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Based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England’s North-East, Jason Friend is a professional travel and landscape photographer. For Jason, photography is more than a job; it is an opportunity to inspire.

“I APPROACH MY CRAFT AS A WITNESS....”

For over a decade, Jason Friend has devoted his life to combining h… Read More
Based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England’s North-East, Jason Friend is a professional travel and landscape photographer. For Jason, photography is more than a job; it is an opportunity to inspire.

“I APPROACH MY CRAFT AS A WITNESS....”

For over a decade, Jason Friend has devoted his life to combining his passion for photography with discovering the endless majesty of the natural world. From the rugged terrain of the Australian outback to the mountain summits of Switzerland, Jason has travelled the globe on a quest to immortalise nature’s most breathtaking moments. National Geographic, British Airways, Microsoft Corporation, Australian Geographic, Hasselblad and Rough Guides represent some of the many high-profile clients Jason has inspired and worked with along his journey.​​​​

Jason’s professional landscape photography is a dedication to our spiritual connections with the world around us. His photographs aim to convey the emotional experience of the landscape by extending beyond ‘pretty post-card’ visual appeal to engage and stimulate all the senses. Whether allowing us to taste the crisp, salty sea air from a surrounding beach, or feel the warm glow of sunrise peek out behind a rolling country hill, Jason’s landscape photography offers an enchanting escape route from the stress and distractions of our everyday lives, to an idyllic natural environment teeming with beauty and wonder.

Jason’s venture into the world of nature and travel photography began with an image by landscape photography legend, Ansel Adams. Jason was captivated by the striking panoramas captured by many of Adams’ famous black and white images of the American West. Despite his early fascination with Adams’ work however, it was a trip to New Zealand in 1999 which inspired Jason to predominantly shoot in colour early on in his career. Immersed in the breath-taking landscapes of New Zealand, Jason learnt the powerful impact that temperamental light and weather conditions have upon the vulnerable environment below, and took this knowledge with him throughout his world travels and eventual foray into black and white photography.

For Jason, light is the master of his craft. His landscape photography is borne out of a deep respect towards mother nature’s ability to reveal the magnificence of her subjects in both illumination, and in darkness. Jason’s engaging images reflect a profound understanding of how light and shadow reign over nature, causing the landscape to transform with emotion. Motivated by the desire to bring the viewer closer to nature and convey this deeper insight, Jason skilfully captures his subjects in that crucial moment when form and texture is powerfully revealed through perfect light. Jason’s masterful approach to both colour and black and white landscape photography reveals nature’s most intimate moments to us, demonstrating his talent behind the lens, and his passion for the subjects within them.

“Time cannot be revisited; it changes everything in a split second. Whilst these moments can be spectacular, they can also herald more subtle changes. But one thing is for certain - this scene will never appear again. Fourteen years ago I left the UK on a quest to capture these fleeting moments. My role as a photographer is to convey these emotions, not by capturing an image but by sharing a vision….every trip spent behind the camera is special.”

Jason is available for photography workshops throughout Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyneside, and for commercial photography commissions throughout the UK. His stock photography images can be licensed via this site, and also his international agents which include Getty, Masterfile and Corbis. Read Less
Member Since: May 2, 2013