Jason McGorty Photography aims to break the paradox established by the professional photographers of his generation. A good photographer is a good photographer regardless of his equipment and the price tags once attached. All photographers with any skill can demonstrate that. But a new concern has emerged from the world of photographers; the increase in cheap SLR equipment and camera phones saturating the market. Hence the paradox; why would one worry about easy access to the equipment if gear is a negligible part of the equation? McGorty's photography gracefully accepts cheap equipment into the creative equation with the care, eye, and index finger of a professional.
McGorty's love for photography emerged from his love of live music. Armed with a cheap(ish) 70-300mm zoom lens he entered folk festivals with an eye on the photography pit. Never one to draw attention to himself he happily took photos from his assigned seats. Pointing the zoom lens away from the stage he learned to next love street photography; spontaneous, real and unposed photography that often features unknowing strangers in their element. In his 500px interview, McGorty discusses how posed photography adds a false element to a scene that was once alive, replacing a story with a mugshot. To quote, "posed photography adds a false element to a scene that was once alive, replacing a story with a mugshot". See?
In addition to specializing in concert and street photography, McGorty also dabbles in the world of macro photography. He ventures outside of the requisite bug and flower shots and has recently featured computer circuits and candy bars in his work. Other preferred subjects include his beautiful wife and daughter.
McGorty joined Flickr in April of 2009 and quickly joined the ranks of the "Pro" community with his generous yearly pledge of $24.95. Just listen to what other photographers have to say about his work; "Great Capture! Feel free to look at and comment on my stream" and "3 little twins u mean triplets stupid". He effortlessly accumulated many prestigious awards including "Gold Star Award - Level 1", "HDR Bracket Stamp!", "HDR Dreams Invitation" and "Exemplary Shots - Flickr's BEST! (Post 1 Award 3)". But his awards don't end there. McGorty averages 9.4 votes per week in Farktography competitions and has come in first place once! Teens and pre-teens alike agree that his daily Tumblr pics are a-okay. He has won 19 Flickrduels.
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