Hi All. I'm Jason Lucey and I mostly do landscape and lifestyle photography. I'm based in Portland Oregon, so most of my images are based there or in the surrounding areas. I've been doing photography for most of my life as a serious hobby. Occassionally I'll do paid work or put up pictures in a coffee shop. It's a fun pasttime for me. The adventures fill me up when I need it. 

I prefer to shoot film over digital when I do photography. Film has a lot of characteristics that digital does not (and I haven't found any film emulation filters that are as good as the real thing). Plus, being limited to 10 or 15 shots per roll has an important purpose in making me think more critically about each exposure. With my DSLR, I might take 100 shots, but with my medium format camera, I might shoot less than a roll. I recently took my 4x5 to the beach and shot two images for the whole day. It really makes you pause and think.

These images were taken on a trip the Cottonwood Canyon with my son, Jonah. We'd gone there to go fishing. When we didn't catch any fish, we ended up exploring or finding fun things to do around camp. For the black and white shot I used a combination of a #25 red filter and a polarizer filter with Ilford Delta 100 black and white film to increase contrast and darken the sky naturally. The color image was shot with unfiltered Kodak Ektar 100 film. I used my Mamiya RZ67 to get big, detailed negatives. You can read more about it and see more images on my website at jasonluceyphotos.com.

Jason Lucey