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Inspiration vs. Influence | Talk with Jason Roman

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Featuring: Jason Roman

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Friday, September 13 | 5:00PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Leica Pavilion


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!


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.