Whimsical Fashion Photography

The Rebirth

  I believe that the world is a miraculous place filled with beautiful people, inspiring ideas and overflowing with love. I also see a myriad of symptoms in this world alerting us to the fact that we have lost our way.  Wars.  Poverty.  Pollution.  It's tempting to find people to blame for the ills of this world, makes it easier to handle in so many ways, but the fact is the only thing we need to find the source of all the pain is a mirror to look at ourselves. After all that's what this world is, a mirror.  As we heal ourselves we heal the ones we love, as we heal the ones...

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Selling Stock

What's left of me

I just prepared a short post on how I've found a market for some of my past images for members of the online photography workshop at www.shootforlove.com. In the meantime here are some of my favorite book covers featuring my photography.

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Time is up featuring Joshua Delagarza (video)

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Filmed this in a single afternoon in a moving location, the van. It's a blast filming this way, spontaneously, almost waiting for life to show you what it wants to show you. Directed, written and edited by Joshua Delagarza. Filmed by Jake Garn. Featuring Joshua Delagarza and Samantha Law.

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Test Shoot with Philecia

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Test shoot with Philecia, shot at the SLC Photocollective.

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Reflections with Samantha

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Samantha and I decided to explore the SLC Photocollective and see if we could come up with something original in one of Utah's most photographed locations. Judge the results for yourself, and this post does depict an artistic nude image - so if that sort of thing is not your cup of tea please move along in a calm fashion to the "back button." :)

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A foggy day (featuring Natalie Wall)

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My first shoot with Natalie Wall was perfect. She sent me a message early one foggy morning and asked if I wanted to shoot in the fog... it was an easy yes! This is what we came up with. :)

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A test shoot with Chase

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I shot this series with Chase in late summer of 2012.  We simply set off wandering the streets of Hollywood right outside his front door, finding perfect spots along the way to take a few images. What an insanely talented individual this guy is.  

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A portrait with Hannah Yandow

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A simple test shoot with one light at the SLC Photocollective.  These types of shoots are my favorite and Hannah was a dream to work with.  So easy to shoot! Model: Hannah Yandow (hannahyandow on instagram)

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A confession from a phtographer

I fell in love with photography in a world where the amazing photographers could only be seen in bookstores, museums and magazines.  I fell in love with the work of Mario Testino, Richard Avedon and when Netscape brought the world wide web to the masses I was able to follow many of my favorites online. And then the digital explosion started to mature and the entire world changed.  Now amazing photography is EVERYWHERE! Pinterest - tumblr - facebook - instagram... the tools to capture and share work is absolutely mind boggling. With amazing work saturating my world I felt mediocre as a photographer. ...

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Winter Solstice

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If you follow me on instagram (@jakegarn)  then you may already be familiar with the how much time I've been spending on what I affectionately call Crystal Mountain. This time, on December 21, 2012, I went up the mountain alone with just a notebook and my Canon 5D Mark III. I only took a handful of photos, yet all of them had a fair amount of sacrifice to get.  Whether it was laying in the frost, sitting on a cactus, leaning into a thornbush, or just pulling my camera out in the shade when the temperature was well below freezing (and metal feels coooooold). The best shots are always...

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