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September 6th 2017
Wavelength Magazine.
Feature article, Surfing in the Isle of Wight - Storm swells under chalk white cliffs.
August 23rd 2017
Farringford House.
Photography used on the website, audioguides and printed literature for the newly restored Farringford house. Home of the celebrated Victorian Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson and one of the Isle of Wight’s most important historic estates, Farringford has been restored to its 19th century heyday.
August 9th 2017
Stand Up Paddle Mag UK - Long Way Round.
Magazine Front Cover shot and 3 x double page spreads in feature article on a paddle board adventure around the Needles, Isle of Wight.
August 1st 2017
Liz Earle Naturally Active.
On location portraits from the QVC studios in London used in latest brochures.
July 21st 2017
Best of English Views.
My Compton Bay beach scene included in a showcase of the best landscape photography in the UK.
July 14th 2017
Sibbecks Farm Glamping.
Fold out colour brochure for Isle of Wight holiday company.
July 1st 2017
Freshwater Bay Paddleboard Company.
Full page colour ad in SUP magazine.
June 14th 2017
Green Party.
Isle of Wight Green Party election campaign leaflet.
June 1st 2017
Compton Beach Clean.
Surfers against Sewage social media campaign.
May 27th 2017
Living to Log, the fine art of longboard SUP surfing.
Full page colour photo used in SUPM (Stand Up Paddle Mag UK) article on longboard SUP surfing.
May 20th 2017
Vectis Holiday Homes - Seascape.
Property photography of holiday home features on several websites
May 13th 2017
The Isle of Wight... Kids dig it.
Guardian online feature article on the Isle of Wight using photography from Blackgang chine
April 30th 2017
Shape Magazine 1.2017 A Circular Economy.
Photography for a Swedish Magazine feature article about CASPER JORNA who leads the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) program for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
April 24th 2017
Blackgang Chine website.
Multiple uses of lifestyle & event photography on the official Blackgang Chine website for Vectis Ventures.
April 23rd 2017
Visit Isle of Wight website.
Multiple uses of lifestyle photography on the Islands official tourism website.
April 21st 2017
Isle of Wight Landscape Photography Competition.
My photo of paddle boarders at Freshwater Bay gets a 'highly commended' in the Best of England contest.
April 20th 2017
Wightlife magazine - Summer 2017.
Several photos used throughout the latest version of the tourist guide.
April 19th 2017
Blackgang Chine 2017 Events.
Lots of photos used to illustrate the Isle of Wight theme parks 2017 Event brochure.
April 3rd 2017
Visit Isle of Wight - Enterprise car hire.
Atmospheric shot of Freshwater Bay on a foggy / sunny winters day used for Enterprise Car hire feature on the Visit Isle of Wight website.
April 2nd 2017
Isle of Wight Green Party.
Isle of Wight landscape and lifestyle images used by the Green party for its 2017 election campaign, website, social media and printed materials.
April 1st 2017
Island Labour 2017.
Isle of Wight landscape images used by the Island Labour party for its 2017 election campaign, website and social media.
March 20th 2017
MAIL Online - Compton Bay.
One of my images being used in a Mail Online article calling Compton one of the best 8 beaches in the world.
March 18th 2017
Escape to Adventure Island.
Lifestyle photography used for the "Escape to Adventure Island" 2017 marketing campaign by Visit Isle of Wight.
March 17th 2017
Walk the Wight 2017.
Cover photo for the Isle of Wight County Press 'Walk the Wight' supplement.
February 16th 2017
Blue Chip Holidays.
My Isle of Wight property photography featured on the Blue Chip Holidays blog
28th January 2017
Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Walk the Wight.
Photo from last years event used to promote the 2017 Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Walk the Wight.
26th January 2017
Visit Isle of Wight Weddings.
Wedding photography used for the 2017 'Aisle of Wight' marketing campaign and the Wight Wedding competition on the Isle of Wight's official tourism website.
22nd January 2017
Style of Wight Magazine, January 2017 edition.
Front cover shot for the January edition of the Style of Wight Magazine, as well as many other shots used throughout the BRIDE wedding supplement.
22nd December 2016
Up the creek with a paddle! a sup adventure at newtown creek.
SUP photo blog shot at Newtown Creek on the Isle of Wight, a paddle into the wild blue yonder with Charlie Cripwell of the Freshwater Bay Paddleboard company.
17th December 2016
Finally another Isle of Wight Surf photo blog.
Surf photo blog of the swell that hit Freshwater Bay on the 17th December 2016 and the surfers that rode the waves.
19th November 2016
Random sales from the Getty Collection - November 2016.
Snapshot of stock photography sales made via the Getty Collection
14th November 2016
Sandown Bay Academy 2017 prospectus.
Commercial photography for Isle of Wight School's prospectus and posters etc.
10th November 2016
Sibbecks Farm Glamping.
Commercial photography used on the Sibbecks Farm website, a family run glamping business based on the Isle of Wight.
8th October 2016
Lighthouse Medical.
Commercial photography used on the website, for the Lighthouse Clinic, a healthcare service provider based in Newport on the Isle of Wight.
4th October 2016
Beacon Magazine Cover.
Commercial photography used in Beacon Magazine Advertorial and Front cover, for the 'Experience the Magic' event at Blackgang Chine.
1st October 2016
Style of Wight Magazine Advertorial.
Commercial photography used in Style of Wight Magazine Advertorial for Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill Country Park’s Autumn events. Experience the Magic at Blackgang Chine and Illuminating the Way (Festival of Light) at Robin Hill.
14th September 2016
The WightAID Foundation.
Jason Swain Photography is proud to support The WightAID foundation and be counted as a 'business buddy' by donating Isle of Wight photography to the project. "WightAID supports charitable projects on the Isle of Wight. Any project that benefits Island people or the places we cherish is welcome to apply for one of our grants. Our funding comes from Island companies, investors and individuals looking for an effective way to support our unique community".
1st September 2016
BBC Countryfile Magazine - Great days out feature article.
In print! 4 page spread with 10 photos in a feature article on Marine Antiques - Exploring Yarmouth, Isle of Wight with BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Paul Atterbury.
19th August 2016
Secret Paddleboarding is the 'On the Wight' Photo of the week.
Secret Paddleboarding featuring the Freshwater Bay Paddleboard Company is the ‘On the Wight’ website, twitter and facebook Photo of the week.
12th August 2016
The West Bay Club - Win a family photoshoot.
Book a break at The West Bay Club for August, September or October 2016 and be entered into our competition to win a 90 minute family photoshoot with renowned Island photographer, Jason Swain.
3rd August 2016
Experience the Magic - Blackgang Chine.
Photography used for poster campaign for Blackgang's illuminations at Blackgang Chine, October 2016.
30th July 2016
Isle of Wight Pearl Website - Wedding Venue.
Commercial photography promoting the new Wedding Venue at Isle of Wight Pearl.
View the full gallery here.
28th July 2016
Getty stock photography sales.
Random snapshot of commercial photography sales from the Getty Collection.
20th July 2016
Island Equus Summer Pony Camp.
Photos from a commercial photo shoot at the Island Equus Stables used on Summer Pony Camp poster and invite.
19th July 2016
Blackgang Chine & Robin Hill 4-page colour brochure.
Collection of photos shot at Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill Country Park events used to illustrate printed brochure and shared on social media.
14th July 2016
On the Wight Picture of the week - SUP.
Stand-up paddle boarders, chosen as Picture of the Week by On the Wight.
28th June 2016
Getty stock photography - What a waste.
Commercial photography sales of 'What a waste' from the Getty Collection.
14th June 2016
Wightlink social media.
Various event and commercial photos used on Wightlink's Facebook page.
3rd June 2016
A secret affair with Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
Photography blog on the subject of Stand Up Paddle Boarding, featuring the photos from a commercial shoot for The Freshwater Bay Paddleboard Company.
