Jason Bran-Cinaed is an emerging photographic artist who lives and operates out of Seddon in Melbourne, Australia.
Jason grew up in rural Victoria and was always a very creative person. Growing up, he joined the Scouts where he found a love for the natural Australian bushland. He began cooking at a very young age, first helping his mother bake cakes and quickly moving on to more complex meals. Attending a Technical High School, he studied woodwork, metalwork, cooking and photography.
This was to be the beginning of Jason’s photographic journey, experimenting with film and darkroom development. Jason fell in love with the mysterious and alchemical process of capturing a scene and developing a physically printed image of what was seen. This process would have a strong influence on Jason and would stay with him for life.
At age 15 Jason moved to Melbourne with aspirations of becoming a chef. He immediately felt at home in the “Big City” and quickly found an apprenticeship in a small Italian family restaurant. Over the next few years he trained as a chef at various restaurants in Melbourne. Jason continued to work in the hospitality industry for 8 years before looking for a career change.
Jason’s love for photography was re-awakened upon winning his first digital camera during a work competition. However, it was whilst travelling through Europe during Christmas of 2006, he decided to take his hobby to the next level and pursue a career in photography.
Jason completed his Bachelor Degree at the Photography Studies College in Melbourne, majoring in Commercial Photography.
Jason uses his camera as his main artistic medium, but also spends time painting and writing. Jason is inspired by his urban surroundings and his love of the earth and all her natural beauty. Jason’s photography and artistic eye has been strongly influenced by his love of classic and contemporary art. His influences include the Renaissance, the Impressionists, Cubism, Pop Art, Surrealism, as well as photographers such as Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andre Kertesz, Andreas Feininger, Matthias Heiderich, Michael Salisbury, Eric Schwabel and many others.
Jason primarily works in fine art and commercial photography and has been commissioned to shoot fashion, product, editorial and landscapes images. His personal projects include portraiture, still life, landscapes and cityscapes. Jason’s work has also been published in the Herald Sun Home Magazine and he has recently exhibited his "Grasslands" series in Melbourne.
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