The banner photo on a spring day in May just off of the pipeline trail north of Salt Lake City’s Avenues District was taken by John-Paul Jespersen who was raised here. Readers are encouraged to visit his Images of Night gallery.
Surrounded by the diverse landscape of Utah he picked up his first SLR at the age of 14. At 19, John-Paul began college at The Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. After receiving his bachelor of fine arts degree specializing in industrial scientific photography, he moved back to Salt Lake City and began working on his personal project called Images of Night.
Jespersen uses long exposures and the light of the moon to create surreal daylight-looking images. He is very motivated by the moonlight and it has been the driving force in his personal work. He plans to continue his Images Of Night project indefinitely while traveling the landscapes of the world and searching for landscapes, which convey his message of the shocking and confusing beauty in the interaction among man, the landscape and the moon.
For more information, visit jpjespersen.com or his blog here.