Jana Cruder's imagery may best be described as hyper-real with a sense of soul. Jana's ability to combine a fashion aesthetic with underlying conceptual nuances gives her work a uniquely playful tone.
Having come up the ranks of apprenticing, assisting, and producing for world renowned fashion, celebrity, and advertising photographers, Jana found the focus of her work early on in her career. Although just at home in the studio, she loves nothing more than beautiful people in fabulous clothing in inspiring locations.
Light, saturation, color and shadow become Jana’s creative surges. Through honed observation and a keen allowing; her work travels the line of fantasy and reality, resulting in a world where the perfect is ever so slightly imperfect. Through her rose-colored glasses Jana exalts the beauty in the mundane and elaborate, resulting in images that blur the line between the worlds of fashion, advertising and fine-art. Rich colorful, contrasty images that convey an idea or mood, and jump off the page.
Jana currently splits her time between NY and LA and is available for commissions worldwide.
Action Press Germany
Amelie G Magazine
Fashion IZ Black Magazine
Ladies Home Journal
Obagi Skin Care
Orange Coast Magazine
Vegas Rated Magazine
Cristophe of Beverly Hills
Denim of Virtue
Vdara Resort & Spa
Awards and Accolades
2012 – Emerging Focus Top Finalist
2012 – Silver Eye Center for Photography Fellowship 13 – Judges Commendation
2006 – Hottest New Talent – American Photo
2004 – Addey Award
2003 – Published American Photography 18
2013 – Photo L.A. International Art Exposition – Santa Monica, CA
2012 – Bubble Lounge – New York, NY
2012 – Barneys New York – Las Vegas, NV
2010 – Brett Wesley Gallery – Las Vegas, NV
2006 – Red House Gallery – Venice Beach, CA
2003 – High Falls Gallery – Rochester, NY