Fine Art Photographer Jaime Ibarra's Battle With Multiple Sclerosis

Fine Art Photographer Jaime Ibarra's Battle With Multiple Sclerosis

Internationally known for his fine art portraiture with his signature color palettes, artist Jaime Ibarra has been respected and loved for this photography and post production work for several years. However, a devastating diagnosis recently has him reluctantly reaching out for help, as full-time artists unfortunately have to do when tragedy strikes.

Once a popular stalwart of DeviantART during its heyday, Ibarra has long since expanded into the education world with fantastic tutorials covering his approaches, philosophies, and vision in photography. He is regarded as an eccentric perhaps, but nonetheless a respected educator and industry icon, and featured on Fstoppers before as well.

Image copyright Jaime Ibarra. Used with permission.

Having to now contend with multiple sclerosis is life-changing, to say the least, and sadly it has affected Ibarra's ability work, to make his art, and to create educational content. Close friends have encouraged him to start a fundraising campaign to help with his mounting medical bills, and he has hesitantly posted this to his website and GoFundMe fundraising page. While online fundraisers carry all sorts of varying opinions among photography industry folks, this is definitely one I can get behind, and I urge you to consider helping out if you can.

Image copyright Jaime Ibarra. Used with permission.

We will try to keep you updated on Ibarra's battle with MS, and we at Fstoppers wish him all the best on the road to managing this incredibly difficult condition.

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Jay Jay's picture

This really sucks. He's been a huge influence to me, and a super nice guy on top of that. Damn. :/

Ryan Burleson's picture

Sad to hear about this, I remember him shooting a model I worked with and I loved his style back then a decade ago. Donated for sure.

I had a one on one webinar (or whatever you call it) with him. Jaime is just a super nice guy and was more than willing to explain (and explain again) his process. I must say - although his photos are top-notch (simply amazing) you should hear the guy play guitar!!! It's very sad to see a good person with that much talent go through what he is. I wish him all the best.

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