My name is Jason Jean and I’m a former tax professional turned freelance photographer. After several years in the public accounting industry while diagnosed with juvenile glaucoma and becoming partially blind, I decided to re-explore my creative side that was suppressed since childhood. I started shooting mid-2008 and fell in love with capturing style/fashion/beauty portraiture while connecting with various inspirational people throughout the world.
Citizen Couture was a project established shortly after New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2009 and soon developed into a website focused on exploring and capturing fashion and beauty inspirations while globally reaching out to other creative communities. It also extends social awareness among fashion insiders, artists, designers, and travel/shopping destinations – utilizing the web to create better communication for people who are passionate about art and fashion.
I currently reside in New York City where I divide my time with Citizen Couture and other works. I cannot express how thankful I am for all the people I’ve met and friends/family who have cultivated my journey. To this day, I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Harper’s Bazaar U.S., Allure Magazine, Net-A-Porter, Grazia Italia, GREY Magazine, Zara, and YOU Magazine, to name a few. Many of my photos have also been published worldwide.