The photography community internationally, has sadly lost a legend. JR Maddox, portrait and real estate photographer from Simi Valley, California, put in hard work to forge his hold of the real estate photography industry locally and led the way with revolutionary gear and techniques, and was also an accomplished and renowned portrait and headshot photographer. Part of the KelbyOne community, and proud recipient of a coveted Guru Award, this man is loved both by instructors and fellow members, as well as those engaged in the social media forums JR was so active and encouraging a member of.
Everyone who's life JR touched will undoubtedly have nothing but incredible and inspiring stories of his kindness, humility, enthusiasm and, most of all, his incredibly warm heart. It's with great sadness that I write this and I'm positive there are many more people feeling similarly to this right now.
JR is the father to James and husband to Karon, and the sheer grief of this wholly unfair situation must be unbearable, but the intent and purpose of this page, albeit unable to lift a burden, is to lighten it and to show James just how amazing his father really is and how revered he is amongst a global community of photographers and creatives who are willing to do what they can to try and assist in picking up where JR so unfortunately left off in planning for a future of success at least as great as his father's. Anything we can do, little or large, will be gifted to Karon and James to show just how special a man the world has lost.