Raised in Los Angeles by a music, film, and a visual arts family, Jason Madara’s cinematic vision of the world was instilled long before he ever picked up a camera. Growing up as a silent observer on sets and in studios, the world in front of him was in a constant state of storytelling: high in raw emotion and drama.
As a photographer, Madara continues to capture moments as performances – alive and visceral in their stillness. Formally trained at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara and professionally practiced across the globe, Madara’s deft balance of lightness and darkness brings beauty and tension to glimpses both ordinary and extraordinary. A review of his extensive portfolio would result in images filled with painterly light and sculptural composition, rich in depth, colour and just a hint of mystery.
Throughout his career, Madara has created works that engages the viewer with a combination of unabashed beauty and quiet heroism. Today he is sought after for a wide range of assignments from portraiture to interiors, from landscapes to still life, where each of his projects bears his unique ability to create a moment, turning it into an artistic expression.
Opposite of his carefully orchestrated images, Madara is affable and enthusiastic. He sparks a fun and collaborative atmosphere on set, where creativity and discovery reign. When not on assignment, Madara happily lives a drama-free life in New Hope, PA with his wife and daughter. He credits the depth of emotion in his work to his wife and daughter, who constantly inspire him to unveil the complex sweetness, fragility, and power of the human state and natural environment.