Jason Whitman is a proud 4th generation Wyoming native from Cody. Throughout his life, he has lived and breathed the western lifestyle and the unique opportunities it provides.
His professional career did not take the typical path of a working photographer. Instead, he dedicated one part of his career to helping others see clearly. After earning a Doctor of Optometry Degree, he committed his energy to providing others the gift of sight and clear vision. This continues today alongside his developing photography career. The two paths intersect in a place that is centered around vision, visuals, and amazing scenes of western themes.
It might be no surprise based on his upbringing, but Jason continues to capture all things Western. His portfolio and client list clearly represent a deep understanding of the western lifestyle. This includes authentic western people, working ranches, real cowboys, guest ranches, and conceptual depictions of past days. Jason lives, breathes, and continues to appreciate life in the west, making Wyoming his home base.
His fine art work has been showcased in spaces such as Scarlow’s Gallery in his “A Celebration of the American West” art show, Fox News “The Five”, the William Shatner Charity Horse Auction, American Photographic Artists “Off the Clock”, and Photoshop User Magazine.
Hannah Hinders is a native Iowan and hails from a multi-generation farming family in the eastern part of the state. Since moving to Wyoming in 2015, she has developed a deep-rooted passion for the American West.
Her path also did not follow that of a traditional photography career. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in cultural anthropology with a specialization in forensics at the University of Northern Iowa, preparing her to study the cultures and traditions of the west from a photographic and journalistic perspective.
Her early work included projects dedicated to the preservation of historic places in Iowa, the Raptor Rehabilitation Center at the University of Iowa, and photojournalism with the Marion Times newspaper. She worked on a preservation project of the Forest Grove School House in Scott County, and has photographed abandoned and historic structures throughout Iowa, South Dakota, and now Wyoming.
Instead of a career in crime scene photography as she had intended, she now uses her photographic skills and anthropology background to tell the stories of the working men and women of the American West. She is currently working on a major book endeavor that showcases modern-day Wyoming women in the ranching industry.
When clients seek a comprehensive visual depiction of western lifestyle, they lean on Jason & Hannah to capture that vision. They have worked together for clients such as the State of Wyoming, Poison Spider Cattle Co., the world famous Moosehead Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, and the renowned Flitner Ranch. They continue to shoot personal work on a regular basis to hone their vision and style. They are available for assignment work and fine art commissions.