Jaka Vinšek is a Slovenian-born, Brooklyn-based photographer and cinematographer. His personal projects focus on the passion of others, from athletes pushing their bodies to the limit to medical professionals helping those in need. Exploring diverse cultures and alternative lifestyles, Jaka’s work seeks intimate moments within the unfamiliar.
Before moving to New York, Jaka worked for several major Slovenian publications as well as international news agencies like Reuters and the Associated Press. For over three years, beginning in 2004, he travelled the world as the personal photographer to the President of Slovenia.
Since relocating to the United States, Jaka has worked with a variety of documentary, fashion and lifestyle clients. He shot two award-winning, feature-length documentaries: Defining Hope, which examines end of life treatment in America, and The American Nurse, which showcases the lives and incredible stories of nurses across the country. Both films have been shown in theaters throughout the US.
Based in Brooklyn, NY
2016 - CELEBRATE EVERYTHING / Hardcover / HarperCollins Publishers / NYC
2015 - THE URBAN YOGA / Hardcover / Anja Humljan / SLO
2014 - THE WINDOWS OF BUCK HOUSE / Hardcover / Acanthus Press, NYC
2012 - THE AMERICAN NURSE / Hardcover / Welcome Books / NYC
2010 - RAMA / Rama, E.U.
2006 - LEK / Hardcover / Novartis, Slovenia
2004 - LAHKO JEM / Hardcover / Ministry of Health, Slovenia
2017 - NSK STATE ART: NY The Impossible Return / The James Gallery / New York - Collaboration with Istvan Ist Huzjan
2015 - THE CLASSICAL ELEMENT / KINFOLK GALLERY / New York
2015 - SLOVENIA PRESS PHOTO / GALERIJA FOTOGRAFIJA / Slovenia
2015 - URBAN YOGA / GALERIJA FOTOGRAFIJA / Slovenia
2013 - AMF / INDUSTRY CITY / New York
2013 - PLAY / FENCE / New York
2012 - RIVER / Beijing Expo / Beijing
2011 - RIVER / Washington D.C.
2009 - EXPOSED DOLLS / Month of Design / Ljubljana
2007 - IDRIA LACE / European Parliament / Brussels
2007 - IDRIA LACE / Gallery Kresija / Ljubljana
2006 - SHOES IN THE CITY / Gallery Kresija / Ljubljana
2005 - 4 AFTER 4 / Gallery Kiberpipa / Ljubljana
2004 - Floating exhibition RIVER / Ljubljana
RECENT AND PAST CLIENTS:
MARTHA STEWART MAGAZINES
ADLER BRANDING AND MARKETING
SPRING DESIGN PARTNERS INC.
DARCY MILLER DESIGNS
MERCEDES BENZ MAGAZINE
SANDOZ - NOVARTIS
CAROLYN JONES PRODUCTION
3RD FRAME STUDIOS
POARCH CREEK INDIANS
LIG GLOBAL FOUNDATION
100 PEOPLE FOUNDATION
GITXAALA ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING