Jason studied photography at the Parson's School of Design and the University of Montana. He has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Anthropology. After working for a time in Human Services he dedicated himself to photography and worked for a season at the Santa Fe Photography Workshops in New Mexico. Since then he has honed his visual storytelling style by completing assignments for publications throughout the region and the country.
In college I was told that the camera was a passport to experience. I found this to be very true. For someone who couldn't decide what he wanted to be when he grew up, photography has allowed me to live many lives vicariously. Through photography I have been able to learn and experience many things and meet many people that I would never have known existed. With my images I have been able to share these experiences with others.
I most enjoy any assignment that exposes me to something I've never seen before. Photography to me is a way to better understand people and to help others increase their understanding as well. There are so many different ways to live, the camera is a great way to explore these possibilities.
In general I don't enter contests. Though I have worked on several stories that have won awards from the local journalists association.
In my early 20's I became interested in Deaf Culture. To learn more about it I worked for a year at the Texas School for the Deaf.