I am in no particular order a Photographer, Artist, Father, Surfer, New Media Designer.
My photography website www.jasonswain.co.uk/
About time i updated this to say thanks to all the brilliant friends i've made on Flickr, thanks for the inspiration and encouragement you've given me since i got here.
You can license a selection of my work as either 'Royalty Free' or 'Right Managed' stock photography on My Getty Pages
You can also follow me on Twitter (i usually tweet when i post something new here on flickr)
Or like my facebook page to keep up with events and exhibitions etc.
========== The Legal Bit ==========
My photos are copyrighted material and all rights are reserved', they are not available for use on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission. This means you must have permission to use the photos in any way that does not fall under the limited rights granted by the "fair use" clause of the copyright law. "Fair use" does not extend to taking the photos and putting them on your own website, even if modified and for non-commercial use. Ask permission if you want to make use of my material.
so if you would like to use them in any way, please email email@example.com and ask me. Thanks.
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"Jason is an amazing photographer with a great eye for landscape, his work is a pleasure to view and visiting his stream is all way's a very relaxing experience, always look forward to seeing more."
February 6th, 2010
takes great photos
has a bril sense of humour
and on top of that - is really good contact
(dunno where he finds all the time)"
October 1st, 2009
enormous breath says:
"In my previous flickr life I had written a testimonial about Jason because he was and is such a great artist. I find all his work very inspiring. He is a good contact to have and when I see he has visited my photos I have a smile for what he writes. He is an incredible photographer and friend!!
As I said before .....If you ever need proof that it is not the camera but the person behind the lens that makes the magic happen then look no farther than s0ulsurfing's stream""
September 30th, 2009
Nick Haigh says:
"Can't believe I hadn't wrote anything for Jason yet, well he's been a contact of mine for a long time now, he's a fantastic photographer & flickr friend, always generous with his comments & praises! which I find to be a huge compliment as he is such a great artist, his stream is full of natural beauty and is always an inspiration...a pleasure to view your work my friend."
August 7th, 2009
Ricardo (Sr.) says:
"you've come a long way, inspiring!!
Keep it up, see you in surfer and thanks for cking in!"
July 17th, 2009
... I am so glad to know you (unfortunately not in person) and being able to share our passion on daily basis with you.
People like you make Flickr such a wonderful place!
I am always so happy:
~ to watch your special & unique creations
~ to read your lovely comments
~ to know you around :-)
Thanks being such a loyal friend since quite a while.
Yours Andrea :-)
Hamburg, March 27, 2009"
March 27th, 2009
John C Williams says:
"Jason is an outstanding photographer and I thank him for all of the help and support he has given me since I started photography.
I admire him a lot for his work and aspire to have the ability to take photos like Jason can.
I wish him all the best for the future, and keep up the amazing work.
~ John Williams"
November 22nd, 2008
Scarleth Marie says:
"Wow Jason! He is just amazing, just by going thru his photostream you'll know that he's an artist and his photography is one of the best i've seen. He is a really nice flickr friend and i am really happy i bumped into his photostream!
I'm looking forward to see more of his work and maybe i will learn from him and someday be good as he is! =)
Great work Jason! Congratulations!"
November 11th, 2008
"Do you know who is Jason? Yes. He's a kind of a person who makes Flickr to be Flickr."
August 3rd, 2008
"Jason is above all a truly gifted compositional photographer who magnifies his excellent sense of scale, balance and interest with stellar but subtle post-processing. I've never seen one of his photos look "fake" or "overdone." This is the sign of a real digital darkroom talent.
I have learned much from you, my fine flickr friend. Thanks for teaching and bringing the beauty!"
July 22nd, 2008
Ms Ladyred says:
""I look at a lot of pictures on Flickr. Jason's (Soulsurfing) photos are outstanding! Check his photostream out. Your eyes will be in for a surprise. He is very creative and a great flickr friend.""
June 6th, 2008
"Each one of Jason's photos has freedom and pure air. If you are far away from the sea (like me today) please visit his stream and enjoy the beautiful sensation of being there =)
He is the king of the waves!"
