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Images Inspired by the Island - Island Business Magazine Article (Jason Swain).

Well its not very often i'll post self-portraits, but i have a set here on flickr that i use to keep the news section of my website up to date, and there's a picture of me in the article, so it seemed churlish to remove it.

 

No comments about pictures of 'tits on page 3' please :) (you'll have to be from the UK and familiar with the Sun newspaper to understand that remark!

 

I'm not sure if i like how the article comes across either, but you have to just trust the guy who ask the questions and writes the article, and i think the whole exercise is covered by the old expression 'be careful what you wish for, as it might just happen' because i did join the chamber of commerce and think that the networking and PR stuff would be good for my business!

 

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News Article, published on page three of the September issue of Island Business Magazine, and the www.islandbusinessonline.co.uk/ website on wed, 01 Sep 2010 14:12 BST

 

"Island photographer Jason Swain is celebrating a year of achievement, and looking forward to more of the same.

 

His images of the Isle of Wight have won admirers all over the world, and his gallery of pictures has been ranked the 18th most popular out of about 25 million on Flickr.

 

Jason's work has been published in the Daily Telegraph, is sold around the world by Getty, and achieved third place in last year's Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition.

 

His passion for surfing has led to a commission for Jason from the West Wight Landscape Partnership to develop a comprehensive history of surfing, with fellow photographer Paul Blackley.

 

Jason's original intention was to become an artist, but photography took over when he realised that taking pictures with a camera could be an art form in itself.

 

"I think the beauty of the Island does give me a head start," he said. "But people have different ideas about what makes a good picture, so all I can do is continue to take the photographs that inspire me, then use my skills in online marketing to bring them to people's attention.

 

"It's amazing to think of people all over the world buying my images. A shot I took of Freshwater Bay in 2006 has turned up on the front cover of a paperback produced by Penguin in New Zealand. And another of St Catherine's Lighthouse appeared in a Canadian poetry magazine."

 

Jason intends to continue taking photographs, but he is also working on a new website offering a discount voucher service to small businesses, which he promises will be available on the Island early in the New Year."

  

Story by Kevin Wilson.

  

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Links to my website, facebook and twitter can be found on my flickr profile

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