BIOGRAPHY

“Jeff brings a quiet and simplicity to all his work, but also a beauty and spirituality.”


-Aline Smithson, Founder and editor of Lenscratch

“Jeff Friesen’s photography makes us fall in love with the medium again and again.


-Sabine Modder, Editor, Art Moco

BIO


Jeff Friesen’s photography has gathered worldwide recognition for an uniquely diverse collection of work. His awards include the most prestigious in the photography world, including an Award Of Excellence from Communication Arts and a winning image in the PDN Photo Annual. In 2009 Jeff’s work was among the most repeatedly honored by the International Photography Awards.


Jeff’s work has been exhibited in the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan. His images have appeared in publications including American Photo, Popular Photography, Photo District News, Canadian Geographic, and National Geographic Adventure.


Acclaim for Jeff’s photography has come from a wide variety of sources. His images have appeared on MSN.com, People.com, Trendhunter, Moco Loco, DesignBoom, Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, Martha Stewart Living web site, My Modern Metropolis,   Design You Trust, and Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, among many others.


All of Jeff’s series begin life as personal projects, some of which are worked on for several years before being sent into the wider world. A quote by Lucy Maud Montgomery gives a starting place:


“It has always seemed to me, ever since early childhood, that, amid all the commonplaces of life, I was very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty. Between it and me hung only a thin veil. I could never draw it quite aside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I caught a glimpse of the enchanting realm beyond— only a glimpse—but those glimpses have always made life worth while.”


Jeff is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.




AWARDS


2013 International Garden Photographer of the Year Contest, winning image in the plant portrait category.


2012 PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, Gold Medal, Nature Category for Beyond Here series.


2012 PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, Silver Medal, Nature Category for Winterdeep single image, Wandering Cloud.


2010 PDN Photo Annual Contest winner, Personal Category, for Starling Net.


2010 International Garden Photographer of the Year Contest, third place in the Garden Views category.


2010 International Garden Photographer of the Year Contest, highly commended in the Portfolio category.


2009 Black and White Spider Award winner in the Landscape category for Granite Barrens series.


2009 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention for Beyond Here series.


2009 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention for Granite Barrens series.


2009 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention for Granite Barrens II series.


2009 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention for Seeing Water series.


2009 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention for Turning Leaves series.


2009 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention for Shoreline Tulips, single image.


2009 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention for Beech Tree, Winter Night, single image.


2008 Applied Arts Award of Excellence winner for Turning Leaves series.


2006 Banff Centre for the Arts photography contest winner for Carmanah Creek, single image.


2005 Applied Arts Award of Excellence winner for Seeing Water series.


2004 Absolute Photography Competition winner for Northern Lake, single image.


2003 Communication Arts Award of Excellence winner for Seeing Water series.


2003 Photography Unlimited, Best Photo of the Year winner, second place for Waves Over Stones.


2003 Banff Centre for the Arts photography contest winner for Goldstream River Autumn, single image.


2002 American Photo Photography Contest winner for Waves Over Stones, single image.


2002 Juried Solo Show winner, British Columbia Festival of the Arts.


2001 Juried Group Show winner, British Columbia Festival of the Arts.


2000 American Photo Photography Contest winner for Backyard Bull, single image


2000 American Photo Photography Contest winner for Tidal Pool, single image













PUBLICATIONS


Photo District News

American Photo

Popular Photography

Photo Life

PhotoEd

Communication Arts

Applied Arts

Canadian Geographic

National Geographic Adventure

Canoe & Kayak

Paddler

Pacific Yachting

Beautiful British Columbia

Americas

Gardening Life

Canadian Gardening

Saltscapes

Spa

Boston Globe

Chicago Tribune

Montreal Gazette

Vancouver Sun

New York Daily News

London Telegraph

Der Spiegal (Germany)

London Daily Mail

International Garden Photographer of the Year (book)


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