For December, we have a conversation with Adventure Photographer and Filmmaker, Jason Rimando. He has a stacked portfolio with everything the great state of Utah has to offer. Learn more about him below!
Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah
Q: What drew you to photography?
A: I’ve always been interested in photography as a young kid, stealing the camera from my parents whenever we’re out on vacation to take random pictures. I didn’t take photography seriously until college, when I discovered the crazy things you can do with cameras. I was inspired by those Nat Geo photographers who were able to capture the Milky Way. I was inspired by other photographers and filmmakers like Peter Mckinnon and Chris Burkard. At that moment I decided to buy my first camera and I knew I wanted to make something of it. Utah has inspired me to start photography. With its national parks and mountains, there is always something to capture.
Q: What's your favorite place to capture?
A: My favorite place to shoot is Logan Canyon. Because that’s where it all started. That canyon has a special place in my heart, where I learned how to do astrophotography, do my first portrait sessions, capture my adventures. It’s not just my favorite for nostalgias sake, but it’s beautiful everywhere you look and I always look forward to shoot there whenever I have the chance.
Q: What’s one piece of gear you can’t leave the house without when doing your work?
A: One thing I can never leave without is my film camera. There’s something different between an image taken with a digital camera versus a film camera. Aside from the obvious, it’s something very gratifying when you are able to dial in the correct settings and hit critical focus. Shooting film allows me to take everything in, take my time, enjoy the moment and appreciate the art of photography.
Q: Last thing, if you could put one thing on a billboard for everyone to see, what would it be?
A: “Always Stay Uncomfortable” that’s what I would put on a billboard. That’s something I live by everyday. Don’t stay stagnant in thinking you know it all, there is always something to learn.
Q: I love it. Thanks for the time Jason. Now where can people find you?
A: Of course you can find me on social media. But if you’re ever in Utah, hit me up and lets go shoot!
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LinkedIn: Jason Rimando