Welcome and thanks for stopping by. I’m JANA (y ah – n ah), Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada-based architectural and floral photographer, providing beautifully crafted modern images. My branding photography and content marketing creations help small business owners and entrepreneurs elevate their personal brands. During the warmer months, I also teach Creative Flower Photography Workshops at various gardens in Victoria. I am very artistic and professional.
Now that I shared the professional stuff, let’s dive into some random fun stuff. Born and raised in the Czech Republic. Mom to 4 amazing sons. My favourite activity is a leisure walk through any of Victoria’s gardens. I find a sense of peace while walking through them. I have travelled to about 35 countries. My guilty pleasure is a tasty glass of red wine. I love watching documentaries and don’t like movies…I know weird. Cabbage and eggplant are my favourite foods….I know weird. My craziest idea probably was to move from a metropolitan city across the country to a small island. Other than that I am pretty normal.
MY OFFICIAL ARTIST BIO…..the serious one
JANA is a Czech-born photographer living on Salt Spring Island in southern British Columbia. After having lived in various locations around the world, she chose to call Canada her home. Jana resided for more than 20 years in eastern Canada before she sold her family business and settled on the beautiful West Coast. That was the beginning of Jana’s endless love affair with a camera. Her first real interaction with photography actually started in front of the lens as a fashion model in the mid-’80s. Jana, however, found her true calling on the other side of the lens and her knowledge of photography is entirely self-taught. This informal training enabled her to develop a unique style that makes her images very recognizable. Photography opened a door to an aberrant way of seeing and appreciating the world around her. Jana’s ability to capture inspiring imagery came about, in part, because of the abundance of natural scenery that surrounds her on the West Coast. The visual drama and artistry of her photographs are born from a keen eye for the many moods of the natural world. Her quest to become a better photographer will never cease. She is constantly chasing, with greater passion than ever before, those rare magical moments when the “Perfect Light” embraces nature to its fullness to capture the “Perfect Shot” When she is asked about her favourite image, Jana’s reply is “I haven’t taken it yet”.
EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
2015 – 2018 Eclectic Visions – Gallery 8 – Salt Spring Island, BC
2016 – 2018 SSI Photography Club Lobby Show – ArtSpring – Salt Spring Island, BC
2016 – Fine Art Show – Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery – Ladysmith, BC
2016 – Fine Art Show – Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery – 3rd Place in the Photo/Digital category
2017 – SSNAP Parallel Art Show – Salt Spring Island, BC
2018 – Fine Art Show – Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery – Best Digital (non-manipulated) photography
2019 – Eclectic Visions – Gallery 8 – Salt Spring Island, BC
2019 – Photosynthesis – ArtSpring – Salt Spring Island, BC
2022 – Eclectic Visions – Gallery 8 – Salt Spring Island, BC