My name is Jason and I'm a graphic designer/photographer from Joensuu, Finland. I was born in Cape Town, South Africa where I studied for 2 years and received my diploma as a graphic designer. Around 7 years ago, I moved to Finland to learn more about my Finnish roots, to explore and to develop my career. Photography started as a hobby and now has turned into a lifelong passion of mine.
Over the last 15 years or so, I have worked with many companies, organisations and individuals, creating promotional material for events, designing logos, creating vector art, producing music, doing photographic work and editing video.
I have experience with a variety of design, photo, video and audio software, and am constantly looking to develop and expand my skills as a creative person.
April was a bit of a mixed bag. The lakes have been thawing nicely and I have managed to get out into the nature, but in the end there were only one or two landscape photos that I thought were useable. It’s that time of the year where the scenery is mostly brown and patches […]
March. Yeah, March was quite snowy. I spent more time indoors developing my portrait photography than being out in the snow. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, but I’m sure that when the lakes thaw and some water starts to show I’ll be back out there doing my usual business. I think […]
February marked the beginning of my journey into portrait photography. I spent a lot of my free time watching videos about lighting and shadows, trying to understand what I would need in order to start practicing. At the end of the month I bought myself a couple of softboxes and a strobe light. I figured […]
The start of this year has been quite interesting for my photography. I’ve attempted some more heavily-edited fine art kind of stuff, as well as some more food and product photography. Unfortunately, many of my shoots this month have been unsuccessful, and I’ve often returned home feeling like some kind of lost ice man with […]
I’ve been living here in Joensuu for just over 2 years now, and there’s one place that I just keep coming back to. ”Voiluoto”, is the name of this tiny island just off the shore of Kukkosensaari/Kalmoniemi. It is an easy walk from the centre of town to this place (maybe 20 minutes or so), […]
2018 was an incredible year for photography. I learnt a lot and am forever grateful that I managed to spend so much time with nature. With each sunset, sunrise and starry night burnt brightly into memory, I will move forward with a goal to experience them all over again in 2019. Below are photos from […]