19th May 2016
Blackgang Chine 2016 Events Flyer.
Collection of photos shot at Blackgang Chine events used to illustrate the 2016 printed brochure.
15th May 2016
Island Equus Social Media.
Photos from a commercial photo shoot at the Island Equus Stables used on company Facebook page.
11th May 2016
On the Wight Picture of the week.
Cloudy reflections at Totland Bay, shot with the Fuji X-T1, chosen as Picture of the Week by On the Wight (formerly Ventnorblog).
28th April 2016
SingAbout with Independent Arts.
Newsletter and website use for images shot at wellbeing and creative workshop run by local Isle of Wight Charity.
30th March 2016
Park Resorts on Wowcher and The Price is Wight.
Photos from location shoot at Park Resorts on the Isle of Wight used in online promotions for deals websites.
5th March 2016
Mazda #CoastalX social media campaign.
Lifestyle photography for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the Mazda CX3 shot on location along the the Isle of Wight's Military road towards Freshwater Bay.
19th February 2016
Isle of Wight County Press - Wedding Guide.
Front Cover and inside shot in the Isle of Wight County Press Mid Season Wedding Guide in association with Wight Wedding Days.
12th February 2016
Spirit of the Orient - Robin Hill Country Park
Print (Isle of Wight County Press and the Beacon magazine) and online (facebook) photo useage promoting the ‘Spirit of the Orient’ event, part of the electric woods series which takes place at Robin hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight.
4th February 2016
Singing for Breathing - People's Health Trust
Local people on the Isle of Wight were joined by Andrew Turner MP at a recent event to celebrate the launch of their new singing project which gives them the opportunity to socialise with others going through similar experiences who may be feeling isolated.
24th November 2015
Sandown Bay Academy - 2016 Marketing material
Commercial photography used on a variety of printed material promoting Sandown Bay Academy.
14th November 2015
Diwali - Festival of Light
Screenshots of images used on social media to promote the Diwali Festival of light event at Robin hill Country Park.
28th October 2015
Earl Mountbatten Hospice Charity Calendar 2016
Three of my Isle of Wight photos included in the 2016 calendar raising funds for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice (follow the link to purchase online).
21st October 2015
Getty Stock photography sales - September 2015.
Various photos found in commercial use online, sold via Getty images.
16th October 2015
Sorensen Surf Watch Review
A few 'product photography' shots as part of an online review for a new brand of surf watches.
1st October 2015
Festival of Light - The Electric Woods at Robin hill Country Park
Commercial photography used in magazines, leaflets and online to promote the Festival of light event (inspired by Diwali) staged at Robin hill Country Park as part of the Electric Woods Season.
1st September 2015
Walkiees - Bored of the same old dog walks?
A sunset dog walk on the beach at Compton Bay provides the cover shot for the dog friendly website.
19th August 2015
Marie Curie - Remembering someone special.
A series of images used in the 2015 Marie Curie marketing campaigns.
20th July 2015
Hampshire Life Magazine Cover.
East Wight (St Helens) deserted beach scene used for front cover and feature article on visiting the Isle of Wight as a 'staycation' destination in the August 2015 edition of Hampshire Life Magazine.
17th July 2015
Monkey Haven photography use - from social media to peep boards.
Commercial photography used in a wide variety of ways for the Monkey Haven, a primate rescue centre and top Isle of Wight tourist attraction.
12th July 2015
Summer Wedding photo blog.
Photo blog from a lovely summer wedding on the Isle of Wight, with images of the newly-weds taking a stroll along the beach and posing for portraits in a field of wild flowers as well as a few candid moments from the rest of the big day.
10th July 2015
Monkey Haven photo blog.
Another in an occasional series of photo-blogs from around the Isle of Wight's tourist attractions. This one offering a rare glimpse behind the camera (with a candid shot of yours truly balancing a monkey on his head whilst framing a shot) as well as a selection of my favourite photos from the shoot itself.
15th June 2015
Wightlife Bestival Blog.
Selection of my photos used on Facebook and the Wightlife website by Wightlink in a blog article entitled "WHY BESTIVAL IS THE BEST FESTIVAL OF ALL"
10th June 2015
World Voice Day.
Press release for McCarthy & Stone.
7th June 2015
Photography for social media.
Variety of images used on Facebook by Wightlink, The Monkey Haven and Sandhills Holiday Park.
3rd June 2015
Wightlink website.
Commercial photography shot for the Wightlink website, showing some of the activities you can do on the Isle of Wight during half term.
1st June 2015
Commercial photography examples.
Commercial photography shot for the Wight Business Materials brochure.
20th May 2015
Getty Stock photography sales - April 2015.
Various photos found in commercial use online, sold via Getty images.
12th May 2015
Commercial photography used for social media.
Variety of images used on Facebook by Wightlink, Blackgang Chine and Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
9th May 2015
Cycling Weekly magazine feature article.
Editorial assignment for a 'Cycling Weekly' magazine feature article on the Wightlink - LCM Systems Cycle Race Team. Shot on a glorious spring morning on the coastal roads of the Isle of Wight. Published in the April 30th 2015 edition of the magazine.
22nd April 2015
The Great Wight Outdoors.
A selection of images as found in the latest issue of the Wightlife magazine, Summer 2015 edition. Including a double page spread shot at Compton Bay, featuring top local kite-surfer Tom Court in action.
1st April 2015
Isle of Wight Events 2015 - Wightlink website.
Commercial photography shot for Wightlink, a selection of images illustrating some of the many and varied events taking place around the Island this year.
31st March 2015
Blackgang Chine - New for 2015.
Commercial photography shot at Blackgang Chine in use on the Isle of Wight tourist attraction website.
23rd March 2015
New website for Owl and Monkey Haven.
Commercial photography in use, dozens of images used on new Isle of Wight tourist attraction website.
19th March 2015
SGN staff magazine.
Commercial photography for the SGN internal company magazine.
9th March 2015
Isle of Wight - The official guide 2015.
Half a dozen photos in the latest Isle of Wight official guide.
2nd March 2015
Spirit of the Orient photo blog.
First in a new series of photo blogs on the website looking at my work as a commercial photographer on the Isle of Wight, starting with a visit to the 'Spirit of the Orient' event at robin hill country park, part of the electric woods programme.
1st March 2015
Isle of Wight wedding photographer – 2014 in review.
A photo blog with a few highlights from the 2014 wedding season by Isle of Wight wedding photographer Jason Swain.
24th February 2015
Facebook photo uses (February 2015).
Variety of images used on Facebook by Wightlink, Robin Hill Park (Spirit of the Orient event as part of Electric Woods) and Visit Isle of Wight.
20th February 2015
A few recent Getty sales.
Various photos found in commercial use online, mostly sold via Getty images.
1st February 2015
Park Resorts 2015 brochure
Various images from the local camps on the Isle of Wight being used in the 2015 Park Resorts holiday brochure.
8th January 2015
'2015 Stay on a Farm' brochure cover shot
Double page spread cover shot for ’2015 Stay on a Farm’ printed brochures, featuring commercial photography shot at Nettlecombe Farm on the Isle of Wight last summer.
6th January 2015
Ten Million views on Flickr
The s0ulsurfing pages on the photo sharing website flickr, pass the notable landmark of ten million views, after joining in March 2006.
5th January 2015
Wightlink web & print
Commercial photography for Wightlink website, printed brochures and assorted marketing materials, including the new pages for the 2015 Isle of Wight Festival.
3rd January 2015
Sandown Bay Academy 2015 prospectus
Commercial photography for Sandown Bay Academy printed brochures and marketing material.
28th December 2014
Sandown Bay Academy 2014 Sixth form prospectus
Commercial photography for Sandown Bay Academy printed brochures.
3rd December 2014
Wightlife Magazine Winter 2014/15
Cover shot, double page spread and sprinkling of stock shots in Winter 2014/15 edition of Wightlife Magazine.
