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Inspiration vs. Influence | Talk with Jason Roman

Jason Roman (stockezy)

Jason Roman (stockezy)

Discover how to effectively use YouTube to grow your personal brand and to connect with your audience. Explore the benefits of building a strong visual identity and how to use YouTube to empower creativity.

Presenters: Jason Roman (stockezy)

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

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  • Leica Camera

Explore how seeking and shedding online information can either help or hinder our creative process with social media guru and photographer Jason Roman (stockezy). When Roman first started out, most of his photography education came from YouTube. Now, he has a YouTube channel of his own to challenge the idea that there is a right way to do things in the photography world and to help empower people to not fixate too much on influence. Instead, get inspired to go out and shoot!

Presenter Bios

  • Jason Roman (stockezy)

    Jason Roman (stockezy)

    Jason Roman (stockezy), is a portrait and street photographer born and raised in New York. His photography documents and explores ordinary moments we are accustomed to overlooking, reframing the mundane into a moment of note. Picking up his first camera just 4 years ago, he discovered that in time the camera will reveal what the photographer finds beautiful – the intricacies of light, the grace and intrigue of a simple gesture, the heart of what lies before him. As a self-taught photographer, he has a special appreciation for how accessible photography can and should be to anyone and has a YouTube series where he discusses his photographic journey.

    Roman’s clients include The New Yorker, Google, Leica, and Genius, among others.

    In true New York fashion, he doesn’t have a driver’s license but it’s okay because regardless he prefers to walk these streets with his camera, paying attention.


  • Leica Camera

    Leica Camera

    Ignite your passion for photography with Leica Camera at Photoville

    Discover the allure of Leica photography at Photoville through curated photowalks complemented by a Leica on Loan program. From action photography to environmental portraiture, you’ll experience Leica photography and guidance by acclaimed Leica photographers. 

    Leica Camera is founded on a tradition of optical excellence and a conscious focus on the essentials of exquisite image making. For over a century, the brand has motivated visual storytelling through the quintessential union of craftsmanship, design and experience, providing essential tools that influence the art, culture and creation of photography. Photoville attendees can see this firsthand at the Leica Pavilion, which will showcase a one-of-a-kind photographic experience through a variety of interactive Leica activities designed to ignite your passion for photography.

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