son, hiking, and my other long-time hobby of bicycling) and sharing them through images I have captured,” said Jeffries. “I support local non-profit organizations, such as Cancer Free Kids, Christ Church Cathedral, Hebrew Union College, Hughes High School Alumni Association, with my photography.”
Local publications have featured Tim Jeffries’ images – a calendar at the Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show; two Spring Grove Cemetery calendars; river steamboat Belle of Louisville notecards and posters; Music Hall Christmas cards; and the book Capture Cincinnati – “The Best of the Greater Cincinnati Area in Photography.”
The Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati recently exhibited several of Jeffries’ images that will be on display at The Gallery at River Hills Christian Church. Jeffries wrote, “My passion for the history and architecture of Cincinnati is evident in the images I capture: local iconic landmarks, buildings, and structures inside and out and from every possible angle; landscapes and cityscapes in all areas of town at all hours of the day and night and in all seasons.”
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