Jimmy Ayoub began his professional life as a musician, playing guitar in clubs around Los Angeles and New York City. As much as he loved the music business, Ayoub realized he needed to make a steady living and sought a more stable career in photography, where he was able to develop the visual sense acquired from years of enjoying old black-and-white movies.
Ayoub went to work in Los Angeles as a photo assistant at music industry shoots for album covers, media events and band tours with Elton John, Ringo Starr and Frank Sinatra. He later studied at the renowned ICP School in Manhattan and began working as a production assistant in the advertising industry. This lead to gigs as a still photographer in television, commercial and film, which lead to his current position as location scout and manager. A long career has lead Ayoub to adventures from island hopping in the Caribbean to prowling basketball courts in Harlem to scaling the stanchions of the Brooklyn Bridge for vantage points. A location Scout & Manager for over 35 years and a founding member of ALSAM in the early 80’s, he served as Treasurer for over 20 years and as an active ALSAM member, a strong force in ALSAM’s acceptance into The Theatrical Teamsters Local 817. A proud and grateful recipient of the LMGI Best Commercial Award in 2015 for a Coca Cola Ad Campaign, Ayoub became a LMGI member in 2015 and has enjoyed serving as a Board Member 2015-2016 and 2017-2018, working with the membership and annual awards show committees. In his rare downtime, Ayoub enjoys hanging out at his country house, fly-fishing and golfing. And yes, he still loves playing guitar.