11th November 2014
Complete re-design for Wight Pixels website.
New look and feel for the website with the emphasis on big strong visuals and lots of photographic galleries.
10th November 2014
The Hunt for Hipmasama at Ventnor Arts Club.
Surf film night at the Ventnor Arts Club which will also be showing a specially commissioned set of six 3'x 2' (three foot by two foot) black and white photographs featuring local surfer Joe Truman on a classic Freshwater Bay wave sequence shot during the classic winter swell of 2008.
9th November 2014
Poignant Poppies.
Poignant Poppies, a landscape photograph depicting a field of backlit poppies at sunset, shot at Chale on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, is chosen as the 'On the Wight Picture of the week'.
6th November 2014
Room to breathe.
Variety of commercial images used by Wightlink in their latest marketing campaigns. A couple from their new 'Room to breathe' campaign, as well as general social media (facebook) use for shots taken during...Isle of Wight walking festival, Robin Hill Festival of Light, Garlic Fair, Isle of Wight steam railway and the Isle of Wight festival.
1st November 2014
ICRtouch print ad.
Event photography from the ICRtouch gala ball used in in one of their recent print ads.
25th October 2014
Restricted Area 5 at Blackgang Chine.
Night photography of the Dinosaurs at Blackgang Chines "Restricted Area 5" shot for Vectis Ventures used in print for the Isle of Wight County Press advertisements.
24th October 2014
Diwali Festival of Light at Robin Hill Country Park.
Commercial photography in print (Isle of Wight County Press) and social media (Facebook) for Vectis Ventures.
16th October 2014
Warhorse Warrior Statue and the PDSA Dickin medal.
PR photos shot for the PDSA & English Heritage of Brough Scott with the Warhorse Statue and the PDSA Dickin medal at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight.
14th October 2014
Portaits for Bath Travel Website.
Commercial photography for local travel company with staff portraits for their website.
12th October 2014
Celebrating Age Photography Competition.
Following up on the recent story where my photo was the winner in the "Professional category" of the 'Age UK - Celebrating Age Photography Competition, quick iPhone snap of the First place Rosette!
11th October 2014
Wax Buddy Blog.
The good people from Wax Buddy over in Jamestown, Rhode Island, USA, have run a little blog about my photography and surf website!
10th October 2014
Isle of Fright.
Night-time Dinosaur photos from 'Area 5' at Blackgang Chine used in the latest 'Visit Isle of Wight' marketing campaign for October, The Isle of Fright!
9th October 2014
New Website for Wightlink.
Lots of my photography to be found dotted around the place on the shiny new Wightlink website
2nd October 2014
Age UK - Celebrating Age Photography Competition.
My photo was the winner in the "Professional category" of the 'Age UK - Celebrating Age Photography Competition'
1st October 2014
Earl Mountbatten Hospice - Isle of Wight Calendar 2015.
A couple of my images (from Freshwater Bay and Ventnor) can be found in the new 2015 Isle of Wight Calendar produced for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice with all proceeds going to support this wonderful local charity
24th September 2014
Artist’s Impressions: Isle of Wight.
REMOTE LOCATIONS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT. I was asked to photograph my favourite remote view on the Isle of Wight for the opening of the new branch of Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Newport, Isle of Wight. All the work can be viewed on the car hire company’s online publication, Enterprise Magazine. (I photographed a panoramic view of Freshwater Bay).
9th September 2014
#Wightlive Bestival 2014 social media coverage.
I provided three days of coverage of the 2014 Bestival for Wightlinks #Wightlive campaign, including sending live daily photo updates from the site for their facebook and twitter feeds.
5th September 2014
Island Business Magazine feature article on Isle of Wight Photography.
I was interviewed for a feature article in the September issue of Island Business Magazine. The piece is about Isle of Wight Photography and also has a contribution from Dimbola Lodge. The three page article also contains four of my photos one of which is a double-page panoramic spread of storm clouds and surfers at Freshwater Bay.
1st September 2014
Style of Wight Magazine - product photography.
Product photography used in Style of Wight Magazine article featuring the work of Artist Julie Sajous.
11th August 2014
On the Wight Picture of the week.
Summer by the sea, an image of rock pooling at Freshwater Bay, was chosen by the team at 'On the Wight' as the Flickr Group Picture of the Week.
7th August 2014
8 million thank-yous.
My s0ulsurfing flickr account has today accumulated over 8 million views, thanks to everyone who's lent an eyeball or two.
6th August 2014
Wight Building Materials.
Series of images documenting the construction of a new state of the art Asphalt plant on the Isle of Wight for Wight Building Materials.
5th August 2014
Transportation Professional Magazine.
Commercial photography used in 'Transportation Professional Magazine' feature article on the new CIHT president David Gibby.
4th August 2014
Wight World.
Lifestyle images used by Wightlink in their latest social media marketing campaign "Wight World".
24th July 2014
isleofwight dot com.
Lifestyle stock photography (Bucket and spade beach images) on homepage of leading Isle of Wight tourism website.
23rd July 2014
In the wild - A few stock photo sales.
Stock photography sales (getty and others) as found in the wild.
10th July 2014
KiteWorld Magazine
Action shot of local kitesurfer Tom Court braving winter storms at Freshwater Bay published in national magazine.
9th July 2014
Owl & Monkey Haven
Photo blog from a recent shoot at my favourite Isle of Wight exotic animal attraction.
7th July 2014
The Daylight Project - RIDING THE (LIGHT) WAVES
Feature article on my surf photography and use of light written for 'The Daylight Project' website.
16th June 2014
Isle of Wight Festival 2014
Live photo updates from the 2014 Isle of Wight Festival as part of Wightlinks #wightlive social media campaign.
29th May 2014
Portraits of Mel C & Jools Holland used in Wightlinks #wightlive festival promotional campaign.
28th May 2014
Wightlink team photos...
Portrait photography used in Wightlink 'meet the team' event.
22nd May 2014
Liz Earle Beauty Co. - Bank Holiday Beauty.
Wildflowers at Freshwater Bay used in the Liz Earle Beauty Co May Bank Holiday promotional material.
21st May 2014
In the wild - A few more Getty Sales.
Getty stock photography sales, found in use online (in the wild).
14th May 2014
A day on the Isle of Wight is never enough...
Lifestyle photography used in Wightlink online promotions, social media and landing pages.
7th May 2014
Wightlife Magazine 2014.
Yarmouth fireworks and Isle of Wight beach photography used in tourist magazine.
22nd April 2014
Sandown Bay Academy Wall Pannels.
Commercial photography printed onto wall panels at Isle of Wight School.
21st April 2014
Owl and Monkey Haven 2014 Guidebook.
Commercial photography used throughout tourist attractions printed guide.
20th April 2014
Wight horses captured in award-winning surf photos.
Local press coverage (Isle of Wight County Press) of the finisterre surf photography competition.
14th April 2014
Wightlink promotions.
Commercial & Stock photography used in Wightlink's 2014 promotional campaigns across all media.
7th April 2014
Photographic Competition Winner.
My photo of surfers at Freshwater Bay during a winter storm wins the finisterre 2014 #yourwinter #coldwatersurf Photographic Competition.
31st March 2014
The George Hotel.
PR photography for the new owners of The George Hotel in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
30th March 2014
Skewt Website.
Commercial photography shot on location on the Isle of Wight for the newly launched website
24th March 2014
Park Resorts 2014 website homepage.
Commercial photography shot on location at Isle of Wight holiday camps in use on the Park Resorts 2014 holiday website.
22nd March 2014
New responsive website design.
A well overdue new look for my website (this one) with a responsive design that works across all platforms (Desktop / Mobile / Tablets etc)
20th March 2014
In the wild, a few Getty Sales found online in March 2014.
