Before completing a tertiary degree in art and photography, Jason Thomas was offered a position in the camera department with an Australian television network.
This opportunity served as the catalyst for Jason's future career path in cinematography.
Asked to define his cinematography style, Jason explains, "I approach all my works with a naturalistic idealisation as a starting point (to motivate my lighting sources). However, my mind's eye and mother nature are not always aligned so then it becomes a question of adapting and finding appropriate compromise to realising the script, honouring the director and the shooting environment. These are the challenges I love most - being presented with circumstances which force your hand to work fast, move outside your comfort zone and go beyond one's familiarity (of lighting style) and preferred practices of cinematography. Most importantly for me, it keeps my mind open and my ideas fresh."
Jason is a multiple award winning director of photography and member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS).
Jason's still photography works have been curated in national exhibitions and are held in permanent collections by Australian Galleries.