Born in Israel, the son of concentration camp survivors, Jack moved to the US when he was four years old and grew up in Rochester, NY. With a newly minted BFA cum laude degree in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and after assisting some of the top photographers in New York, Jack opened his studio in 1980 and has become a well-know and respected commercial photographer.
Based in New York City, his creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for many companies such as Toys “R” Us, Tylenol, AstraZeneca, The Wall Street Journal, Hyatt, Kodak, Reader’s Digest, Crest, AT&T, Playtex, and several Time Magazine covers.
Jack is the author of several books on commercial photography including “The Copyright Zone”, which deals with copyright and legal issues for photographers and artists, “Studio and Commercial Photography- A Kodak Pro Workshop” book and other books.
Copyright was a subject he wrote about in a monthly column in Photoshop User Magazine with IP lawyer Ed Greenberg called “The Copyright Zone”. Along with lecturing and teaching many business and legal aspects of photography, Jack has also served as an expert witness in Federal Court. For many years, Jack’s insights to professional photography could be found in Petersen’s Photographic magazine with his popular “Pro Vision” column. His writings have also appeared in many other photography magazines.
Along with many other awards, Jack was very proud to twice receive the IPC (International Photographic Council) Leadership medal for “Excellence in Studio Photography” at the United Nations. Jack was appointed a guest professor at Shandong University of Art and Design in Jinan, China and named a Mo-Tse Grand Master Photographer in China. He is also honored to be named an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.
Jack is an Adjunct Professor and teaches a graduate level course at the School of Visual Arts in New York City on the business of photography.
He is the only photographer who has had leadership roles in three major photographer’s trade associations. He served as the President of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and named an Honorary Master Photographer. Jack was President of NY chapter of Advertising Photographers of America (APA) during it’s founding years, and sat on the NY board of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). His leadership skills have been lauded and awarded both here in the US and abroad.
Jack is one of the original“Canon Explorers of Light”, an “Epson Stylus Pro”, host of the Epson Print Academy, a Photoshop “Dream Team” instructor, an X-Rite Coloratti, and a Sandisk “Photo Master”. Jack also does Beta testing and consulting with Canon, Epson, Mamiya, Microsoft, X-Rite, Leaf digital backs, onOne Software, and Adobe.
Partial client list:
21 Club, Accu-Chek, Ad Council, Adderall, Aetna, Alka-Seltzer, Allegra, AMA, American Airlines, American Baby Magazine, American Way Magazine, Angelo & Maxie’s, Art & Auction, AstraZeneca, AT&T, Aventis Pasteur, Baby Magazine, Baby Magic, Banker's Trust, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Belcore, Bell Atlantic, BJ's, Blockbuster, Bookspan, Bounce, Brawny, Bristol Myers, Canadian Club, Canon USA, Carbatrol, Cardizen, Carter’s, CBI Magazine, Cetaphil, Charles. P. Rogers, Chart House, Cheerio, Chemical Bank, Childcraft, Children's Advil, CitiBank, City of Philadelphia, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Coleman, Colgate Palmolive, Columbia House, Comfy Interactive, Consultant Magazine, Conterena, Cooper Hospital, Coumadin, Crest, Dimetapp Sinus, Drambuie, DuPont, EFI Vutek, Electrasol, Elektra, Eli Lilly & Co., Encyclopedia Britannica, Epson, Factiva, Federal Express, Fidelity Focus, Financial Planner Magazine, Flash Magazine, Forest Laboratories, Friendly’s Restaurants, Fris, Fuji, GA Financial, Genetropin, Glaxo, Guidepost, Healthy Kids Magazine, Hebrew National, Hershey, Hewlett-Packard, Hills Department Store, Hismanal, Home PC Magazine, How Magazine, Hyatt, Imation, Intel, Ivory Snow, Johnson & Johnson, Jose Cuervo, Kepner Tregoe, Kids “R” Us, Kodak, L’Oreal, Leaf, Life of Virginia, Lillian Vernon, Lipton's, Lucent, Majesco, Mamiya, March