Jeff is a graduate of Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in photography. He began his career over 25 years ago and has worked all over the globe.

He is a Gold National Magazine award winner with three Honourable Mentions from the Canadian Magazine Industry in photography and photojournalism. He is a contributor to international advertising campaigns with clients such as the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, the Royal Ontario Museum and The Stratford Festival. His editorial photography has appeared in publications including Maclean's, Canadian Art, New York Times, Equinox, Canadian Living, Globe and Mail, BBC World Magazine, Discovery Channel and GQ.

"My approach and skill in photographing has greatly developed over the past twenty years. My roots in creating images originates with reportage. The free flow and raw emotion of photojournalism has had a profound influence on the way I compose images. I am always looking for that realistic spark in a images that makes you want to hover over it for a few extra moments. Allowing the viewer to feel something and forget they are seeing for few moments." ~ Jeff Speed