DJ Jarak

Digital Artist Male Buffalo, New York, US
Mayhem # 2613531

About Me

My name is “DJ Jarak” Wysocki and I am a Buffalo, NY based editorial photographer, specializing in portrait photography, most prominently, head shots, fashion (mainstream and alternative), glamour, and fitness. I also enjoy combining genres. I am most well known for my high proficiency in photo manipulation. I tend to favor dark fantasy and science fiction.

I have been a photographer, jumping between hobbyist and professional status, for about 20 years now. I was actually a photo manipulator for about 3 years before taking up photography. Most of my artwork was created using stock photos, which I found to be very limiting, so I decided to get a decent camera, and begin setting up shoots with people. It changed my hobby into what would become somewhat of a career.

Not long after beginning photography to feed my need for total creative control over my own work, I began receiving offers to shoot amateur models as well as some local businesses, one of which was a new Jared the Galleria of Jewelry location; the very first in the region.

Over the years, I jumped from one label to another as my style and quality of work evolved. I can’t remember them all, but the most recent were Nephilim Creations and Aperture Star Creations. Now, I’m DJ Jarak Photography.

In my 2 decades as a photographer and photo manipulator, I have had the honor of working with and for so many amazing people, some of which I never actually had a chance to meet in person. Let me explain. Many of the photo manipulations I’ve done were made from photos provided by clients, some as far as Australia. Thanks to search engine optimization and social networking skills I’ve developed over the years, I really do get around… digitally speaking. Just Google “DJ Jarak” and you’ll see what I mean.

There are quite a few amazing people who inspired me to begin this journey and encourage me to evolve with their work. Among these are Zhang Jinga, Jill Greenberg, Lara Jade, Allan Amato, Tony Mauro, Michael “Michaelo” Oswald, and Ilona D. Veresk.

After many years of seeking representation, I gave up only to be sought out by The Twisted Agency. TTA began as an international listing for alternative models and photographers, but now, under new management, it has been re-licensed as an actual agency. They are based out of the Scotland in the UK, but are expanding throughout Europe and the Americas.

I have been published by Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, Culture Asylum Magazine, Dark Parlour Magazine, Freque Magazine, Artvoice, LA Weekly, Surreal Beauty Magazine, Von Gutenberg Magazine, Strange Beauty Magazine, Gorgeous Freaks Magazine, and Obscure Magazine, among others.

Trials and tribulations, both personal and professional, have made me doubt myself and my future from time to time, but I always eventually get right back on the road. The destination is worth a few bumps and bruises and the journey has taught me a lot.


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Gorgeous Freaks Magazine, The Twisted Agency

Deadly Nightshade #659897
Sherry Stang Girl #1452593
Guy William Gane #537812
Megan Rose Klein #166250
Bridget O'Brien #3416661
Fauna Obscura #2432148
Nikki DiNardo #1620169
Rebecca Rose #3245104
James Divine #2519799
Porche Jones #1036747
Natalie Hope #1308158
Cat Hedlund #1771218
Scarlet Noir #2347664
Windy West #1238215
Leah Divine #2899332
ShutterKat #2925512
KellyLyn #3695083
Kyris #475990
ChellC #3168346
Anatomy #765237
Ariel AA #2627903
Leo Chan #2795612
Star Leigh #2022741
Lilith Rose #1876524
Jean Jitomir #368634
Grace Modi #2707545
LaToya Reid #3098398
Robert Deak #2358894
Rhae Hodges #2439131
Precious Star #1489680
Samantha Hoy #2787579
Ted Sandilands #1542569
Blacklite Bonnie #2453547
Danielle Esplanade #2690703

Not on MM: Jessica Van Gaalen, Purrversia Riot, Cari Gill-Verhoeven, Alexis King, Amanda Funderburg, Lamont Bellsarios, Amy Lee Reusch, Illa Pryor-Martino, Perry Davis. Jr., Samuel Naylon, Rachael Baltes, Jermaine Rose, Amelia Favata, Julia Jaworski, Tiger Martina, Audra Taylor, Honey Minor, Jess Wilson, Holly Brown, Jennifer Parkin/Ayria, Mikey Bauer, Danielle Star, Nicole Brown, Arlynn Knauff, Tiana Dunham, Jennifer Ciocca, Angela Gaugler, Project Pitchfork, Jennifer Stergion, Katherine Fava-Bailey, Brandon Machajewski, Frank Anthony Williams Jr.

ART & DESIGN (Incomplete List) - MM#'s Coming Soon
Elevated Audio Productions, Phoenix One Photography, Chris Ocean Photography, Mark Callen Photography, Gimmick Label Portraits, ShutterKat Photography, Monopolus Productions, Celeste Bonin/Kaitlyn, Jordan Warner Films, Reflection of Reality, Sarah Bäckman, Blacklite Bonnie, Katia Callegari, Enphinitee Inc, Klipster Films, Sarah Dunlap, Juno Reactor, Jamie Eason, Mandy Blank, Mindcleaner, David Bollt, Chris Mars, Lelia-Rose, Joan V, Mosh, Julian Bane, DJ Darkwave, Jaime Koeppe, House of Boro, Perish Dignam, Colette Nelson, Jesse Marunde, Convergence 18, Refresh the Page, Adrienne Wilkinson, SBE Entertainment, "Brandi Mae" Akers, Kortney “KO” Olson, Miss Ratchel’s Stitches, Von Gutenberg Magazine, Gorgeous Freaks Magazine

PUBLISHED BY (Incomplete List)
Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, Culture Asylum Magazine, Dark Parlour Magazine, Freque Magazine, Artvoice, LA Weekly, Surreal Beauty Magazine, Von Gutenberg Magazine, Strange Beauty Magazine, Gorgeous Freaks Magazine, Obscure Magazine
I don't have the time nor the energy to deal with verified credits. If you have doubts, contact those I've listed above and ask them yourselves.


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