Jimi Sweet…Your Secret Weapon
New York City real estate photography combines two of things that I love the most: thoughtful, methodical image-making, and the magic of The City That Never Sleeps.
I was born in Danang, Vietnam and lived in an orphanage in Saigon until I was adopted at the age of two. I was raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with a white sister, a black brother, and a brother and a sister adopted from different parts of India.
In October 1998, I moved to New York to be a small fish in a big pond. For several years, I freelanced as a graphic designer, photographer, and webmaster for Manhattan entertainment companies and nightclub promoters.
I later worked as a location scout for commercial clients such as Adidas and JCPenney. My film credits as a location scout and production photographer include Heterosexuals (2010), New York (2009), and Me, Myself and Your Husband (2010).
From December 2012 until August 2017, I was the General Manager of West St. Studios, a boutique production facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I co-produced shoots for BET, Chipotle, Culture Trip, Elle Magazine, GQ Magazine, Kith NYC, NBC Sports, Nick at Night, Origins, People Magazine, Schutz, Sony Music, Target, and Women’s Wear Daily Magazine.In April 2017, I became the official in-house headshot photographer for Keller Williams NYC.
I live in a fourth-floor walk-up in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn with four dogs, four cats, and one betta. I am the father to two adult sons that I adopted as teenagers in August 2006.