Webinar with Jason Lindsey
The Importance of Personal Work in Challenging Times
April 16, 2020
ASMP Chicago/Midwest and ASMP National present a webinar with acclaimed Photographer and Director Jason Lindsey! Bearing in mind that many photographic professionals may be using this time of isolation to develop personal projects, Lindsey discusses the integral role that personal work plays in keeping him inspired even through hardship. The webinar will end with a short audience Q&A. The event is free and open to all!
Jason Lindsey grew up surrounded by people best described as “salt of the earth.” As a kid in that kind of environment, he learned quickly to be creative and resourceful. Simply put, he does whatever it takes to get the shot because he does not know another way. Authenticity is part of who he is at the core.
There’s nothing Lindsey enjoys more than watching his son grow, through innocent eyes, interacting with his world with genuine curiosity and wit. It is a continuous inspiration to find a unique perspective and know that there is always another way. Curiosity drives Lindsey’s life.
Whether talking about nature or people, a person must leave their comfort zone and imagine through the eyes of another. Empathy is one of the greatest gifts that humans can give to each other — to slow down and step into another’s shoes, to feel what they feel. It is not always comfortable, but it is because of that discomfort, being shaken out of familiar narratives, that catalyzes growth.
Lindsey began his career as a photojournalist, and then as an agency Art Director. After five years, he followed his passion to be a Photographer and Director. He considers himself a storyteller and uses his experience to create honest stories documenting real moments and true emotions. He loves shooting in water up to his neck, swimming with sharks, and laying in the mud but also cleans up pretty nice when I’m shooting in homes and offices. He has worked on assignments all over the world for clients including Leo Burnett, Subaru, Adidas, Belize Tourism, and Wyoming tourism. He has been selected by Archive Magazine as one of the 200 Best Ad Photographers worldwide for 2018/2019 and 2020/2021. He was also selected for Communication Arts Advertising Annual 2019.