Jason van Bruggen is a self-taught photographer and film-maker based in Canada. Known for a visually arresting treatment of landscapes, and the ability to elicit emotion and range from actors and real people, his work is full of beauty, found light, substance and a clear appreciation for the natural world. His immersive storytelling expresses a profound interest in the culture and geography of his native Canada and an ambition to share the authentic and truthful stories of everyday heros the world over.
Jason’s time is balanced between commercial film projects, awareness campaigns, fine art projects and commercial and documentary photography. His work as a visual artist has been profiled by Outside Magazine, National Geographic, CBC, BBC, Flyfish journal and by numerous brands including Patagonia, Best Made Co and Arc'teryx. His work been featured and awarded in PDN, Applied Arts, Communication Arts and various international award shows. It has aired on networks around the world. Jason's fine art photography has been on display at Allan Gardens, the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), Don Valley Brickworks and other iconic cultural and historic landmarks in Toronto. Jason was a featured artist at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photo Festival, and his films have been aired at Banff Mountain Film Festival, Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Planet in Focus and other festivals around the world.
Jason has a Masters Degree in History from Queen's University. He is a Fellow International of the Explorers Club and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He has travelled and worked in over 100 countries, including some of the most remote and austere locations on the planet. He holds valid EU and Canadian passports.