Submitted. The 2013 National Image Salon of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) was exhibited in April in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jason Brown, professional photographer at Revival Arts in Abbotsford, was awarded a Best in Class Trophy and a Judge’s Choice for his image “Shoe-icide” in the Illustration category and had two other images accepted into the salon. Two of his images “Shoe-icide” and “Radial Ascension” were selected to be part of the Loan Collection which consists of the best 40 photographs selected to represent imaging in Canada for 2013.
For 2013, there were 843 images entered and 52% were accepted into the National Image Salon. When assessing the submissions, the panel of judges consider criteria such as impact, creativity, style, composition and technique. Brown said, “Red is my favourite colour and I know that pops in photographs. When I saw my wife’s shiny, red shoes, I started mulling over ideas before I came up with the title and concept for “Shoe-icide”. This photograph is actually a composite of separate photographs of the shoe, the hook and several images of paint dripping. I think the witty title also contributed to its success.”
Brown is a second generation artist and has been pursing photography since he bought his first SLR camera in 1997. He has used his photography skills to support many non-profit organizations locally and internationally. He recently photographed celebrities Jennifer Hudson, Nelly Furtado, Martin Luther King III, Mia Farrow, Hedley and Kid President for Free the Children’s We Day in Sesattle.
Brown has previously won top provincial and national awards for his commercial and portrait photography and holds nine accreditations from the Professional Photographers of Canada. He regularly does portrait photography for families throughout the Lower Mainland and commercial photography for a wide variety of North American companies. More of his photography may be seen at www.rastudio.ca and www.jasonbrown.ca.