Jason Evans seems to attract a cult-like status through his youthful, rebellious attitude towards the subject matter of his photos. That could sound like they centre on themes of disaffection and angst but the truth is that Jason moulds conventions, fusing them relentlessly, working with a dynamic happiness rather than a sledgehammer of doom. His approach never dismisses what should be at the heart of our lives — fun and frolics.
So without further ado, let me share two facts about Jason Evans – 1. He has a preferred mode of transport. This mode of transport is the bicycle and 2. He is responsible for a popular photoblog called The Daily Nice where he posts one image per day “that makes him happy.”
He is acutely aware of the customs we come across everyday in our visual culture, and his maintenance of The Daily Nice is just one of many arenas where he challenges the dominant conventions in the photographic world. Nowadays, everybody can dabble at being a photographer, but Jason is doing more than smashing the hell out of a touch screen phone at a gig. Much more.
Here’s a photographer looking to challenge perceptions via his subject matter, form and pure exuberance who always manages to blur the lines between street, casual and commercial photography.
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