Some of my photography in commercial use as found out there on the internet, latest finds include "IndiaTimes" "Channel Four News" and "Huffington Post".
24th February 2014
In the wild, a few Getty Sales found online in February 2014.
Some of my photography in commercial use as found out there on the internet, latest finds include "Good Housekeeping" "Daily Express" "Harpers Bazaar" and "Huffington Post".
7th February 2014
How I became a photographer.
A long and rambling blog where I attempt to illustrate and document the journey from being a traditional artist working with paints and brushes to being a professional photographer today.
5th February 2014
Sandown Bay Academy print advert
Commercial photography for Sandown Bay Academy used in Isle of Wight County Press advertisement.
22nd January 2014
Park Resorts 2014 holiday brochure (print).
Photography from a commercial shoot at four holiday camps around the Isle of Wight during the summer of 2013 has now been published in the Park Resorts 2014 holiday brochures. The locations were Lower Hyde and Landguard - Shanklin, Nodes Point - Bembridge and Thorness Bay.
21st January 2014
Park Resorts 2014 holiday website.
Photography from a commercial shoot at four holiday camps around the Isle of Wight during the summer of 2013 is now live on the Park Resorts 2014 holiday website. The locations were Lower Hyde and Landguard - Shanklin, Nodes Point - Bembridge and Thorness Bay.
17th January 2014
In the wild, a few Getty Sales found in January 2014.
Some of my photography in commercial use out there on the internet, latest finds include "The Times" "Daily Express" and "Huffington Post".
16th January 2014
Facebook milestone passed.
The Facebook page for 'The Portfolio of artist & photographer Jason Swain' has now got over 500 'likes', if you're not one of the 500 already, head over now and get involved.
30th December 2013
Style Of Wight Magazine Advertisement - December 2013.
Wight Coast Holidays use Panoramic image of the 'Round the Island Race' for advertisement in the December issue of Style Of Wight Magazine.
25th December 2013
Guess where Isle of Wight Quiz.
A little bit of Christmas fun, feel free to share, download and print this simple Isle of Wight based guess where photo quiz.
17th December 2013
Shortlisted for IOWPOY 2013.
My photograph 'It's all a matter of timing' has been shortlisted for the Isle of Wight Photographer of the year 2013 competition.
16th December 2013
Cycling World Magazine - Wonderful West Wight.
The Dec 2013 / Jan 2014 edition of 'Cycling World' Magazine features an article on cycling in the West Wight, with 5 pages of my photos, including road shots from the Wight Riviera Sportive and a few colourful landscapes.
9th December 2013
6th Form Prospectus - Sandown Bay Academy 2014.
Isle of Wight commercial photography shoot for the 2014 Sandown Bay Academy 6th Form Prospectus.
18th November 2013
Beach life on the Isle of Wight.
Photo blog from a lovely family photo shoot on the beach, at Compton Bay on a glorious late summers morning.
9th November 2013
DJ Get Carter.
Event photos featured on homepage of DJ's website.
7th November 2013
SUP session at Freshwater Bay.
Photo blog with wonderful light and big waves featuring a stand-up paddle board surfer at Freshwater bay on the Isle of Wight.
5th November 2013
Bonfire night firework party in Yarmouth.
Photo blog from a wonderful evening at the firework display in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
19th October 2013
Ryde Castle re-opens for business!.
The Historic Isle of Wight hotel has re-opened for business a year and a half after it was devastated by fire. You can see some of my photos of the re-furbished Ryde Castle on the Old English Inns Website.
18th October 2013
Sandown Bay Academy Prospectus 2013/14.
Some of my photography to be featured on the forthcoming school brochure for Sandown Bay Academy on the Isle of Wight.
30th September 2013
When Prophecy Fails.
Band photography used on the cover of the new EP from When Prophecy Fails entitled "Everything Ever, At Once".
9th September 2013
Owl and Monkey Haven 2014 Calendar.
Wildlife photography used to illustrate Isle of Wight tourist attraction Calendar for 2014.
7th September 2013
Yarmouth dental practice website.
'Team' portrait photos for use on the website of the yarmouth dental practice.
5th September 2013
Sandhills Holiday Park Brochure.
Collection of stock and commissioned photo-shoot images used to illustrate family run Isle of Wight holiday company brochure.
1st September2013
2013 Wedding Photo Galleries.
Eight new online wedding galleries added so far in 2013, four more to come!
31st August 2013
West Bay Club - Brochure.
Stock photo of Freshwater Bay used to illustrate holiday company brochure.
27th August 2013
English Heritage - Osborne leaflet.
Half a dozen images used to illustrate the English Heritage leaflet for Osborne (the house and the beach).
23rd August 2013
Sophies Princess Party.
Event photos from Sophie Rolfs wonderful 6th Birthday Princess Party.
22nd August 2013
Liz Earle Summer Party.
Event photos from the 2013 Liz Earle Summer Party.
20th August 2013
Island Roads Website.
Location and stock photos used for banners on the website of Island Roads.
13th August 2013
Owl and Monkey Haven Website!
Photos from recent shoot at the Owl and Monkey Haven on their website (and link to photo blog).
16th July 2013
Summer is finally here!
One of my beach lifestyle photos is used in The Style Of Wight Magazine feature article entitled "Summer is finally here' in the June 2013 edition of the leading Island publication
25th June 2013
Punch and Judy Fun!.
Photograph of the Punch and Judy man shot at Osborne House and Beach for English Heritage in 2012 reproduced in an Isle of Wight County Press newspaper advert.
21st June 2013
Getty stock photo sales.
In the wild, a few examples of Getty stock photography sales found online for June 2013.
12th June 2013
Sandhills Holiday Park.
Series of lifestyle photographs and stock photography feature on the new website of Sandhills Holiday Park in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
10th June 2013
The Island Events Company.
Isle of Wight seascape from Compton Bay with the Sea Pinks in bloom features on 'The Island Events Company' new website.
7th June 2013
Ecoisland at the House of Commons 2013.
Gallery of event photography from the launch of the Ecoisland 100 club at the House of Commons.
4th June 2013
Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival 2013 Photo Blog.
Informal photo blog looking back on a gloriously sunny weekend in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, celebrating the 50th Old Gaffers Festival with a riot of colour and activity.
22nd May 2013
Wight Riviera Sportive 2013 - Event Photography.
Photos from the event with 163km of cycle racing around the Isle of Wight roads, the 2013 Wight Riviera Sportive is a Closed Road Cyclosportive supporting Prostate Cancer UK.
15th May 2013
Island Visitor Magazine 2013.
Photo of Queen Victoria on the beach taken for English Heritage at Osborne House used in Red Funnels 2013 edition of Island Visitor Magazine (the essential guide to the Isle of Wight).
2nd May 2013
The Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2013.
Photograph from the 2008 'walk the wight' is the first image on the homepage of to help promote the The Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2013.
17th April 2013
Innovation Centre Print Adverts.
Photographs and layout work used in the Innovation Centre Print Adverts for the Isle of Wight county Press and Island Business Magazine.
6th April 2013
The Daily Telegraph - The long and short of ISA investing.
Isle of Wight Lifestyle Photograph of family at Totland Bay printed in Daily Telegraph on Saturday 6th April.
5th April 2013
Wightlife Magazine Cover 2013.
Photograph of Sunset at Totland Bay printed on front cover of Wightlink's Isle of Wight guide / magazine.
3rd April 2013
The Official Isle of Wight Summer Pocket Guide 2012 / 2013.
My Isle of Wight Lifestyle photography printed in leading tourist publication.
20th March 2013
In the wild - Some Getty Sales found for March 2013.
Images sold via Getty Images found in use online. Clients including Skandia, Nickleodeon, Express Newspapers and The Sun newspaper.
19th March 2013
One Island Magazine.
Images published for Island Roads advertisement in the community magazine for the Isle of Wight.
