Jason Thrasher lives in Athens, Georgia, where he's been working as an artist and professional photographer for nearly 20 years. His coverage of the Southeast's rich and varied music scene includes published portraits of the Drive-By Truckers, of Montreal, R.E.M. and the Elephant Six collective, to name a few. He's also captured rare images of OutKast at Stankonia and Rico Wade at his infamous hip-hop "Dungeon" in Atlanta, and images of Ty Segall, The Whigs, Widespread Panic, Cracker, Drive-By Truckers and Against Me! on tour. His ties to Athens and the world-famous 40 Watt Club and newly renovated Georgia Theatre have also given him access to photograph nationally touring musicians on a regular basis.

 

Thrasher's photography has been published in Rolling Stone, Billboard, New York Magazine, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Paste, The AV Club, Salon, Pitchfork, Garden & Gun, USA Today and SPIN. His work is featured in the album designs of the Drive-By Truckers, Patterson Hood, Booker T., Randall Bramblett, Cracker, David Lowery, Macha and Bad Religion. His promotional photography for New West Records, ATO Records, Anti Records, Warner Brothers, Razor & Tie, and Polyvinyl has produced many iconic images.

 

His fine art photography has been exhibited at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, ICA in London, Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco, Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Corcoran School of Fine Art in Washington, DC, and the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center.

 

Jason's wife, Beth Hall Thrasher, is the Creative Director for Thrasher Photo and Design. Beth's background in art direction for television and film won her an Emmy, a Radio and Television News Directors Award, and an Earl at SXSW. A published writer and short filmmaker, Beth founded the Short Attention Span Film and Video Festival in San Francisco, which has toured to more than thirty cities throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Flagpole Behind the Scene: Jason Thrasher from DTproductions on Vimeo.