Abbotsford's Jason Brown has been named as Canada's top commercial photographer by the Professional Photographers of Canada. This image of the rotunda ceiling at Abbotsford Collegiate school

Abbotsford's Jason Brown has been named as Canada's top commercial photographer by the Professional Photographers of Canada. This image of the rotunda ceiling at Abbotsford Collegiate school

Brown wins national photography awards

Abbotsford photographer entered images in the PPOC annual competition

An Abbotsford photographer has been named Canada’s commercial photographer of the year.

Revival Arts’ Jason Brown also took home the best in class illustration award (Love Potion Number Nine), a best in class fine art award (Preposterous Erection), and a judge’s choice ribbon (Preposterous Erection).

The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) announced the winners of its 2014 competition at the Canadian Imaging Conference and Tradeshow April 29 in Winnipeg, Man.

This year, there were 830 images entered and 56 per cent were accepted into the National Image Salon. When assessing the submissions, judges consider impact, creativity, style, composition and technique.

Brown said, “It truly is an honour to be recognized among the amazing talent of my peers in the PPOC. Winning the commercial photographer of the year award is a personal affirmation as all of the images this year were from self-directed projects that excite and drive me.”

This competition includes entries from across Canada in 21 different classes.

Brown has been pursuing photography since he bought his first SLR camera from the “Buckpasser” in 1997 and studied commercial photography at Langara College in Vancouver. He has used his photography skills to support many non-profit organizations locally and internationally such as Run for Water, The Crystal Gala, We Day, Matthew’s House and many more. He regularly does portrait and commercial photography for a wide range of clients throughout the Lower Mainland.