18th March 2013
Owl and Monkey Haven Brochure.
Several images used for Owl and Monkey Haven 2013 brochure.
26th February 2013
The Winner Of Britain's Best Brochure Cover 2013 Is The Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight wins the award for 'Britain's Best Brochure Cover 2013' in a national competition organised by Bitesize Britain with a cover design featuring two of my Isle of Wight lifestyle photographs.
21st February 2013
The Jazz-trumpet of self promotion.
Random collection of news snippets as the Isle of Wight County Press runs the 'best tourist brochure' story, a new published image with a book cover "The Carrion Birds" by Urban Waite and a shot from the 2007 IOW festival features in a HSBC Investment fund advert!
18th February 2013
Wight Winter - The 2013 Isle of Wight Visitor Attractions Association Map.
Freshwater Bay landscape photograph features on the front cover of of The '2013 Isle of Wight Visitor Attractions Association Map'.
15th February 2013
The Official Isle of Wight Map 2012 / 2013
Ventnor walking photograph and Red Robin singing, feature on front cover of the official tourist map of the Isle of Wight Map 2012 / 2013.
14th February 2013
Visit Isle of Wight website launch
Photos and a personal appearance by yours truly on the homepage of newly launched 'Visit Isle of Wight' website, the official tourism guide to the Isle of Wight.
12th February 2013
Shortlisted for 'The Best Brochure Cover 2013'!
Bitesize Britain includes the 'Isle of Wight Accommodation Guide 2013' on the shortlist of ten for the title of Best Brochure Cover 2013.
11th February 2013
Viel Spa§ und party hardy!
Isle of Wight festival photograph used on german website offering festival survival tips.
4th February 2013
Isle of Wight Accommodation Guide 2013.
Forty two of my Isle of Wight stock photography images printed in the official Isle of Wight tourism publication. Order your copy via the website.
17th January 2013
Wight Wedding Days Blog feature article.
First in a series of 5 blogs on the Wight Wedding Days website which will be released once a week starting January 16th. Featuring a mosaic of my photos taken at weddings, that focus on the little moments that couples don't ask to be photographed, but that go towards capturing the magic of the wedding day. Each week will have a different theme, stating with 'Put your hands together' in week one.
21st December 2012
Blogged - In The Elements - Awesome Freshwater Bay Surfing Photos.
Photo-blog of surfing at Freshwater Bay from my soul-surfing website got blogged by In the Elements - The Social Network for Sports Enthusiasts.
19th December 2012
Commercial Photography in print.
The Innovation Centre using wightpixels commercial photography in their IWCP press ads.
12th December 2012
ON THE WIGHT - Flickr Group Picture of the week.
The painterly creation "Monday evening rush hour at Bembridge"chosen as picture of the week for "On the Wight".
6th December 2012
The Official Isle of Wight Accommodation Guide 2013.
My Isle of Wight stock photography images from Whitecliff Bay and the Needles will be on the front cover of the official tourist publications published by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Tourism & Industry.
14th November 2012
The Official ISLE OF WIGHT Winter Pocket Guide 2012/2013.
My Isle of Wight stock photography used in popular tourist publications published by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Tourism & Industry.
12th November 2012
The Official ISLE OF WIGHT Eating Out Guide 2012/2013.
Stock photography used in tourist publications.
9th November 2012
System Upgrades & Planned Downtime.
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7th November 2012
New wedding and event photo galleries.
After a very busy October, full of weddings, parties and events, there are lots of new galleries to be viewed on my website.
30th October 2012
Photoshelter datacenter out during Hurricane Sandy.
Obviously a minor irritation compared to the loss of life and homes, but apologies to anyone trying to view recent galleries (weddings and events) on my website this morning, the big storm #Sandy in the US has also taken out my host's datacenter in NY @photoshelter who are aware and on the case. The Gallery and Search functions will be temporarily unavailable during this time.

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23rd October 2012
flickr blog - kite surfing action.
Photo of Tom Court Kite surfing photo at Compton Bay featured in the flickr blog.
22nd October 2012
Heritage Today Magazine.
Osborne house photos published in English Heritage Magazine.
21st October 2012
English Heritage Poster.
Photograph of Punch and Judy at Osborne Beach published on English Heritage Poster, spotted on Wightlink Ferries.
18th October 2012
Ecoislands Global Summit 2012.
Online photo gallery from the Ecoisland event at Cowes Yacht Haven on October 17th 2012.
12th October 2012
Wight Wedding Days Interview.
A feature blog / interview I did with the fantastic Wight Wedding Days website (The Isle of Wight's one-stop online resource for wedding planning).
9th October 2012
Dancing in the dark - Surfing Isle of Wight.
Photo gallery as the first autumn swell of the season arrives at Freshwater Bay under dark and moody skies.
6th October 2012
Quadruple Birthday Party Photos
Gallery of photos from the 18th Birthday celebrations that took place at Languard Manor, Shanklin
2nd October 2012
In the Wild. Getty Sales via Google Image Search
A little montage of screenshots featuring commercial use of some of my photography sold via the getty images website. Put together using the Google Image search feature
20th September 2012
Hop on board for a life at sea.
PR shot for UKSA published in Daily Mail.
17th September 2012
Kitesurfing photo-shoot blogged.
Photographs of Isle of Wight kite boarders at Compton Bay blogged on "Be Beach" and "In the Elements".
10th September 2012
Wonderful West Wight.
Photographs published in "Style of Wight" magazine article about the West Wight.
3rd September 2012
Wight Wedding Days.
Isle of Wight landscape photographs chosen to illustrate the beauty of the Isle of Wight on new Wedding portal.
24th August 2012
On The Wight.
Priory Bay textured seascape chosen as picture of the week.
16th August 2012
ICR Touch.
Product photography used for ICR touch website and brochures.
14th August 2012
Photography featured on English Heritage Website.
Photos shot for English Heritage at Osborne beach reproduced on their website.
3rd August 2012
Ventnorblog Picture of the Week!.
My photo of Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum) was chosen as the Ventnorblog Picture of the Week .
1st August 2012
Osborne Beach.
Photos shot for English Heritage at Osborne beach reproduced in Isle of Wight County Press feature article.
30th July 2012
Wedding photography price list for 2013.
Updated price list for Isle of Wight wedding photography bookings in 2013.
29th June 2012
Ocean Seen - Oceanic Photography Exhibition.
I'm taking part in a collaborative summer show, bringing together three great oceanic photographers to celebrate the way we interact with our great British coastline. Sponsored by Wightlink and taking place at Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, from the 29th June to the 2nd September 2012. Click on the link to view a gallery of my vertoramas and panoramas that are being exhibited and available for sale.
22nd June 2012
Daily Mirror "British Summer Guide".
My photograph from Compton Beach on the Isle of Wight is printed in the Daily Mirror "British Summer Guide"
8th June 2012
Style of Wight Magazine.
Photographs from the 'Total Look Hair Show 2012' used to illustrate feature article in Style of Wight Magazine's June 2012 edition.
7th June 2012
Your guide to West Wight.
My photograph of paraglider over Compton Bay used for the West Wight Marketing Groups's leaflet to promote tourism in the West Wight.
29th May 2012
Academy of Ancient Music.
'Return to Pilgrimage' a textured creation based on a photo of walkers heading to Tennyson Monument, is published in the 2012/13 programme of the 'Academy of Ancient Music'.
20th May 2012
The Wight Riviera Sportive.
On Sunday May 20th 2012 I photographed the Wight Riviera Sportive on behalf of the organisers With a gallery of 919 images shot at four different locations around the 154km course, the aim was to capture everyone taking part and help raise money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. The 500 riders were requested to donate to the charity in return for downloading the photographs.
14th May 2012
Cover photo for Island Business Magazine.
