Photographer and visual artist Jason Kilmister


Jaz Kilmister is a photographer and visual artist based in London. Born in Singapore and raised in South East England, Kilmister received his undergraduate education in design and analogue photography at West Surrey College of Art & Design.

He later specialised in digital design, working in advertising. After establishing his own creative agency in 2006, Kilmister returned to freelance design and creative roles in 2016. During this time, he also trained in photography at Morley College in Chelsea, and developed a strong focus on photography and visual arts in his personal practice.

Artist Statement

My art is a means of posing questions and exploring the intersection between illusion and reality, between the external and the internal.

Through large format colour photographs, I aim to capture a psychological space that is both familiar and elusive, something akin to a half-remembered place.

My creative process involves merging digital and analogue techniques, including darkroom-exposed mixed media, collage, and sculpture, with digital composite methods. I draw on a combination of design methodology and intuition to find my way through concept and representation.

The goal of my work is to delve beneath the surface of what is observable and examine the tension between objective and subjective perspectives, as well as the nature of memory, psychology, and metaphysics.

I believe that reality is a complex and poorly understood medium, and it is with curiosity, coupled with a passion for the aesthetic potential of photography and a sense of wonder cultivated during my childhood spent in various locations around the world, that drives my artistic endeavours.


Fine Art Photography Award

8th FAPA Awards Nomination for the 'Past Presence' series, 2022.

Fine Art Photography Award

8th FAPA Awards Nomination for the 'Dominion' series, 2022.

Neutral Density Award

A 2021 ND Awards Honourable Mention for the 'Past Presence' series.

Neutral Density Award

ND Awards Honourable Mention for the 'Dominion' series, 2021.

Alison Jackson 'A Day In Your Life' Award

Alison Jackson Studios, 'Highly Commended' in category, 2020 'A Day In Your Life' photo competition for an image from the 'Regenerator' series.

VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize

Shortlisted: VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize 2023 for 'Visitor', from the Aoyin Series.


Group Show | Photology

May 2021 | Chelsea Gallery, Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries, Hortensia Road, London SW10 0QS

Group show | Unfamiliar Travels

May 2019 | 508 Gallery, King's Road, London SW10 0LD

Group Show | Framework

July 2017 | Nolia's Gallery, 60 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BL

Jaz Kilmister, photographer and visual artist. The 'Past Presence' project.

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