Jason Nugent

ARTIST PROFILE

Jason was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, and graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with an honours degree in Chemistry. After working as a chemist in Toronto he moved back to the Maritimes and switched careers to web and graphic design, which reignited his passion for the art of photography.

He is now a landscape, action sport and commercial photographer who has been pursuing the craft since 2007. It was around that time that he started to travel and hike in remote locations around the world. He has since photographed in more than ninety countries for many clients and in many capacities.

His goal is to document stark landscapes in remote regions of the world. Long exposures capture fluidity of movement against static backgrounds and have become staples of his work. Mountains, snow, intense cold and prolonged periods of hard effort provide ample motivation.

Photography is a study of light, and who better to provide insight into light than the grand masters? Jason draws inspiration from classical landscape photographers like Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell, expedition photographers including Jimmy Chin and Tim Kemple, and Josef Albers, a pioneer in the fields of shape and composition. The immediacy of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s work also finds appeal. In recent years, he has had the privilege of working with outdoor great Lars Schneider and portrait maestro Peter Hurley.

Jason currently lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He is an F-Stop Gear Staff pro photographer, a Lumix Storyteller, and a collaborator for Altitude Sports in Montreal. He has received financial support for his work from the New Brunswick Arts Board, and is also a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada.