Ian Jukes in Tainan

About Me

Hello and welcome! I’m Ian Jukes, the man behind Elemental Core Photography. I’m a seasoned English street photographer currently residing in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. My journey with the camera started years ago in the heart of the Black Country, in Great Bridge, Tipton. What began as an interest transformed into a deep passion and a career that took me to the vibrant and bustling streets of Taiwan.

My love for photography is complemented by my formal education in Visual Communication – Photography and an extensive 25-year experience in offset printing. I also had the opportunity to work for HP in the large format printing division, honing my skills in color management.

Influenced by the legends of photography like Steve McCurry, Bill Brandt, Martin Parr, and Phil Penman, I strive to capture the ordinary and transform it into extraordinary visual tales. The bustling streets of Taiwan, its people, and the unique blend of tradition and modernity offer endless inspiration for my work.

Beyond just capturing moments, I believe in the importance of enhancing these images to their fullest potential. This is where my expertise in post-processing tools, including Adobe, Luminar, DXO, Capture One, and Topaz Labs, comes into play.

My experience also extends to building WordPress websites, integrating my photography and web design skills to provide an end-to-end solution for clients. From capturing stunning street photographs to exhibiting them on a beautifully crafted website, I offer a holistic service.

But what truly sets me apart is my desire to share my knowledge and experience with others. I teach street photography and post-processing techniques, hoping to inspire and equip future photographers with the skills they need.

Whether you’re looking to purchase prints, hire a photographer, join a photography workshop, or need assistance in website development, Elemental Core Photography is your one-stop solution.

Interested in working together or learning more? I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a line, and let’s connect.