Jayson is currently the Director Of Photography for the Dick Wolf/NBCUniversal produced CHICAGO FIRE, now in its sixth season.
Before helming the hit series, Jayson handled 2nd Unit duties on CHICAGO FIRE during seasons two and three as well as serving as the Director of Photography for several episodes.
Prior to joining CHICAGO FIRE, Jayson lensed nearly two dozen features. Recent highlights include AMNESIAC, directed by Michael Polish, starring Kate Bosworth and Wes Bentley, and director Vincent Grashaw’s festival hit, COLDWATER, where his cinematography was singled out by critics. Jayson’s work has screened theatrically, appeared on network and cable television, and has been seen on the festival circuit at SXSW, Tribeca, and Camerimage to name a few.
In addition to his work behind the camera, Jayson served as the Technical Editor for A SHOT IN THE DARK, the well-received book about digital cinematography and lighting. He’s also enjoyed conducting cinematography workshops across the US, the Philippines, and Kosovo, as well as participating on panels at NAB and many film schools across the US.
A member of Local 600, Jayson holds a BA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from the American Film Institute.