ABOUT THE ARTIST
LandESCAPE Visuals was founded in 2011 by Jeff Lewis. Jeff is a 24 year-old landscape artist with a Bachelor's degree in meteorology (Regents Scholar, magna cum laude) from UCLA. His work has been featured in magazines, contests, art galleries, various photo websites, and official UCLA publications. He is one of twelve young artists around the United States to be featured in Adobe's global Creative Cloud campaign.
Jeff is an avid hiker and backpacker; he has spent three seasons as a backcountry ranger in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Many of his images are taken in extremely remote, almost-never-before-photographed locations -- he is known to plan a 100-mile hiking trip, mostly off trail, just to get a shot. As a Bay Area resident, however, Jeff frequently photographs "urban nature", vibrant interactions between the city and its natural surroundings.
Jeff is known for his fusion of meteorology and camera art. He is actively pioneering the field of scenic meteorology: the study and analysis of the aesthetic qualities of weather features. Jeff uses satellite images, mesoscale weather models, his own in-house patent-pending Escaype cloud and light model, and short and long-range forecasts to predict when and where the best light will occur at sunrise and sunset. A crucial part of making a stunning landscape image is being in the right place at the right time when the optimal light and weather conditions converge. With a background in meteorology, Jeff is able to maximize his chances of being in such situations.
This meteorological "edge", however, is no longer limited to those with science degrees. Learn more about the world's first comprehensive weather service for photographers at our partner site, www.escaype.com.