Through the Lens is our new interview series highlighting the photographers from around the globe who are creating art that inspires us to see running differently.
This week's edition of Through the Lens is with Jason LeCras, the photographer behind our upcoming Spring Collection and some of your favorite brands and editorials from Quartersnacks to the New York Times.
Name: Jason LeCras
About Jason: I was born in NYC and raised primarily on Long Island, just over the Queens border. I spent most of my teenage years skateboarding which is how I inevitably picked up a camera and started photographing friends in the City. Professionally, I’ve been photographing for about 8 years. And I think my biggest accomplishment as a photographer was shooting for a Nike and Quartersnacks collaboration. Though I have to say I’ve been pretty fortunate overall.
- Favorite camera: Fuji X 100F
- Film or digital: I love them both
- Landscape or portrait: Portrait
- Color or b&w: I only shot b&w for the longest time, but I’m loving color these days
- Action or still: Definitely Action
- Favorite photographer right now: Caroline Tompkins
- Favorite photographer of all-time: Lee Friedlander
- Best photography advice: Just have fun with it
- Describe your photos in three words: timing, simplicity, lucky
Five favorite photos:
I shot this for the NY Times a few years ago when I was living in the Bay Area. I love this one for the humor but also that I was able to get the shot and it was in focus.
So this is my buddy Taylor of Buddies coffee in Williamsburg. I always loved this portrait because of Taylor’s little smile and the glint in his eye all while surrounded by steam. Also Taylor and his partner Rachael make amazing coffee.
Chef Molly Levine of Westerly Canteen- Upstate, NY. One of the warmest humans, and most amazing chefs.
This is Antonia Durao. He is truly the most gifted skater I’ve ever seen. But I love this photo for how simple it is. Just a little ollie up a curb even though he can do every trick known to humankind.
A snowy view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Manhattan Bridge, because what a city.