by chris bartow


I am a photographer, writer, and I have a masters in library and information science. Depending on why we're meeting, I'll say those three things in a different order.

I live in central coastal New Jersey. I created and manage Jersey Collective, a collaborative Instagram-based project that serves as a community for people interested in photography and New Jersey. 

I mostly take iPhone pictures for my Instagram account these days, so sometimes people are surprised to see that I also know how to take "real photographs." I used to shoot fashion, family portraits, and weddings, but these days I mostly only pick up my DSLR for extra special fun projects. 

My hobbies include: cooking, reading as much as I can, exploring New Jersey's parks/beaches/historic sites, and sharing bits of my daily life and adventures on Instagram. 

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