Portrait photo of Jeff Lewis, a VAST photographer creating extremely high resolution photographs

Jeff Lewis

San Francisco Bay Area, California

Jeff Lewis is a Northern California-based landscape artist and meteorologist. He has been a full-time professional since 2014, and passionately exploring and photographing for over a decade.

Jeff’s work is instantly recognizable, influential, and full of emotion. Many of his images are taken in very remote, almost-never-before-photographed locations. However, as a Bay Area resident, Jeff frequently photographs "urban nature", vibrant interactions between cities and their natural surroundings. His work has attracted a wide range of clients, which include Adobe, UCLA, and the Sierra Club. He in one of twelve artists around the United States to be featured in Adobe's global Creative Cloud launch.

Jeff is an avid hiker and backpacker. He has served three seasons as a backcountry ranger in Sequoia National Park, and typically spends over 150 days in the field each year. His work tells stories that go overlooked by other artists.

A crucial part of making a stunning landscape image is being in the right place at the right time, when the optimal light and weather conditions converge. With a B.S. in meteorology from UCLA, Jeff is the leader of the emerging field of scenic meteorology: the study and analysis of the aesthetic qualities of weather features. He is the founder of Escaype, the world's first weather service for photographers. Using satellite images, weather models, and his own in-house patented cloud and light model, he is able to predict when and where optimal lighting will occur.

VAST photographer Jeff Lewis of the VAST artist collective