The photos on this site represent some of the people, places, events and moments J.Geil has come across in more than 11 years as a photojournalist. His career is based on some of the field’s most basic principles. Mainly to share information through objective coverage of events by never influencing the people or moments being documented. Ethics intact. No free food along the way.
Most recently, Geil worked as the lone staff photographer and photo editor for six weekly newspapers in Chicago and the city’s western suburbs. He now freelances for local and national newspapers and photographs for the Chicago Cubs, regularly covering the team’s games at Wrigley Field.
Previously, Geil worked as one of seven staff photographers at The Cincinnati Post where he covered the National Football League, Major League Baseball, college football and basketball, and news events in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Geil also worked as a photographer and designer at The Columbus Dispatch. His photos have been published in USA Today, The New York Times, New York Post, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Chicago Sun-Times, and several other publications.
Geil’s work has earned more than 50 various press association awards in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. He and his wife Erica live in the village of Oak Park, Ill. with their dog Leinie.