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Jefferson Evans came to his love of photography through a desire to better capture the amazing places and scenery he was seeing during annual excursions across Europe. A long time friend and early travel companion was first to buy a high end SLR camera and lenses, but Jeff soon followed in those footsteps and began a long career of photographing places ranging from Krakow, Poland to Kyoto, Japan. Travel remains a primary photographic focus, but other interest soon blossomed.
Having a front yard garden, along with visits to places like Green Spring Gardens Park, led to an avid interest in macro and garden photograph with an emphasis on finding soft, ephemeral combinations of color and shapes and focus. On a larger scale, Jeff became interested in infrared photography and had an older DSLR converted to shoot exclusively in infrared, with an inherent intersection occurring between the two interest due to how well parks and gardens lend themselves to infrared photography.
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Around 2008, Jeff decided to act on his love of a good storm and joined an organized storm chasing tour in chasing extreme weather across the Central and Northern Plains. He fell in love with seeing storms burst into life above the wide open spaces, the adrenalin of being close to a strong storm, and the beautiful skies that so often came after. Photographing an abandoned school house before the storms and trying to capture amazing lighting after nightfall as the storms moved away. And infrared photography proved an amazing way to capture the terrain of the high plains and the forlorn abandoned places one comes across along the way.
Jefferson Evans is a present member of the Loft Gallery in Occoquan, VA and was previously a member of Gallery West in Alexandria, VA. His work has been published in calendars and magazines, and awards include being the first photographer to ever win first place in the annual Springfield Art Guild Fall Art Show at Green Spring Gardens.