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 fashion bloggers, including other creative communities. It also extends social awareness among fashion insiders and emerging artists/designers 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, and YOU Magazine, to name a few. Many of my photos have also been published worldwide.