Jasmine Swope
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Jasmine Swope is a Serbian-born American photographer based in Santa Monica, CA. A graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography and former commercial advertising photographer in Los Angeles and London, Ms. Swope specializes in creating large format black and white photographs capturing the human experience with nature. Her fine art photographs emerge from the influence and appreciation for the nineteenth and twentieth century pioneers as Timothy O’Sullivan, Carleton Watkins, and Ansel Adams, to name a few, who’s photographs are marked as deep as painters and poets with works that has engaged them organically through the senses, merging tonal elegance with the underlying substance of a visual record clearly demonstrated. In her landscape work, when concerned with the aesthetics of beauty, she chooses to make long exposures and convert the pictures to black and white. Her unique style combines digital processes with traditional platinum/palladium printing known for its great tonal range and archival permanence. Ms. Swope’s work includes critically-acclaimed collections on such subjects as coastal parks, the Salton Sea, and the Colorado River. She is active in making the photographic arts accessible to disadvantaged youth through Venice Arts, a nonprofit arts education and mentoring organization based in Venice, CA.