April 26th, 2008
Extra Medium says:
"Jason wasn't the typical patient of mine. On a normal day I see clients with a variety of mental and sociological conditions from the abnormal to the truly abysmal. Jason walked in and sat on my leather couch and I noticed right from the start that his condition was unique. He sat there sitting strait up, with the largest grin on his face. Not a smile, but rather a grin that looked like some sort of evil animated cartoon cat after devising a great plan to catch the ever-eluding mouse. Eyes were bugged open and he sat there motionless. My normal set of questions were not an option at this point, so I offered him a small cup of clam chowder and a lemonade and instantly he opened up to me. There were no tears of sadness or confusion or depression. Jason's perma-grin told me there was great joy in his life. Come to find out after he had calculated Pi to the 6 millionth digit and then constructing rare DNA strands to create a second generation homo sapien, he then came across his greatest scientific discovery. He properly exposed a sunset with a digital camera. A photo he then showed me was proof, and it was magnificent. There was the sun, in all it's glory, radiant, warm and life giving. But also i the shot were perfectly exposed people, objects and vegetation. He mentioned to me that he posted said shot to this "flickr" site on this "world wide web" and it garnished some one thousand views. It even made an "explore page" which I later found out was littered with puppy dogs, rainbows, sunsets, kittens and the omni-present "self-portrait boob shot". We celebrated his glee with more clam chowder, some orange soda, and a 60 day stay in the Shady Acres Mental Rehabilitation Institution. After that stay, Jason and I became close and shared many photographic discoveries together. He's a fine chap, but he gets a little nervous if you offer him clam chowder."
April 25th, 2008
awake cable says:
"Incredible: (adj) so extraordinary as to seem impossible
Photographer: (noun) a person who takes photographs
Good-hearted: (adj) kind or generous; considerate; benevolent
Friend: (noun) a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard
Magical: (adj) something that produces results as if by magic
Heartfelt: (adj) sincere, genuine
Jason (soulsurfing): (noun) a warm and wonderful flickr friend
If you ever need proof that it is not the camera but the person behind the lens that makes the magic happen then look no farther than s0ulsurfing's stream"
January 28th, 2008
"Jason is one of the most creative and original people on flickr. He is such an inspiration and I love his passion for life which he daily captures in his photos. Thanks for being such a great friend and helping me see that I can start living my own dreams :)"
December 26th, 2007
myla kent says:
"Probably one of the kindest and most supportive flickr friends ever. Oh and he takes amazing photographs too.
don't say you haven't been warned: his flickrstream is addicting. :)"
December 22nd, 2007
"Jason is a fantastic photographer and a great flickr friend!
Here is a passion for the sea, wonderful images, that I always have pleasure to see! :-)
Thanks for being all that my friend! :-)
Keep up the great work!"
December 15th, 2007
hilarious sponge says:
"I knew Jason when he was just getting into photography and that was just over a year ago. Think about that for a second - Just over a year! In that time, he has achieved what most photographers take decades of practice to achieve. It helps, in no small way, that his evident passion for life infuse his photography with an awe of nature and its' elements. There's something for us all to learn from that - never let the camera get in the way of your photography. Nice one, mate :)"
December 14th, 2007
myjuditz ( on Hubble ) says:
"Jason's main element is water, he is surfing its beauty with a camera and his certain talent.
His photography is mostly stunning, powerful and overwhelming !
A great photographer, surfing on Flickr as a master, with a mysterious, phlegmatic character ))"
December 13th, 2007
agreeable bee says:
"Not ot only does he make great photos, he is a wonderful human being.... xxxx"
December 5th, 2007
smoggy grade says:
finding the right words to put into this tesimonial is not easy...
so for that reason....
im not going to whittle on about how nice this guy is and how his stream is just sooo full of inspiration, energy and life....
ill let you see that for yourself....
November 30th, 2007
wild goose chase says:
"There is a great wisdom in Jason's photographs- a breath of fresh sea air to start the day with!"
November 5th, 2007
strelitzia --- says:
"Soulsurfing is an accomplished artist,
it shows us through his photos the most beautiful nature which is, the sea, and he makes it very well,
I like seeing his photos, that make me dream because I like the sea and hope,one day to see it again soon!"
November 4th, 2007
Miss HP says:
"An amazing artist. Talented, creative and inventive. I always look forward to his images and he just gets better and better."
October 27th, 2007
unknown toothbrush says:
"Jason is a wonderful photographer that I have had the pleasure to meet here! His nature scenes, beach scenes are just beautiful! Far and beyond are his fascinating works with the Dictionary images, such creativity expressed in each one!
Thank you for sharing your world with the rest of Jason, it's a wonderful thing to be able to call you a friend! xxxx"
October 26th, 2007
Zenith Phuong says:
"its hard to find words to say about this man, especially after him receiving so many compliments... His photos are amazing. Each image has its own beauty, yet so different from one another. He is definitely creative... and indeed, a caring person, who always waits a bit to avoit to be the 1st one to comment on my photos... thank you very much, Jason! ;) best regards..."
