Capture of the Day: Jan Sears

California photographer Jan Sears first took to the skies as a young boy. He began flying with his grandfather at the age of 10. He’s now a traffic pilot and makes stunning aerial images of beautiful San Francisco Bay and surrounding areas.
I met Jan at a Magnum Photos workshop in San Francisco. He’s currently working on several projects, including documentary and street photography. He loves flying, but what he also loves is the art of photography and the ability, through the lens, to tell stories and stop time, even while the props are spinning and the clock hands are ticking. Jan hasn’t spent much of his life without a camera in hand. He’s been chasing light and capturing moments, even before he began earning his wings, taking his first photos at the age of eight.
Learn more about Jan and his work here: and on Instagram:
*Images copyright Jan Sears

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