The Guy Behind the Lens

The Guy Behind the Lens

As a photographer, I’m usually talking about what I see on the business end of my lens. For a change of pace, here’s a look from the other side, behind the lens, with 25 things you didn’t know about me:


  1. I was born at 3 minutes to midnight. That might explain why I’m always up late.
  2. My favourite colour is blue.
  3. My least favourite colour is red.
  4. I’ve taken lessons for guitar, keyboard and trumpet, none of which did I play well.
  5. In 1991, I moved to London. I’m still trying to figure out why but it’s worked out well, so far.
  6. Out of the 6 Caribbean islands I’ve been to, Dominica is my favourite … by far. It’s just like King Kong’s Skull Island (but without all the giant monsters).
  7. I shave my head because I could never find a style I was happy with.
  8. My hair used to be long, halfway-down-my-back long. I wasn’t happy with it.
  9. My first apartment came with 4 roommates – all female. The toilet seat is never left up. Ever.
  10. The reason I didn’t go into the military when I was 18 is that I moved into my first apartment.
  11. I don’t believe in hunting or fishing unless it’s out of necessity. Hurting other living things for sport isn’t sport, it’s cruelty.
  12. My favourite author is Tolkien, but he’s losing ground to Nietzsche.
  13. My favourite music is metal. I haven’t found anything yet with the same energy.
  14. I didn’t get married until I was 37.
  15. I’m not fond of wearing glasses.
  16. I’m even less fond of the idea of someone operating on my eyeballs.
  17. My favourite animal is the cat – wild or domestic.
  18. My favourite creature of legend is the dragon – there are no domestic dragons.
  19. Under the Chinese zodiac, I’m the boar or pig. Handy when I’m in the mood for truffles.
  20. I’m a big fan of boats and everything boating. I’m absolutely fascinated with water.
  21. I have one fear: deep water.
  22. My favourite vacations are on cruise ships. Go figure.
  23. My favourite workout partner is my wife. In the gym. With weights. Oh, shut up …
  24. Regardless of how busy I seem to be, I can always find time for a nap.
  25. Originally, I set out to photograph wildlife, not people. Funny how things change, eh?



Wildlife Photography | Mallard Duck


Jay Terry

London-based commercial and portrait photographer, cat dad and 8th-generation Canadian. You can reach me during the day at 519-619-3237 or at Cheers!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Wow… very interesting! But I really think you should support #8 with pictures, because it is totally incomprehensible! 🙂

    1. Ahhh … those photos are under lock and key. I may grow it out again one day, but not until I’ve gone 100% grey. 🙂

    2. Damn, I wish I could think of something smart like that!

  2. Lol @ 23

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