in 1951, Bruce Jackson grew up in farm country in
the Pacific Northwest. His earlier professional
life included farming, professional skiing, helicopter
rappelling with the U.S. Forest Service and fishing
in Alaska. A passion for skiing brought him
to his present home of Bend, Oregon, in 1969.
While working with ski cinematographer
Warren Miller in the winter of 1976, Bruce became
inspired by the creative process of photography and
purchased his first professional 35mm camera that
fall. In his own words, "I did not understand
the source of my feelings; I just knew I felt passion
and a deep need to express myself." As he had
done with skiing, he immersed himself completely in
In the years that followed,
Jackson explored his creative passion through the
photographic process as his awe and respect for Nature
deepened. Bruce's foundation of reverence for
Nature was established early in his life having grown
up surrounded by his mother's exquisite native plant
gardens. His father's constant attention to
detail helped shape Jackson's approach to the photographic
process and it is clearly evident in his meticulously
Beginning in 1984 and continuing
through the early 90's, Jackson published and
marketed award winning fine art posters of his work
while continuing to expand his artistic vision.
In 1992, he was awarded Grand Prize in the Sierra
Club International Photography competition.
Bruce's fine art images grace numerous corporate offices,
organizations and private homes throughout North America.
His images have been presented in Sierra Club publications,
and as front covers including, the prestigious Coldwater
Creek catalogs and Ritz-Carlton magazine.
on years of experience in self publishing, Jackson
expertly collaborates the print making of his large
format 4x5 original transparencies. His commitment
to perfection when creating and printing his original
images produces Fuji Crystal Archival prints that
'glow with the vibrancy of life itself'.
Today, Bruce travels extensively
photographing America's most beautiful and evocative
landscapes. His images reach levels of self-expression
rare in the world of contemporary art. Bruce
Jackson's masterful orchestration of composition,
color and light creates images of purity, grace and
beauty that embody the true spirit of Nature.