My photograph of 'The Needles from Headon Warren' is the front cover of the May edition of Island Business Magazine, and there is also a little piece (with photo) about my new photography & web design business 'Wight Pixels' inside the mag
13th April 2012
Wight Surf History exhibition of surf memorabilia and photography.
The Wight Surf History exhibition of surf memorabilia & photography from the last 50 years of surfing on the Isle of Wight, takes place at Dimbola Museum & Galleries in Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, starting on Saturday 14th April 2012 and lasting for 10 weeks.
13th April 2012
Ventnorblog Flickr Group Picture Of The Week.
"One man and his gull" a textured vertorama (vertical panorama) of some SUP action at Compton Bay is chosen as the picture of the week by the excellent Isle of Wight news website.
30th March 2012
Isle of Wight Young Chamber 2012 Awards Evening.
Slideshow of photos from the Isle of Wight Young Chamber annual awards evening held at Cineworld, Newport, Isle of Wight.
20th March 2012
'Business Support Day' at the new ecohub.
Slideshow from ecoisland's presentation to SMEs at the 'Business Support Day' at the new ecohub in 'The Apex Centre', St Cross Business Park, Newport, Isle of Wight.
6th March 2012
Total Look - Isle of Wight College Hair Show 2012.
I was the photographer at the 'Total Look - Isle of Wight College Hair Show 2012'. A charity event supporting the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (
29th February 2012
Official Isle of Wight Winter Pocket Guide 2012.
A dozen Isle of Wight photographs printed in the latest edition of the pocket-sized tourist brochure.
21st February 2012 launched.
A new website for Isle of Wight Web Design & Photography services.
24th January 2012
Official Isle of Wight Accommodation Guide 2012.
Over fifty of my landscape and lifestyle photos featured in the latest edition of the Isle of Wight's leading tourist publication.
16th January 2012
Advanced Photographer Magazine.
Feature article on 'creative still life' in the February 2012 edition of "Advanced Photographer Magazine" features my floral work with the lensbaby
5th December 2011
Oh My God! Squirrel.
My photo of a red squirrel getting ready for winter makes it to the front page of
23rd November 2011
Sandown Town Council Website.
Windsurfing photo from NatWest Island Games features on front page of Sandown Town Council website.
18th November 2011
Photos published in IWCP.
Photographs from the 'EcoIsland House of Commons Global Launch event' printed in the Isle of Wight County Press Newspaper.
15th November 2011
EcoIsland House of Commons Global Launch event.
Working as the official photographer for the 'EcoIsland House of Commons Global Launch event' I covered the story of the day, travelling up with the EcoBus to London for the Champagne reception to launch the Global and national partners of the EcoIsland Partnership CIC and reveal the Implementation plan for the vision of a smart island!
1st November 2011
Shooting surfing with the Sigma 50-500mm.
Surf photography from Freshwater Bay with the Sigma 50-500mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM telephoto lens.
7th October 2011
CHIPS is the VB Picture of the Week.
Nostalgic Vertorama of Totland Pier chosen as the ventnorblog flickr group picture of the week number 74.
1st October 2011
Creating an Impact.
The Isle of Wight as a creative hub. Spotlight on design, print and photography in the October edition of Island Business Magazine.
10th September 2011
Feature Article in Photography Monthly Magazine.
Four of my photos and ten tips used in magazine feature article on 'successful low-light photography'.
5th September 2011
In Print: Magazine cover.
Compton Bay Vertorama used on the front cover of 'Island Business Magazine' September 2011 for Eco Island feature article.
24th August 2011
Wedding Photo gallery.
344 photos from the wedding of Graham & Loretta Gosden at Appledurcombe House, Isle of Wight, 20th August 2011 now published on my website.
20th July 2011
In Print: Newspaper front page.
Images from the NatWest Island Games used for International Newspaper.
2nd July 2011
NatWest Island Games photo galleries.
Full 7 day photo galleries from the NatWest Island Games 2011 covering EVERY sport as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
25th June 2011
Ventnorblog - Picture of the Week.
'Climbing the Bokeh Tree' blogged after being chosen as VB flickr group picture of the week.
20th June 2011
NatWest Island Games 2011.
Jason Swain chosen as official photographer for title sponsor of the NatWest Island Games.
7th June 2011
Owls & Monkey Photo Blog.
Images from a photo shoot at the Owl & Monkey Haven on the Isle of Wight.
4th June 2011
HMS Bounty Tour. Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce.
Photos from the tour of the HMS Bounty organised by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce.
24th May 2011
A Perfect Day.
Photo blog from a perfect day walking on the Isle of Wight.
5th April 2011
Blogged: Colony.
Californian surf culture blog features my UK surfing photos.
3rd April 2011
IOWPOY 2010 Shortlist.
Two of my landscape photos make the shortlist for the finals of the "Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year 2010" awards to be held at the Quay Arts Centre Thursday 7th April.
22nd March 2011
Flickr / Getty curator role.
I have been invited to be one of the first curators contributing to 'The Flickr Collection on Getty Images
21st March 2011
Published in "The Times" Newspaper.
Photo of the Langdale Valley printed as double page spread in "The Times guide to Spring", Weekend section (March 19th)
16th March 2011
A country lovers paradise!
Stock images of the Isle of Wight featured on new website for Ninham Country Holidays
7th March 2011
Published - TOY CAMERAS (Creative photos)
Six of my lensbaby images are featured in a new book about the creative use of plastic cameras
11th February 2011
It's a Boy!
Meet William, the littlest soulsurfer.
23rd January 2011
Freshwater Cricket club in India!
Dynamic cricket Vertorama used for billboard ad campaign by Olive telecommunications in India.
22nd January 2011
Professional Indemnity Cover.
Insurance policy from available to view online.
21st January 2011
Ventnor Town Council
Ventnor Panoramic photo wins ventnorblog competition to feature on Ventnor Town Council Website.
20th January 2011
120 moments in my life
Sit back and enjoy a video blast of 120 photos in 16 seconds. A high-speed hi-definition trip through my flickr favourites using pummelvision.
11th January 2011
The Official Isle of Wight Accommodation Guide 2011
Isle of Wight lifestyle photos featured in leading tourist publication
4th January 2011
Large Acoustic Paintings
Isle of Wight landscape photos featured on Sound-absorbing panels from new Swedish website
22nd December 2010
iPhoneography on bickr blog
'Like a fish needs a bicycle' iphone hipstamatic image featured on bickr.
16th December 2010
Capturing Magic (hour) at
My photo of the grasses on Tennyson Down at sunset entitled 'Golden Light at 'Magic hour' has been chosen for the new Dutch website for their 'capturing magic' theme.
11th December 2010
In print. Isle of Wight Winter Landscape published in international calendar.
'Shooting landscapes under snow-laden skies... Looking towards the Needles, from Headon Warren, Isle of Wight, UK' featured in the 2011 calendar.
7th December 2010
Porthcurno wave photograph featured in DPE magazine.
'Empty wave at Logans Rock' gets a double page spread in the December 2010 edition of 'Digital Photography Enthusiast'.
23rd November 2010
'Porthcurno beach' shots featured on Toemail website.
"Toemail makes the world a better place one foot at a time.".
22nd November 2010
'Ladies Night' charity event at Readers store, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Photographs from the fundraising evening in aid of the 'Earl Mountbatten Hospice'.
18th November 2010
The official 'Isle Of Wight Winter Pocket Guide 2010 / 2011'.
19 of my photographs used in latest tourist publication for the Isle of Wight.
10th November 2010
In Print. Royal College of Art.
'Cumulus humilis' photograph used in design interactions 2009 publication from RCA.
2nd November 2010
Isle of Wight Monopoly.
Some of my photos used to illustrate Monopoly game board and box.
1st November 2010 website launched.
Isle of Wight photography website sponsors three squares of the new Isle of Wight edition of the famous Monopoly board game.
21st October 2010
Updated Wildlife gallery.
