Jeff is from suburban Chicago, and moved to the city to study journalism at Columbia College Chicago. He works as a freelance journalist and photographer, and is active in the blogging community. His blog – called “Fuck Yeah Sharks” – became immensely popular last year, and has since spawned over 3,000 other similar blogs (everything from “Fuck Yeah Tattoos” to “Fuck Yeah Neil Patrick Harris”). His blog is now one of the most-followed blogs on Tumblr.
Jeff is very passionate about journalism and photography. He is active in the local photography scene, especially the set that focuses on photo-realism and journalistic subject matter. Additionally he has discovered a passion for cycling and is deeply involved in the local fixed-gear scene – – large groups of “fixies” who ride in groups together and stop at dive bars along the way.
Jeff’s friends are a mixture of several overlapping circles of foodies, hipsters, bike-riders, school friends, musicians, writers, and photographers. He also loves sports (sports photography is one way he makes money), and is an obsessive blog-reader.