Jeffrey Sward Biographical Notes

Speaker Introduction

Jeffrey Sward is a photographer, writer, and public speaker who specializes in American Roadside Attractions. Hundreds of roadside attractions are documented with text and photographs in his website Jeffrey also distributes his roadside attraction images on Instagram at user j12tone. He resides in Huntington Beach, California.

Biographical Notes

An accomplished professional photographer, writer, and public speaker, California creative Jeffrey Sward has traveled the rural back roads of America to get beyond the Disneylands and Empire State Buildings, bringing you stock photographs of quirky, weird, unusual, offbeat, and just downright fun American roadside attractions. offers a large photographic archive of Americana travel stock images, with emphasis on the Western United States.  The library also includes detailed galleries of California, South Dakota, Ohio, New England, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Alaska.  Jeffrey’s stock photographs are suitable for fine art books, coffee table books, book jackets, corporate publications, travel brochures and tourism guides, magazine covers, calendars and greeting cards. Please call or email the photographer with the details of your creative image requirements!

Additional Biographical Information

Jeffrey Sward was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was educated at California State University Fullerton. B.M. Music 1975, B.A. Mathematics 1976, M.M. Music 1978. Studied photography at California State University at Fullerton, Newport School of Photography, Orange Coast College, Center for Photographic Art, Yosemite Workshop, and the Friends of Photography. Studied in workshops and seminars led by Ron Bayhan, Ted Orland, John Sexton, David Bayles, Michael Kenna, Ruth Bernhard, JoAnn Callis, Richard Misrach, and Robert Glenn Ketchum. Professional member of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). Jeffrey's photographs have appeared in various publications, such as 101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12!, and have been exhibited in various museum shows such as: "Photograph As: Urban Scape/Rural Scape" Downey Museum of Art,

The Master of Music thesis Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Walton's Facade from a Conductor's Viewpoint by Jeffrey Sward is viewable at California State University Fullerton, the Indiana University School of Music, and the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna, Austria. As of 2019, Jeffrey and Andrea Sward created the Jeffrey and Andrea Sward Double Reed Scholarship Endowment, California State University Fullerton, School of the Arts.
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All written content of this web site is solely the editorial opinion of Jeffrey Sward. All images, graphics, and written content of this web site, including the html files, are creative products covered by copyright law. All content copyright Jeffrey Sward 1975-2019. All rights reserved. No portion of this web site or its constituent elements may be reproduced in any form, by any means, without prior written permission. So there.