Recent photo shoot of Kestrels and Red Deer added to my wildlife gallery.
20th October 2010
Blogged. Ventnorblog and OnWight cover Readers gallery exhibition.
Framed limited edition prints available to purchase in Newport gallery.
12th October 2010
Prints on display at Readers gallery, Newport, Isle of Wight.
24 framed prints available to purchase in new gallery.
23rd September 2010
In print, my photo featured in Time Magazines 'Global adviser' travel article.
Photograph of the chalk cliffs at Compton Bay printed in 'Five Reasons to Visit The Isle of Wight' article.
20th September 2010
Published online, my photo used in travel article.
Compton Bay image used in 'Five Reasons to Visit The Isle of Wight' article on
10th September 2010
UK printing and delivery now available for my photos.
New print partnership with Spectrum Photographic provides local print options for UK buyers in my photo galleries (read more about it in the Photoshelter blog).
6th September 2010
Images Inspired by the Island.
Article on Jason Swain Photography in the September edition of Island Business Magazine.
3rd September 2010
September Swells Photo Blog.
A couple of photo blogs posted on soul-surfing covering the first solid swell of the autumn, and the first since i got the Canon 7d.
11th August 2010
Published. Wonderful West Wight.
My 'Cirrus clouds over Compton Chine' photograph is used on the cover of the latest West Wight Landscape Partnership leaflet.
10th August 2010
IWCC Cowes week lunch 2010 on Island Business Online.
My cowes week photographs feature in slideshow on 'The Business Magazine and website for the Isle of Wight'.
5th August 2010
The Artemis Challenge 2010 yacht race .
Gallery of images from the Cowes week sailing event.
4th August 2010
Cowes Week Lunch 2010.
Gallery of photos from the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Event.
9th July 2010
New look for floral photography website.
Site dedicated to floral & botanical photos gets a facelift with Wordpress 3.0 and the 'Widescreen' theme from Graph Paper Press.
5th July 2010
Round the Island Race 2010 Panorama Photos.
A series of massive panoramic shots from the Isle of Wight's big sailing event.
25th June 2010
Published. Freshwater Bay Seascape used by Penguin books NZ.
"Stormy Weather" used for front cover of "Island. A Story of Love and Death in a New Land" by Penelope Todd.
22nd June 2010
The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2010.
Photo blog (part one) of the Isle of Wight's big sailing event, Colwell to Freshwater Bay, via Totland
18th June 2010
New look with Google fonts.
SEO photography micro-sites "wight landscapes" & "wight life" benefit from fresh look using the new google fonts api.
8th June 2010
Cricket photo gallery.
New cricketing photos on Freshwater Cricket Club website.
9th / 10th June 2010
System Upgrades & Planned Downtime 09-10 June 2010
PhotoShelter System Upgrade - Full Site Downtime for two hours.
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26th May 2010
Published. Isle of Wight Tourist Guides.
My photos feature in 'Isle of Wight Summer Pocket Guide 2010' and 'Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide 2010/2011'.
25th May 2010
Blogged. Top 10 ways to upgrade your morning routine. and feature Freshwater Bay landscape shot.
24th May 2010
New images in the Wildlife Photo Gallery.
Recent work featuring Owls & Red Squirrels.
17th May 2010
Blogged. Walk the Wight Moblog.
Ventnorblog pick up on my Walk the Wight iphone hipstamatic blog.
16th May 2010
Walk the Wight 2010 photo gallery.
My story of this years 'Walk the Wight' told in 18 images in a mobile blog created with the iphone hipstamatic app.
10th May 2010
New Lake District Photo Gallery.
A collection of Landscape photos & panoramas from the Cumbrian beauty spot.
21st April 2010
New Limited edition signed prints added to the collection.
Fine art Landscape photos available to buy as prints.
20th April 2010
Red Squirrels. More fun than shooting Surfers?
For the last few days, dawn patrol has been in my back garden with a red squirrel and my new Canon 7d, and iÕve been more excited about that than i remember being watching the action at Compton or Freshwater Bay.
14th April 2010
Limited edition signed prints.
New range of 16"x12" black & white fine art photographic prints. Available with either matt or glossy finish, on quality Fuji Pro paper
6th April 2010
Wedding Gallery.
Gallery of photos from the Wedding of Nick & Sarah Kearns at the Enchanted Manor, Niton.
31st March 2010
Blogged - Military Road Decision Given Longer By Cabinet.
Bus danger! shot used in article about the closure of the Military Road.
30th March 2010
New Facebook fan page!
The Portfolio of artist & photographer Jason Swain.
22nd March 2010
Exhibited - Go Wild on Wight & IWPOY 2009 .
My shortlisted entries can be seen in both the 'IOWPOY 2009 & "Go wild on Wight" exhibitions during April & May.
17th March 2010
Spring has Sprung!
25% off all photo products (prints, cards, canvases etc) in my spring 2010 promotion. Just use the coupon code 'SPRUNG' at the checkout to get your discount!
9th March 2010
Published - The Littlest Lighthouse.
"The Littlest Lighthouse" shot used in Daily Telegraph Editorial 30th Jan 2010 (via Getty).
8th March 2010
Blogged - Nuts. Red squirrel, Isle of Wight.
Red squirrel shot used in article "Recently retired? Fresh challenges on offer" at Ventnorblog.
25th February 2010
The official 2010 ISLE OF WIGHT accommodation guide.
Sixty of my landscape and lifestyle photos chosen for the 2010 Isle of Wight accommodation guide.
18th February 2010
What Digital Camera. Blogged.
'You should have been here yesterday' series blogged on
18th February 2010
s0ulsurfing #19 in Flickr Explore list
New chart on lists the 500 most popular photographers on flickr
10th February 2010
You should have been here yesterday
Four new photo-blogs on soul-surfing website for epic swell event.
5th Februrary 2010
New home for 'Wight Surf History' exhibition of contemporary photography.
The 'wight surf history' project has secured a permanent place for the 'exhibition of contemporary surf photography' in the new 'Beach Bar' at the Sandpipers Hotel in Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight.
4th Februrary 2010
Photo selected for 'Magnificent Natural Landscapes' blog
"Every cloud has a silver lining..." chosen on the popular Photo Tuts+ website
3rd Februrary 2010
Wight coast & country cottages.
A selection of my coastal scenes used as stock photography on new tourist website.
29th January 2010
Wight Surf History website launched.
The website is now live and the project is fully underway
22nd January 2010
Front cover of the Isle of Wight County Press Weekender.
'Portrait of a Psychedelic Surfer' used for 'wight surf history' story.
20th January 2010
Good waves bless the launch of Wight Surf History
Photo blog report about the launch of the 'wight surf history' exhibition and the run of good waves we've had around it.
14th January 2010
Wight Surf History - blogged
Ventnorblog reports on the Wight Surf History Project.
13th January 2010
Surf photography exhibition
The first event of the Wight Surf History Project, which aims to document and celebrate 50 years of surfing on the Isle of Wight is taking place in the Freshwater Gallery at Dimbola Lodge, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight from the 15th to 31st January 2010.
12th January 2010
Unusual 'Snow Wave' phenomenon on soul surfing blog
Beautiful images from the biggest snowfall on the island in 30 years.
8th January 2010
Blogged - Dude, its snowing out there
Comedy VW camper shot used in article "Advice for Abandoned Cars on the Island" at Ventnorblog.
18th December 2009
Print Prices cut in half!
Following the upgrade to handle sales in £ sterling, i've also cut print prices by up to 50%. Ordering prints is now quicker, easier and cheaper than before!
17th December 2009
Buy photos in £ sterling!
The e-commerce system on this site is finally upgraded to handle sales in £ sterling!
12th December 2009
"Big Wednesday" Photo Blog
Big waves hit the IOW, report & pics on soul-surfing website
3rd December 2009

System downtime @ photoshelter AGAIN!

