Monday, December 29, 2014

DAUGHTERS of THE SUN - Solstice Procession - Venice Beach, CA

I was so excited to be a part of this sacred ceremony! 
DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN - Winter Solstice processional gathering in Venice Beach, CA 
*Walk of Life* is a vision to create a movement! Inspired by the ancient times of the matriarchy where people sang, drummed, and paraded in celebration throughout their villages, for days and sometimes even weeks on end...Solstice in celebration, ~sing and walk~ in peace, in beauty, to celebrate life, the earth and each other.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Alumni Feature at Rochester Institute of Technology!

Huge thanks to Rochester Institute of Technology for their Alumni feature and interview! I am grateful and happy to represent RIT as a successful alumni.

Solstice Wars for BELLO Magazine

Solstice Wars
Photography by Jana Cruder for Bello Magazine
Art Direction by Matthew Minidis
Styling: Kimmy Erin Kertes
Models: Brittany Avina (Light) & Lauren Trotter (Dark) TWO MGMT LA
Hair: Giovanna Avila
Makeup: Debra Mackie & Sabrina Rana Burns

Monday, November 10, 2014

IT Was A RIOT !!!!! Shooting Pussy Riot for RYOT.ORG

MASHA of PUSSY RIOT by Jana Cruder
 It was a pure thrill to meet and photograph MASHA and NADYA of PUSSY RIOT - Russia's Punk Activist and Artist group.  What these ladies are fighting for truly makes me believe that we can change the world! It was a quick shoot but powerful and compelling.  Images appeared on I'm looking forward to seeing them at the RISE UP festival in Washington DC, in December accompanying the motion piece. 
RYOT x Pussy Riot Video in link below!
NADYA of PUSSY RIOT by Jana Cruder

Nadya and Masha of PUSSY RIOT by Jana Cruder

Friday, October 24, 2014


Photography by JANA CRUDER
Fashion Styling by: JILL MCDONALD
Hair & Makeup by: GIOVANNA AVAILA

For Spirit & Flesh Magazine

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Photography- Jana Cruder

Hair- Sabrina Sanchez

Makeup- Agnieszka Jakubowski 

Wardrobe Styling- Matthew Hensley

Model- Alicia Henry

Retouching- Haoyuan Ren

Thursday, October 09, 2014

CAMP GROUNDED - DIGITAL DETOX - The weekend that truly made me feel alive

You can call me  ~ 7 ~
mementos from camp
What I learned at camp, I spent a weekend in the Redwoods being of service.  There to understand how and if both of my passion sides can integrate and if those around me would see me for who I really am and more then a photographer or girl with camera.  By myself at first and leaving with many new friends.   I found the piece of paper I was keeping notes on while I was there over the long weekend in July.  This weekend of being seen and of service truly changed my life. 

... incase you can't read it 
... moved to tears with joy over teaching and learning ~ Solar B. 
... taught yoga ( assisted rather ) 
... tried acro yoga for the first time ( and loved it ) 
... eyegazed with a stranger and cried
... given permission to persue my energy work and get a certificate in Reiki, by a Monk
... participated in a sweat lodge and then hugged my new family nude
.. bathed in the river at sunrise 
... danced for hours 
... howled at the moon 
... witnessed 200 + new friends burn their fears
... shared a dinner in silence 
... had a secret admirer ( or 2 ) 
... streaked with 20 others at the disco 
... offered my gifts of medicine and imaging 

This truly changed me forever here is a video message and slideshow.