Jake Darwen

perspective series

Jake Darwen picked up his first camera after a knee reconstruction in 2009, but could develop his photographic style really fast. Behind each snap of his shutter lies a carefully composed and planned image. He’ll find the ultimate angle while climbing up trees, going up urban architecture or laying down in the dusty dirt.

After making the move from New Zealand to Australia in 2012, Jake made himself known swiftly to Slam Magazine. His prolific submissions of impressive shots made him the youngest senior photographer one year later. His outstanding ability to creatively capture the landscape around the subject, compose thrilling moments and utilise strobes or natural light with intricate detail, will lead to being one of the world’s most prolific skateboarding photographers. Recently the Element Advocate catched our attention with the upcoming release of these three shown Photographs within the Element Perspective T-Shirt Collection. I’m sure we’ll hear and primarily see a lot more from him in the future.

“Picking up my first camera and learning photography in New Zealand is something I’ll never take for granted. It’s made me appreciate not just documenting the main subject but all of its surroundings and that’s how I believe you make a photo tell a story.”