Welcome to Wits End Photography, my name is Jae. I'm an American photographer born in Colorado and based in the St. Louis metro area. I love to travel and have travelled extensively in the United States, Europe and Thailand. But even when at home, I try to keep the same sense of adventure – looking for novelty in the everyday; finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. St. Louis, like most cities, has beauty and decay, but the most satisfying photographs find the beauty in the decay. I scour the city and surrounding areas, looking for texture and life in architecture and landscapes. Everyone has a history and every place is central to a story.
A musician by profession, I have only recently become passionate about my photography. I have photographed nearly my entire life, but only to document travels, not to make art. Now, I've found that I can do both.
I post almost daily on various social media (see links below) and wrote the entry and provided the photos for St. Louis, Missouri for the Fripito travel app.