Photography began as a means of solving the “no picture, no proof” argument when I used to do solo backcountry hiking in Alaska. I was stationed at Eielson AFB at the time. Since then it’s bloomed, wintered, and bloomed again. I now define my photography within two distinct veins: Comfortable Isolation and the Personification of Nature. In short, I search for scenes of quiet isolation where we can re-engage our ego and, in that discussion, enable personal growth. I am also in search of hints of Nature in her etherial form. Whether it be the shape of a woman in a wave as in the piece “Her;” trees that look alive as in the piece, “Dance;” or a great bird riding the waves as in the piece, “Pacing the Sun.” Feel free to ask me to define either of these at length. Current Exhibition: Carnevale Gallery | Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas Awards & Recognition 2013 Hawaii Photographer of the Year 2013 Every Hero of Humanity by the Everyday Hero Project Published 3 times in National Geographic 2014, 2015 Finalist in Nat Geo Traveler Contest 2015 Finalist in Weather Channel’s Its Amazing Out There 2015 Named Top 100 Night Sky Photographers by 2014, 2015

State/Province/Region: WA

Country: USA

Featured Photos by Jason Matias

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