Jay W Page
Over the years I have had the good fortune to travel, explore and photograph many different parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America and the Himalayas. International work as a geologist has also provided me with convenient access to many remote areas.
Whether it was trekking, geological mapping or mountaineering, a constant companion in the field has been my camera; initially 35mm cameras shooting Kodachrome, followed in the 1980's with a Hasselblad 500C loaded with Ilford FP4 Black & White film, and now with a variety of digital cameras.
Recently retired from professional geoscience, I am now able to concentrate full-time on photography. My primary interest is landscape photography, especially in regard to environmental issues. However a quick look through my portfolio will find a wide range of other types of photography: street scenes, portraits and travel photography.
My passion for both photography and the mountains has recently come together in a project documenting glacial recession in alpine areas. This is an attempt to help increase public awareness of global warming and to provide down-loadable images for people involved in education and communication about one of the greatest challenges facing our society.
“My photographs are not simply a documentary record; they are an interpretation of the world that I live in and experience, a world that is now disappearing. If my photographs are able to connect to people and influence them in a positive way, then I am satisfied.”