Jana Zachariou 2017

Jana Zachariou is a Czech born landscape and nature photographer living on Salt Spring Island in southern British Columbia.   After having lived in various locations around the world, she chose to call Canada her home.  Jana resided for more than 20 years in eastern Canada before she settled on the beautiful West Coast.  That was the beginning of Jana’s endless love affair with a camera.  Her first real interaction with photography actually started in front of the lens as a fashion model in the mid 80’s.  Jana, however, found her true calling on the other side of the lens and her knowledge of photography is entirely self taught.  This informal training enabled her to develop a unique style that makes her images very recognizable. Photography opened a door to an aberrant way of seeing and appreciating the world around her.  Jana’s ability to capture inspiring imagery came about, in part, because of the abundance of natural scenery that surrounds her on the West Coast.  The visual drama and artistry of her photographs are born of a keen eye for the many moods of the natural world.  Her quest to become a better photographer will never cease.  She is constantly chasing  those rare magical moments when the “Perfect Light” embraces nature to its fullness to capture the “Perfect Shot” with greater passion than ever before.  When she is asked about her favourite image, Jana’s reply is “I haven’t taken it yet.” Jana’s works have been exhibited at Gallery 8, the ArtSpring Gallery and the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery.  Enjoy the view!