of Dimes, Mattel Fisher-Price, May Merchandising, Medarex, Medicus Intercon, Micatin, Microsoft, Mon Cheri, Money Magazine, MTA of NYC, Nestea, Nestle Quick, Newpower, Newspaper National Network, Newsweek, Nicorette, Nicotrol, NJ Pick 6 Lotto, NYC Cancer Projects, Ocean Spray, Ogilvie, On Wall Street Magazine, Opera News Magazine, Orajel, Pampers, Panasonic, Pancrease MT, Paranox, Party City, PC Magazine, Peter Pauper Press, Pfizer, Phillips Laxcaps, Photo District News, Photo Electronic Imaging, Pinch A Penny, Playtex Diaper Genie Package, Playtex Hip Hammock, Playtex Living Gloves, Playtex Products, Playtex Water Stop Gloves, Pocket Wizard, Polaroid, Popular Photography, Pregnyl, Price Waterhouse, Princeton Bank, Procter & Gamble, Promocity.com, Pulmicort, Quiltex, Reader’s Digest, Remedy, RID, Riso, Robitussin, Rose Art, Ryland Homes, Save The Children, Scholastic Magazine, Scope, Sesame St. Magazine, She Magazine, Smith Barney, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Magazine, Stora Enso, Stroh's Beer, Sulzer Ruti, Summit Bank, Suprema Cheese, Syntex/Cytovene, Syntex/Ticlid, Target Stores, Ternlok, Texas Instruments, The Wall Street Journal, Thomas’ Bagels, Time Magazine, Timex, Toys “R” Us, Tri-Luma, Troll, Tums, TV Guide, Tylenol, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Postal Service, UPromise, UPS, Vestron Video, Vicodin, Video Magazine, Virginia Power, Visa, W.R. Grace, Wallace Laboratories, Westvaco, Westwood Skin Care PreSun, Working Mother Magazine, Wrangler, Wyeth-Ayerst, Wyler's, Zoladex
Partial agency list:
141 Worldwide, Alcone Marketing, American Management Assoc., Ammirati & Purvis, Applied Graphics Technologies, Austin Knight Advertising, BBDO Worldwide, Berenter, Greenhouse & Webster, Black Cat Graphics, Botto, Roessner, Horne & Messinger, Bozell, Bozell Healthcare, Canton Advertising, Catalyst Inc., Clarion Marketing, Cline, Davis & Mann, CMP Communications, CMPMedica USA, Commonhealth, Company X, Cooney Waters Group, Cordella Design, CPS Direct, Cramer-Krasselt, CUC International, Custom Communications Partners, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Dahlin Smith White, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample, Davis Design, DDB/ Needham Worldwide, Dell Publishing, Dick Jackson, Inc., DMB&B, Doyle Dane Bernbach, Dugan/Farley Communications, Erato Records France, FCB/Leber Katz, Fleishman Hillard, Forlane France, Frank J. Corbett Co., Frankel & Co., Fingerprint Graphics, Galey & Lord, George M. Martynuk, Inc., Gilbert Whitney & Johns, Gillespie Advertising, Graphic Expressions, Grey Advertising, Grey Direct, Hal Lewis Group, Hodder Headline Australia, Inkwell, Inc., J Brown & Associates, J. Walter Thompson, Jameson Advertising, Jerry & Ketchum, Kallir Phillips Ross, Keiler Advertising, Ketchum Advertising, KF&S Assoc., Klemtner Advertising, Kothe, Howard & Roche Advertising, Lavey/Wolff/Swift, Lawrence, Charles & Free, Leonard/Monahan, Lewis Advertising, Lord Geller Frederico Einstein, McCann-Erickson, McCann-Erickson Madrid, Medicus Intercon, Medicus Life Brands, MSP Communications, N.W. Ayer, NCI Advertising, Ogilvy & Mather, Poppe Tyson, Primedia, Publicis, Rawle Murdy Assoc., Reach Marketing, Red Herring Design, Robert A. Becker, Inc., Rolf Werner Rosenthal, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sage Marcom, Seiter & Miller Adv., Spiro & Associates, Sudler & Hennessey, Sweeney & Partners, TDO Communications, The Lunar Group, The Publication Group, The Roland Group, The Thompson Agency, Thompson Recruitment Adv., Tomsons Financial, Tribich Design Associates, Vance Wright Adams & Assoc., W.D. Jurgeleit & Co., Watson-Guptill, Watt Root & Co., West Publishing Co., William Carter Company, William Jenkins Advertising, Wyse Advertising, Young & Rubicam, Zunda Design Group
Awards and Honors:
Featured speaker at International Photo Week (IPW) in Jakarta, Indobnesia June 2014
IPC (International Photographic Council) Leadership medal for “Excellence in Studio Photography” and “Leadership” presented at the United Nations, nominated and sponsored by Eastman Kodak 1999. Nominated and sponsored by Professional Photographers of America in 2009.
