Jason Rearick was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania where he joined the Navy after graduating high school. The Navy, after several stops for training, led him to be stationed at Patuxent River, Maryland, where he stayed after his service was concluded. He still makes trips back to western Pa, and to the mountains of western North Carolina, where he spent most of his summers growing up. Growing up in the country and visiting North Carolina he gained an appreciation for the natural beauty of the land around him, from the trout streams flowing through the Great Smoky Mountains, to the wildlife around him at home. Photography became an interest years later after attending a few National Motocross events near his home in Maryland. After a few years of watching, he wanted to capture the racing as he viewed it in the motocross magazines as a teen. It developed into a hobby that took a strong hold as he began to photograph the other things he grew up enjoying in nature. From landscapes and sunsets, to eagles and elk, Jason honed his photography skills while studying and learning as much as he could from whatever sources became available.
As his skills improved, Jason began submitting his work to local outlets of interest, where he got his first break shooting sporting events for a local news media website. A year or so later he would achieve his first dream in photography and be published in one of the top motocross magazines, Racer X Illustrated. This was followed by being in other motocross sources, a music CD cover, several news sources, and winning an online nature photo contest put on by the National Geographic Channel. Where sports photography led him, nature images were taking over, as he attempted to bring the world around him to others.
Jason has taken a few years to build a portfolio of landscapes, water scenes, and wildlife images. He is now starting to release his work to the public in local galleries, and on his website, with the hope that others can enjoy and understand the simple beauty that is just off the well beaten path that we all travel in our day to day grind.
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