October 23rd, 2007
Emma McIntaggart says:
"So, techinically Jason doesn't NEED this testimonial.
But, since I am his favourite contact, I suppose I should leave one.
Jason is a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious photographer.
His stuff is so pure and so bloody unique!
I love his stuff, and he also has a great personality. (Yeah, I thought that was weird too.) Anyway, I'm clearly getting off topic.
Back to talking about Jason! So, as I was saying, he takes such brilliant pictures. As you can tell by his million contacts who leave him comments and how so many people add his photographs as 'faves', you can see how he's a good photographer. (Damn, I wish people commented and added my pictures as favourites.) ANYWAY! If you don't like s0ulsurfing, you are the biggest idiot alive. Jason is awesome. He's wonderful, grateful and definitely a loser. He is one of my favourite contacts. Keep it up Jason. And people who read this. Add him, or die."
September 3rd, 2007
"Jason's stream is full of great images revealing an awareness and constant regard for nature, light, and form. Whether he is capturing people in action, or clouds, lazily floating across the sky, a great sense of emotion can be found in the images Jason captures.
Keep up the good work, Jason!"
July 20th, 2007
"Soulsurfing continually impresses me with his unique images. I love the creativity that is evident in his photos, they are an inspiration & I look forward to all he has to offer."
June 18th, 2007
"I think I first came across Jason's work when I chose one of his gorgeous seascapes as our daily icon at TWTME's and since then I have been hooked. In his wonderful sea and sky photos he manages to capture the all the power and beauty of the elements, in fact all his photos are done with so much flair, creativity and often humour. Thanks Jason for being such a great friend and keep taking those wonderful photos! ~Jill~"
May 24th, 2007
Bec Thomas Photography says:
"Beautiful photos with great tones and angles! Stunning seascapes that are hard to surpass!"
May 21st, 2007
"unbelieveable is the way he shows the things, the passion he feels is reflected in his work, and makes me respect and admire it so much...
and keep on sharing your amazing work!"
April 22nd, 2007
Sandra Freyler says:
"Your work is simply amazing! Keep doing what you do best! :)"
April 11th, 2007
"Having met the S0ulsurfer on numerous very memorable occasions! I can confirm he's quite a chap!! Everything he does is magnified by his take on life,his beautiful daughter, by his art, by his photography. You can not capture such sheer greatness in a little comments box ever! Jason you are one of life's amazing souls, sharing your talent is only half the story! Thank you for showing me this tiny piece of your life and for being just you! A friend, a gentleman and a S0ulsurfing downright decent dude :0)) keep on loving life and definitely surf...always! ;0))"
March 29th, 2007
- Kemaha - says:
"I can't believe I haven't written a testimonial for this man yet! I love looking through s0ulsurfing's stream - he makes me wish I hadn't of moved away from my hometown by the coast when I see his brooding shots down by the beach. All of his images are powerful, breathtaking and just sheer stunning. Love it."
February 13th, 2007
versed fnord says:
"Photos of amazing beauty and a divine simplicity"
January 24th, 2007
!!! Monika !!! says:
"Some of the most beautiful and amazing photos are to be seen on this excellent photostream !!! Your photographs are a joy to look at. :)
It is clear that you love what you are doing, and love sharing your creations with others.
December 10th, 2006
"I love Jason's stream, he's so lucky to have such amazing views from right outside his window. As a bit of a cloud lover, I get to see some amazing skies, that Jason captures with so much energy, mood and feeling."
December 3rd, 2006
"sOulsurfing has an outstanding eye for capturing beauty. I look forward to looking through his photostream daily! I don't get to the the sea like he does everyday, but I am grateful to see it through his eyes.
Thanks for being such a great friend Jason !!"
November 14th, 2006
"visiting his photo stream is always a treat, his compositions of the world around him is beautiful, inspiring & good for the soul :) in short, the man's got skills !"
October 31st, 2006
"Love his photostream. He has an amazing creative eye when it comes to the ocean and its scenery. His photos usually calm me during a hectic day at work. He gives me a welcome break from the rat race during the work week"
October 26th, 2006
"He is really one of the most fantastic photographers on flickr, he's one of the people who actually have to say something about their pictures, that's gotten quite rare. His artwork is fresh and inspiring. A true artist."
October 25th, 2006
"Jason is a fantastic creator, a marvellous artist and a downright brilliant designer! His photostream always holds something different and I'm continually surprised by his endless creativity. I look forward to seeing new shots from him and I too am proud to call him a Flickr friend. His nature shots are wonderful and if you need something designing...give him a call!! He's artistic, fresh and very, very talented!! :-)"
August 15th, 2006
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