Lakewood, CO (PressExposure) February 11, 2011 -- For the past 10 years, Jason K. Powers has been a freelance photographer based in the Lakewood area. He has covered a wide range of photography from weddings, modeling, headshots, photojournalism, documentary, editorial, environmental portraiture and general portraiture. Jason now spends a majority of his time photographing sporting events, as well as working on two new book projects.
With his freelance work, Jason covers most of the races around Colorado, so you're likely to see him if you're running a marathon, triathlon or bike race around the state this year, and even a couple of big races including the New York City Marathon. He will also, once again, be covering most of the Colorado High School State Championships this year. "It's going to be a busy year and I'm excited for all the adventures ahead!" Jason says. "It's been fun shooting over the years and seeing all the places my work has taken me."
One of the places photography has taken Jason was to India. During his first trip in 2004 with other fellow photographers, they travelled around North East India and visited many remote jungle villages. "It was quite the adventure! I had never been overseas before, and here we are, travelling through the dense jungles of India, visiting all of these remote villages, many of which were still living as they had lived hundreds of years ago." According to one of the villages they stopped in, they were the first foreigners to visit them since the late 1800's, when the missionaries first came to the area. Shortly after that first trip, Jason and another friend started a non-profit, North East India Project. They began helping one village become better self sustaining, assisting in the areas of water development, children's education, healthcare and economic development. During NEIP's short 5 years in existence before the economic downfall, they were able to put nearly 100 children in school, install a water pump system that now supplies water to an entire village, and start many self-help groups for the people there. "It was a wonderful time in my life and I was blessed to have that opportunity," Jason says. He is now working on a book project talking about his adventures in the jungle, and showing the many photographs of his time there, which he hopes to have out later on this year.
For his other book project Jason is working on, he will be highlighting Denver's homeless community, and partnering with a major homeless organization in the area. "I'm really excited about this one," Jason says, "I think it's going to be an eye opener for so many people in Colorado, and I can't wait to see how it all unfolds over the next year." Jason is hoping to have this particular project finished by this time next year.
Over the years, Jason K. Powers has worked with clients varying from families, to major magazines, PR firms, modeling agencies, newspapers and more. "Hey, I'll shoot anything as long as it's legal, moral and ethical," Jason jokes. "We've got a lot of cool new products for family and senior portraiture, so if you ever have need, give me a call! But don't wait to late, it truly is like they say, 'No grass grows under my feet!'"
Jason can be found on his website at http://www.jasonkpowers.com, where you can contact him and browse his work from over the years.
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