Jason Bagby isn’t your typical photographer. He has developed his eye for photography through countless adventures, world travel and athletic sporting events. Through his lens he connects viewers to his excitement for new places, his compassion for the human spirit, and his hunger for the awesome adventures that make life worth living.
Jason grew up in small-town Alabama before moving to the West Coast in his early twenties, where he quickly fell in love with the outdoors. His adventures have taken him to over 50 countries so far. He’s ridden a motorcycle 5000 miles across India and Nepal, climbed 6000-meter peaks in South America, been held up at gunpoint, he's been arrested (twice!), and survived the 2004 Tsunami in Thailand.
Jason is an avid rock climber, mountain biker and serial entrepreneur. Triumph, defeat, and survival have shaped Jason into the person he is today, as well as guiding his photography practice into what he calls adventure lifestyle photography.
In 2004 Jason undertook an eighteen-month round-the-world trip that ultimately guided him to Austin, Texas; where he met and married the love of his life, as well as becoming an integral part of a 500 million-dollar startup. Throughout all of this photography has been a guiding force in his life.
Jason has often been described as a vagabond, but when he’s not roving through the jungles of Bolivia or navigating the mountains of Nepal, he can be found at home in the adventure-sports mecca of Bend, Oregon with his lovely wife Diana and their two Aussie mutts, Boone and Bella.
Jason’s goal is to share his love of life and the outdoors by pulling the viewer into his adventures and by being a source of encouragement for others to seek out their own adventure where they feel truly and deeply alive.
Jason successfully combines creativity and business acumen with his knowledge of sports and brands; as well as the empathy and compassion earned by seeing the world at the ground level one photograph at a time.
Jason hopes to inspire others to seek adventure and fulfillment. Whatever it is you want to do, do it NOW—after all, there are only so many tomorrows.