Jasper Johal: Yoga is his Muse. Photos.

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on Dec 27, 2009
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“What I am really shooting is light. Light is this beautiful living thing. It wraps, it plays, it suffuses, it cascades. I am self taught, and as I worked on my craft over the years, I never focused on shooting the object. Instead, I focused on capturing the beauty of light as it played around the object, often through the object, sometimes underneath the object. Light dances, and as a photographer I become its dance partner.”

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Jasper Johal is, in my experience, one of two or three greatest photographers of yoga today. We’ve been in touch once in awhile over the years—I admired, and was jealous of the gorgeous magazine covers he did for Yogi Times, a great LA and then SF-based yoga magazine that regrettably passed away a few years back.

We’ve reviewed his Body as Temple yoga calendars from time to time, and his work with Kathryn Budig for Toesox (click for photos), and his exquisitely attractive yet tasteful work for Hard Tail’s remarkable advertising campaign (click for photos). Here’s a small sampling. For more, including his fashion, nude, and dance photography, click over to his site.


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6 Responses to “Jasper Johal: Yoga is his Muse. Photos.”

  1. Great pictures. Thanks.

    Bob Weisenberg

  2. […] Jasper Johal is one of very few preeminent yoga photographers working today. He’s shot elephant favorite Kathryn Budig’s (nearly) naked ad campaign for Toesox, he photographs and designs Hard Tail’s gorgeously clean, minimal ad campaign, and if we were still publishing elephant magazine, instead of elephantjournal.com, we’d supplicate him to do a cover. […]

  3. Donna says:

    Love the photos! So inspiring. True beauty.

    Donna Freeman

  4. […] All photos—and art direction—by the amazing yoga photographer Jasper Johal. […]

  5. been waiting almost 5 months for a 2013 Calendar from Jasper…………paid for in November….anyone else have issues like this?……………….so strange… Dennis

  6. Adam Sewell says:

    Hi Dennis. I bought a calendar 2 years in a row. Neither turned up. Tried to contact to no avail so I gave up. I have heard this from other people. The part that sucks is that the transaction was processed so he/they have my money.
    Adam Sewell, San Jose, CA.