The Moors brought non-lethal bullfighting to the Middle East more than 700-years ago. Jason reflects on this ancient sport and his own family history with these powerful and majestic animals.
Also in Pure Photography
A Wing And A Prayer
Rarely on assignment do endangered species cooperate to enable me to capture a frame. In Bhutan my brief listed two of the most elusive birds in the world. With an impossibly tight schedule, all I could do was work every minute of every day to track down these birds.
Amazon Jungle Market Trade
Poachers are the first link in a very long chain that sees animals shipped all over the world where they are kept as pets by everyday people.
An Arabian Icon
Robotic jockey’s have replaced small boys who traditionally rode camels across the desert sands of Oman. A source of pride and prestige, this ancient pastime is watched by millions around the globe.
Antarctica: the big freeze frame
Capturing the immense scale of Antarctica’s untamed wilderness was beyond my wildest imagination. Even the widest shot is basically a macro representation of the scene so I was happy being consumed by something so awe inspiring, powerful and timeless.
The Ancient Dhow
Jason finds connections and juxtapositions between his photographic work on ship breaking in India and the ancient craft of building handmade dhows in Oman.
Greenland: as strong as an Ox
Musk Ox hold immense importance for the life of people in Greenland, both as meat and a material used for clothing and handicraft. Here I brave freezing conditions, in an attempt to capture a few frames of these elusive creatures.
Jungle Meat Market
When I'm on assignment in remote local communities I’m very aware of the many cultures and beliefs and my role to document these differences, not judge them. Even though I’m aware they have limited sources of protein to consume, it's still difficult witnessing species, some of which are endangered, butchered for consumption.
There is something about working with Big Cats. The tragic plight of carnivores and cats in particular in South America means that more and more species are being pushed to the brink of extinction.
Meet the Manatees
I’m always thrilled by the chance to get up close and personal with species that are as fascinated by me as I am by them. It was important to remember that we were both there due to complex issues affecting their natural habitat and their survival as a species.