I'm Jason. Most of my friends call me Jay. These are my photographs. There are more of them, less organized at www.leisurecult.com.
I picked up a camera some years ago at the encouragement of my friend Pete. I quickly fell in love with the notion of capturing and preserving a fleeting unrepeatable moment from a unique perspective.
I have been influenced and informed by the work of William Klein, Bruce Davidson, Martha Cooper, Mark Cohen and many more, and have been so fortunate for the generous personal mentorship of one of my very favorites, Jamel Shabazz.
My current work is shifting from the portraiture and street scenes posted here to more expansive and cohesive projects. I am now completing a book shot in Lisbon, Portugal called Your Hang Ups Follow You Like Shadows. It’s a collection of images based on solitude and inner monologues amidst a vibrant outer world.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you.