Jani Bryson is the founder of hARTshare, an artist, an author and a professional photographer from Leawood, Kansas. One of the early microstock photographers, her work can be licensed through several top agencies, as well as on her own licensing site here. Her current projects include managing hARTshare, co-authoring an epic fantasy series, conducting photography/phoneography workshops and creating fine art pieces which can be purchased here.
Jani is the recipient of distinguished photographic awards, including several from the Professional Photographers Association, and the prestigious KODAK Gallery Award. She holds the First Place title in Children's Portraiture from the Kansas Professional Photographers Association.
Her photos have been used by major corporations including Burlington Coat Factory, Michael's, Borders Books, Lady Footlocker, Panasonic, Gerber, Pepperidge Farms, Sears, Sprint, United Way, Big Brothers Programs, Girls Scouts of America, Great Wolf Lodge, Logitech, Ebay, American Girl, CVS, Boston Market, Habitat for Humanity and many, many more -- the list grows almost daily. Her images have appeared on Good Morning America, MSN.com and in major publications around the world, including Entertainment Weekly, Teen Vogue, Cosmo Girl, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle and the like. She often sees her work used for book covers, billboards, television commercials and web advertising. She even has larger-than-life sized images in prominent places around the world from downtown Istanbul to the lobby at the Sprint Campus here in Kansas City.
Jani enjoys sharing what she knows about photography at workshops she holds in her studio and at conferences held around the country. She also loves traveling and hopes to one day photograph and blog around the world.
Artistically, Jani is fascinated with color, and inspired by spiritual connection, synchronicity and energy. Deeply intuitive, and highly sensitive, when photographing people and animals, she attempts to capture the essence of the soul in her imagery. An avid beachcomber, she collects shells, pebbles and rocks from around the world because she feels they are vessels of energy and beauty from many different times and places. She is an artist by calling and her current mediums are painting and photography. She is always learning and makes a conscious effort to explore new ideas and study new things. She finds her greatest inspiration through meditative practice.