Featured speaker at the Photo World Asia conference in Manila, Philippines January 2012
Honorary Master of Photography – Professional Photographers of America 2009
Guest professor at Shandong University of Art and Design in Jinan, China 2007 to 2009
Mo-Tse Grand Master Photographer in Gilu, China 2007
Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography 2008
Studio of the Year, Studio Photography Magazine “The Business Publication for Professional Photographers” December, 1992
Canon Explorer of Light 1994 – present
Epson Stylus Pro
Sandisk Photo Master
2010 – Present Adjunct Professor in the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. I developed and teach The Business of Photography, a course dealing with copyright, intellectual property, releases, paperwork, and many other business issues facing photographers.
2006 - Present A Dream Team instructor at various Photoshop World Conventions
The Copyright Zone; Published by Focal Press 2015, authored with Edward C. Greenberg, J.D., ISBN 978-1-138-02257-7
Photographer’s Survival Manual (A Legal Guide for Artists in the Digital Age); published by Lark Photography Books 2010, authored with Edward C. Greenberg, J.D. ISBN 978-1-60059-420-5
Studio and Commercial Photography (Kodak Pro Workshop Series); published by Silver Pixel Press 1999, ISBN 0-87985-783-8
Illustration Photography (Bringing concepts to life in the studio or on location); published by Amphoto 1987, ISBN 0-8174-4010-0
· The Photographer’s Guide to Avoiding Common Business Mistakes Through Better Paperwork, Kelby Training with Edward C. Greenberg
· The Photographer’s Legal Guide, Two Disc set, Kelby Training with Edward C. Greenberg
Disc 1: Model Releases
Disc 2: Copyright Registration
· Copyrights and Copywrongs, Software Cinema
· Lighting Essentials, Software Cinem
Sample of Magazine Articles and Columns Written by Jack:
“The Copyright Zone” column written with Edward Greenberg Photoshop User Magazine October 2008 – 2013
“ProVision” monthly column, Petersen’s Photographic Magazine from November 1999 to April 2005
Photographer’s i Magazine; An interactive iPad, Android Pad electronic magazine, published by Ilex. Interview columns, featuring my conversation interviews with iconic photographers Jay Maisel, Gregory Heisler, Joyce Tenneson. Summer 2011 – 2013
Use Most Foul, Professional Photographer July 2011
Make it Magic, Light Placement, Professional Photographer June 2009
Fab faux, Professional Photographer Sept. 2006
The Future of Memories, Professional Photographer Nov. 2004
Your Photos Are Assets Only If You Can Find Them, Professional Photographer March 2003
A New Camera Hero, Leaf Valeo 22, Professional Photographer Nov. 2003
A Bid for Success, Competitive Estimating in Commercial Photography, Professional Photographer Feb. 2001
Sample of Magazine Articles About Jack:
Profile: Jack Reznicki He’s Great With Kids- Plus... Rangefinder Oct. 2002
Jack Reznicki, People Photographer The Film to Digital Workflow, Shutterbug April 2002
Jack Reznicki: The Illustrated Photographer, Professional Photographer April 1999
It’s a Photographer’s Life...A Day with Jack Reznicki; Professional Photographer Storytellers March 1998
What the Pros Know, Kid Stuff; Shutterbug September 1998
The Ever Resourceful Reznicki; Studio Photography and Design, Dec. 1998
Man of the People, British Journal of Photography, August 10, 1997
Over 250 lectures and workshops around the world.
A representative sampling on request.