PhotoShelter System Upgrade - Full Site Downtime on two days in december.
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22nd November 2009
3rd place in 'Isle of Wight Photographer of the year 2009'
'Rise Above Plastics, it all ends up somewhere' comes third in the 'IOWPOY 2009' competition.
17th November 2009
IOW POY 2009 - Shortlist
Four of my photographs are shortlisted for the 'Isle of Wight Photographer of the year 2009' competition.
17th November 2009
Photography Blog - Photo of the week
'Gull ballet at St Ives Harbour' chosen as photo of the week at
6th November 2009
Dictionary of Image website launched
A place where words have their meaning defined through the process of image and typographic solutions.
2nd November 2009
Blogged - 'Eerie' featured on lifehacker
My 2007 'dictionary of image creation' "Eerie" is blogged in a feature on the 'ultimate halloween desktop' on the lifehacker website
29th October 2009
Re-launch of website
A new look and feel plus the power of blogging engine wordpress behind the scenes as soul-surfing gets a total re-vamp
28th October 2009
Getty Collection passes 100 images
72 new images added to my Getty pages and the total passes 100, the sea and coast remain the dominant themes
26th October 2009
Blogged - Happy urban-acid wonky storm love friday
My "Wonky" image appears on the front page 'spotlight' feature of the UTATA website
26th October 2009
Professional Photographer Magazine
My "Light waves" image used in an advert for 'Canon Pro Photo Solutions' also in the October edition of Professional Photographer Magazine
2nd October 2009
Canon Pro Photo Solutions 09 - Amateur Photographer Magazine
My "Light waves" image used in an advert for 'Canon Pro Photo Solutions' in the October edition of Amateur Photographer Magazine
1st October 2009
New photo-shoot at Alum Bay Farm uploaded to website
Portraits of the farmer with his new tractor added to the slideshow
1st October 2009
New 'dusk' shots uploaded to website
A new set of Vertoramas of dusk at Totland Bay added to the slideshow
29th September 2009
Blogged - Steephill Cricket Ground
Photo of Ventnor CC's Steephill Cricket Ground used at Ventnorblog.
24th September 2009
Featured photographer for England in "flickr's places"
s0ulsurfing photostream chosen to represent England on the popular flickr Explore pages.
23rd September 2009
Altostratus translucidus - Reconnaître les nuages - L'Internaute
Image of 'Altostratus translucidus' over Freshwater Bay used in French online magazine article
18th September 2009
New 'wildlife photography' gallery added to this website
A new collection of images shot mostly at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Jersey
17th September 2009
New 'ultra wide angle' shots uploaded to website
Long exposure & 'ultra wide-angle' Vertoramas of Totland Bay added to the slideshow
16th September 2009
iFolio iPhone App launched.
My photographic work is selected for the launch of the new iphone application which is available for FREE on iTunes and Apple Store.
6th September 2009
VB (Ventnorblog) Flickr Group Picture of the Week
"We come in peace... thats what they all say" Wide angle landscape of Compton Bay chosen as 'Pic of the week' at Ventnorblog.
4th September 2009
'Wight Landscape' slideshow feauterd on Isle of Wight accomodation website
A collection of my Island Landscapes to be featured on local website
1st September 2009
Isle of Wight & Cornwall galleries on canvas prints online website
Two galleries of my Landscape & Seascape work from the Isle of Wight and Cornwall are featured on a new canvas prints website
24th August 2009
More Getty Sales!
Royalty free sales of 'Into the Blue' & 'Shelter from the Storm'
10th August 2009
Photography Blog - Photo of the week
'Portrait of a Psychedelic Surfer' chosen as photo of the week at
9th August 2009
Mom's Blog - Just me and my shadow
'Hop - shadow (a moment in time)' used for New Jersey Mon's Blog
8th August 2009
Kudai have Faith!
'Faith' used for new KUDAI CD art
7th August 2009
Moo business cards & discount code
A selection of 25 images used for new business cards & 15% discount on first order
3rd August 2009
'Bodyboarding at Porthcurno' chosen for 'Wipeout Feature'
1st August 2009
First wedding shoot
The wedding of Sally & Marcus
29th July 2009
Interior design collection added to website
Colour co-ordinated & themed sets of prints for interior design projects
24th July 2009
New 'Lensbaby Poppy' images added to website
12 new Lensbaby macro photographs added to the slideshow
24th July 2009
New 'Compton Bay' photoshoot uploaded to website
10 new 'ultra wide-angle' Vertoramas added to the slideshow
23rd July 2009

System downtime

Routine maintenance to the PhotoShelter website, Full Site Downtime (affecting my archives and e-commerce)
START: 12:01 AM EDT 23-JULY-2009, END: 03:00 AM EDT 23-JULY-2009
22nd July 2009
Newtown photoshoot added to website
New photos from Newtown nature reserve added to the slideshow
20th July 2009
First Getty Sales!
Royalty free sales of 'Turbulence', 'Big Wave Blues' & 'Lonliness'
18th July 2009
s0ulsurfing now on
A few lifestyle and ocean images added to the stock photography site
17th July 2009
Getty Artist Picks July 09
The final ten images i've selected for the 'Getty artist picks program'
12th July 2009
Launch of website
A new site dedicated to the flora of the Isle of Wight
8th July 2009
First Youtube movie posted on soul-surfing website
Not strictly photography, but there's now a clip of me surfing at Freshwater Bay on the soul-surfing site
7th July 2009
Front page feature on
"Room with a view" chosen as one of the 20 featured images for July 2009
7th July 2009
Flickr Landmark - 500 on Flickr's Explore
"The Killing moon" is 500th picture to hit explore
6th July 2009
Tales from the riverbank
Wide angle landscape from Newton chosen as 'Pic of the week' at Ventnorblog.
1st July 2009
5th place in Photography blog competition for June 2009 - Textures
Prize of one year shutterpoint subscription for my beach textures photograph.
28th June 2009
Interview with French photography website -
Jason Swain photographe autodidacte sur l'ile de Wight repond aux questions de Reportages Photos.
22nd June 2009
Blogged - Ventnorblog
Two National Papers Pile Praise On The Island - 'Round the Island Race 2009 - Looking towards Hurst Spit' image
14th June 2009
Launch of website
A new site dedicated to promoting the lifestyle activities of the Isle of Wight
7th June 2009
Launch of website
A new site dedicated to promoting the beauty of the islands landscape
1st June 2009
Launch of website
A new site dedicated to promoting the beauty of surfing the English coastline
1st May 2009
Launch of the Flickr Getty Collection
My work selected for inclusion in the new Flickr / Getty collaboration
1st January 2009
Published - Schmap iPhone app
'Round the Island Race 2008 - St Catherine's Point' published on iPhone Schmap
1st January 2009
It's a beautiful world
'Light waves' chosen for the 'photographers for a cause' book
Winter 2008
Published - Liz Earle
'Edge - surfing on the Isle of Wight' published in Liz Earle brochure & newsletter
September 2008
Published - Accurist
'Emerging' published for Accurist exhibition
September 2008
Published - NHS
'Into the wild blue yonder' published for NHS trust exhibition
12th August 2008
Blogged - Ventnorblog
Lashings World XI @ Ventnor Cricket Club - two photos used
1st July 2008
Published - Tomorrow Magazine
'Mad dogs and Englishmen' & 'Big Wheel' published in German magazine
1st December 2007
In the Moo(d)
Soulsurfing chosen to become featured designer on
1st November 2007
IOW POY 2007
'Two images shortlisted for the 'Isle of Wight Photographer of the year 2007' competition.
Fall 2007
Published - The Sow's Ear Poetry Review
'Lens Room' published in poetry magazine
1st November 2006
IOW POY 2006
'Stormy Weather' shortlisted for the 'Isle of Wight Photographer of the year 2006' competition.