I have been featured by several large profile accounts and organizations including Nikon USA, NJ is Beautiful, NJ Spots and Home Sweet TN, Visit Bar Harbor, among others.
Additionally, I have been published on the cover of Skylands Magazine, featured in Appalachian Trail Journeys, the official magazine of the AT, and worked with Government Organizations on Farm Preservation initiatives. I was also hand-selected to be a featured photographer in the United States Senate Russel Building Rotunda.
I am available for hire and all pieces are available for purchase as prints and digital files. Please see the Contact page for more information.
My name is Jacob Bryant and I am a Mechanical Engineer and 2nd Lieutenant serving Active Duty in the United States Air Force. A bit odd for a photographer, random even. And definitely not very related to photography, but passion is a driver for all great things.
A few years ago, taking my photography to the next level was not even in consideration, but things you love always find a way of coming back to you. I got my start in photography years ago back in elementary school. My dad was a film photographer back in the day and even had his own darkroom so it was and still is a great way to bond with him. My very first camera was a Kodak Easyshare Point and Shoot Camera that I got back for my elementary school graduation. It was awesome! I brought it on several family vacations including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks but, when I began to want to take my photography more seriously, at the end of High School, it wasn't going to cut it. I then got an entry level APS-C DSLR, the Nikon D3200, and this camera really got me my start in photography. Once again, although the images were great, the sensor and performance needed an upgrade to be able to fully complete my photographic visions. I finally upgraded to the the Full Frame D810, and after countless lenses, lighting material, and other accessories, haven't turned back.
Although the exotic, other-worldly locations such as Iceland and New Zealand are undoubtedly inspiring, I have actually found most of my inspiration in the beauty of my small hometown in Hardwick, NJ and the Delaware Water Gap and am a firm believer in taking advantage of and mastering what you have at home before taking on the next challenge. I'm motivated by being out in the landscape and patiently waiting to see the world in light that is seldom seen, capturing these memories, and sharing these unique experiences to showcase the beauty in the everyday and magnificent world around us.