November 18, 2008

Jason Tag


You'll find Jason Tag at : his official site, twitter, deviantART, flickr, One Model Place, Model Mayhem.







"Facing Future"
Art Model Elizabeth








Jason Tag is a photographer I couldn't miss. Not only because of his tribute to the feminine forms in outstanding natural settings, or his deep respect for his models or his confirmed talent... Jason Tag is more than that : a man shooting for peace and harmony in a violent world.

In the beginnings of my researchs about his work, I was immediatly attracted by the strength of his compositions. His interpretation of space and light makes his images a lesson in grace. Then, reading him carefully, I've discovered a sensitive, engaged, modest and very kind artist. Someone who keeps his eyes wide open, disregarding conventions and trying to make his best to change our lifes. I love that. You know it.

Watch his work, read him, take the time for, then, as he says : " go out into woods, breathe the air, hear the birds, and just walk among the trees."








"Extended"
Art Model Ashleigh










I am a Sound Engineer, Musician, and Photographer living in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I'm interested in many things and have mastered none of them. It's all about having fun and living life. Live the dream !

My photography is about beauty. Plain and simple. I try not to define myself as an artistic nudes photographer or a glamour nudes photographer because I don't feel right locking myself into one just one mode. If I feel inspired by a model to shoot glamour nudes then that is what we shoot.


I have no lofty goals or aspirations of artistic greatness.
All I want to do is celebrate women and their beauty.










"Ella on the Rocks"
Art Model Ella Rose













"Soaking up the sun"
Art Model Elizabeth




I find a great deal of freedom exists in being nude, the sense of peace that I feel when I'm shooting a nude model or when I'm nude myself, the sense of being connected to the earth, without any interference from the cloth that binds us. It is through being nude that we learn who we really are.


I have always been amazed and impressed by the ability of photographers to capture the world around us in unique, engaging, and interesting ways.










"Tumult"







Challenging our perceptions, changing our minds,
making us feel something so powerful and so intimately that we are challenged to learn more about ourselves than we ever knew to be possible.








"Peaceful Morning"
Art Model Sylvia





This is the power of photography at it’s best.










"Backlight"




When I first started I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do or how to really do it. I guess what I’m trying to say is that my concept of the artistic nude has changed, and my concept of my work has changed. Of course it’s still not easy to define.
But what I have found is that I now feel like I’m starting to understand my voice in this medium and I’m starting get a clearer picture of where this is going.



It seems that the work is shaping up to be about the connection between the natural world and ourselves.










"Waterfall"




I think it’s happened this way because of my need to connect with nature.

I spend 99.99999% of my life in the city, surrounded by concrete and tall buildings. I sit at a desk for 8 hours a day in a humidity controlled box. So it’s nice to go out into woods every once in a while. Breathe the air, hearing the birds in the trees, and just walking among the trees and the grass. It gives me a nice re-charge that I find I need every once in a while.

The idea is that we as a society have lost our connection to the natural world and we need to re-connect with it, to understand our place in the world and that life is not just about making enough money to pay for gas so we can get to work. That life is about more than that. It’s about friends and family. It about enjoying the world around us, to smile and laugh and be happy.

So that’s what I’d like to aspire to in my work. Showcasing the nude in a natural setting and show that the connection between ourselves and nature is a beautiful thing.








"Tidepool"




His feelings bout nude art (no need to tell you how much I share his thoughts !) :

" What does bother me is that in this day and age there are people who would cause harm or pain to a person who once participated in the creation of nude art.

There are kids killing each other all over the world. The AIDS epidemic still rages on. Poverty, hunger, homelessness are still rampant all over the world, and my niece who is four years old watches more programs containing violence than love.









"Elizabethan Tree"
Art Model Elizabeth




What have we done that our world is so screwed up ?

How is it that people see an image containing nudity and scream porn instead of beauty ?

Why is it that people assume that just because a woman poses nude that she is of low morals ?

Or worse yet that she is not worthy of a good quality of life ?


I believe that artists are of a higher mindset. Not that we're better than non-artists but that we are striving to make the world a better and more beautiful place through our art.


Trying to bring meaning into our lives but also putting forth a message of peace, love and understanding into a cold and violent world, is that such a bad thing ?"








"Summit"















Simply Nude

Available : here.


Life is full of beautiful experiences. None more beautiful than being nude in a beautiful place.

"Simply Nude" is a collection of images by Honolulu based photographer, Jason Tag, that celebrates the amazing beauty found in the female form and showcase that beauty in natural settings.










3 comments:

ashleigh said...

Great article. Jason is an amazing photographer and awesome to work with, I have nothing bad to say about him or his work!

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