JC Mayes Photography, Show Low, AZ

Welcome to my website.

About me

I’ve been an avid photographer since learning to shoot, develop and print images in high school.  It began with my father’s late 1950’s vintage Nikon S2 rangefinder camera, which he was brave enough to trust me with at the high school age.  Over the years since, I have owned many different camera bodies and lenses, almost exclusively Nikon.  With a desire to move to mirrorless gear, and Sony being the clear leader in the space, I recently sold all of Nikon gear and replaced it with Sony gear.

Motorsports has been the primary target of my photography over the years.  As a retired drag racer myself, I love the sport of NHRA drag racing the most and always enjoy shooting these events when I am able to scoop a media credential.

Wildlife photography has recently piqued my interest.  Having recently relocated to Show Low, AZ, I am in awe of the abidance of wildlife in the White Mountains of Arizona.  Hardly a day goes by that there isn’t an opportunity to capture a beautiful image of some form of wildlife.  Shooting fast moving birds in flight is the most challenging of these and also the most rewarding and exhilarating.