Jana Zachariou 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 80’s. 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 of a keen eye for the many moods of the natural world. Jana’s works have been exhibited locally during the Eclectic Visions show at Gallery 8 and at the ArtSpring Gallery.