Born in the heart of the Midwest in 1975, Jason spent his youth traveling with his family before settling in the San Francisco Bay area twenty years ago and calling it home. Primarily self-taught, he began his artistic studies at Napa Valley College. Encouraged by program director Ron Rogers, he quickly discovered his passion for photography and developed his printing skills, eventually building a personal darkroom in order to produce and finish his own images.
Drawn to the water as an escape from the hustle of the city, Jason's work portrays the calmness hidden near the ocean, around bays, lakes and shores. “I seek to depict what lies within; often left behind and unnoticed.” Utilizing long exposures, frequently in foggy or harsh weather conditions, Jason crafts the beginnings of his photographs. Later, he uses darkroom interpretation to reveal his memory of time and place, creating a permanent reminder of that unique moment in time. Negating the common distractions found in a snapshot, Mullins’ work evokes the more surreal experience in being “Oceanside”.