ARTIST BIO

salt spring photographer

 

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. 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