Jasper Lyons

Capturing moments and telling stories is what drives me. I've struggled for a long time to find a passion that allows me to positively impact the world. Photographing people allows me to do that. Through visual representation of human connection that change can come. There are conflicts, moments and stories found in life that need to be preserved, whether it be across the globe or right in your backyard. Emotional and powerful images can change history, whether it be for an individual or the world. I am chasing those images.

As a 21 year old college student at the University of California Santa Cruz, I have worked as a photo editor and a reporter for the student run campus newspaper of record, City on a Hill Press. Working as a photojournalist and editor has given me the ability to contribute to a cause bigger than myself. Although I am the one taking the photos, its not about me, its about awareness that photos raise. Its about the photographers I mentor to do the same. As I progress, I hope the events and causes I am able to cover will be more expansive, more powerful, and result in awareness and eventually change.