Welcome to the Two Wheeled Nomad print shop
Photography by Jason Spafford • Landscape Photography • Nature Photography • Travel Adventure Photography • Commercial Photography • Motorcycle Overlanding Photography • Botanical Photography • Macro Photography • Aerial Photography • Large Wall Art
NB: Jason’s images will be available for purchase soon.
In the meantime, if there’s a particular picture in the gallery you would like to buy or photographic request you may have, personal, commercial or otherwise, feel free to contact me directly.
About the photographer
I’m Jason, currently living and capturing some of the world’s richest offerings from my motorcycle, while wending up through the Americas. For me, photography is about having a bigger purpose outside of motorcycle travel, I need a creative outlet. It’s not just about preserving the big moments forever, being able to travel back in time. It’s about the challenge of forever pushing the boundaries of creativity while being in the environments I love, and noticing something in an alternatively beautiful way. Encapsulating unseen realities. It’s a platform where I can tell a story about an adventure, a place or a subject.
Photography is one of my favourite ways to not only express myself but to convey the essence of what makes us human, a child’s face of innocence or an old man’s expression whose laughter lines stem from a thousand moments. To better understand the person in that time. And it’s a good way for me to relax, sometimes meditatively. I’d be lying if I said taking pictures wasn’t a dream job and I’m extremely grateful to be doing something I love. It’s a channel through which I can surprise myself and learn about something that piques my interest. It lets me connect with what I’m viewing, to intimately see it and then project it with meaning.
I guess shooting images involves a fair bit of introspection. The deeper I get, the more I come to realise that it’s about what fascinates me, how I feel about it, and what I want to say to those that view my work. The more I shoot, the more I better understand myself, what I value, and how I see the world. It’s an art, albeit a mechanical one.
As a professional freelance photographer for various organizations and print publications in the UK and US, as well as being a full-time nomad, I’ve selected my strongest work, to which I’m always in the process of building. In the meantime, I hope my artwork best shares the world as it unfolds on our journey from my perspective, and gives an insight into my personality. Although very subjective, I foremost hope my imagery captures a raw emotion, or evokes a feeling–even if it’s totally different to another person’s reaction–not just the appearance. And, all things being equal, inspires you to journey to new places, near and far.
The equipment I use
Below is a comprehensive list of my ‘go to’ choices of camera equipment, electronics and merchandise. Because space is such a premium on a motorcycle, I converted from Nikon to Sony due to not only its ability to pack into half the space in the tank bag–which is waterproof and easily accessible–but foremost its phenomenal functionality. It’s much lighter too, so the bike and I have a lot less load to haul around. For me, my current Sony configuration is a complete game-changer from what I was previously using: I adore taking photographs with it, which makes honing my craft an overwhelming joy.
Digital SLR mirrorless camera
Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only (in US dollars or GB pounds here.)
Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS Interchangeable Lens for Sony Alpha Camera (in US dollars or GB pounds here.)
Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar T FE F4 ZA OSS E-Mount Lens (in US dollars or GB pounds here.)
DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone (in US dollars or GB pounds here.)
GoPro HERO4 Black (in US dollars or GB pounds here.)
Calendars, recently featured in
2016 Horizons Unlimited Calendar (Jason’s image features on the first page, having won first place in the 2015 photography competition.)
2017 Horizons Unlimited Calendar (Jason’s image features within the calendar, having won second place in the 2016 photography competition.)