Jason is the lead technician in Photo Craft’s Print Finishing Department. If you buy Flex on Plex work then you are seeing the type of masterful quality Jason is capable of producing. If we ever have a display project that needs creative engineering, Jason is in on it.
“I’ve been engaged in graphics-related work since I graduated college in 2001, but I’ve always been an artist with a fascination for digital creation. When my family got our first computer with Windows 3.1, I became obsessed with creating art on the computer. Since college, I’ve been a designer, production artist/manager and graphics installer; I’ve even built huge trade show booths and traveled to shows to set them up. What I love about this work, especially the large format aspect is that I get to see work I have participated in everywhere I go.”
“Ever since I started doing graphics, I’ve experimented with whatever materials and equipment were available. I like to come up with ways to use materials that no one has thought of before. Working at Photo Craft, it is my job to experiment with new and creative mounting, laminating and display materials often leading to the development of entirely new products. In the process I get new ideas for producing and framing my own art.”
“The piece pictured here is a composite of photographic elements face mounted to acrylic. Roy asked what I was trying to say, I’m more interested in hearing what other people have to say about it. It’s got a sort of Rorschach quality to it, and when people talk about what they see in it, they usually reveal something about themselves that exists below the surface. With a lot of my work, I’m trying to convey emotions and states of mind, dreams and such. A lot of it is very personal in origin. I like to play with ideas about the nature of existence and extinction, life and death. Overall, I sort of see my work as a study of the human condition.”
Jason Brandsma, November 2013
“Being a fine art photographer myself is key to being able to understand the needs of my clients.”
“I grew up with film, optics and custom printing; I bring that tradition into the process of preparing digital files to create stunning photographic and ink-jet prints. I work closely with my clients taking them through the process of making a print that conveys who they are as photographer and artist.”
With over twenty years as a photographer and fine-art print maker, Jen Freehill brings a unique perspective to the process of visualizing the photographer’s experience into printed form. After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Fine Art, where her love of photography first took root, she moved to Colorado to work at Photo Craft Imaging. That was 1996 and since then she has worked with photographers from around the world, producing work for numerous museums, galleries, and exhibitions.
Jen directs the digital art department at Photo Craft Imaging, printing silver based photographic work with a LightJet 430, and using a variety of ink-jet printers to make prints on canvas and fine-art papers. She also works with the framing department to produce finished pieces that are works of art in and of themselves.
Pictured is Paul Rosario standing next to a large piece headed to the Brookover Gallery in Jackson, WY.
Paul grew up where framing was the family business. After 30 years as a framer, the last 16 at Photo Craft, Paul approaches framing as if he was making heirloom furniture.
Paul brings an expertise in museum mounting; box framing of 3D materials; mounting to exotic substrates like acrylic (face-mounting) and DiBond; and especially mounting and framing large format art.