About Me - jasonrodman

If you’re just here for the business part: Please use the "Contact Me" form with any inquiries about booking a session, purchasing prints, or licensing. 

Licensing:   The majority of work here is for sale and available in limited edition prints. Additionally, I’m happy to work with you on licensing if there is a particular image you are interested in for print, website media, or commercial use. 

Client work:   Pricing is on a project-by-project basis. I would love the opportunity to work with you on your event, engagement, or special occasion session. 

If you’re here to learn a bit about me:

Based in San Francisco, and proud Kentuckian since birth. Life brought me to San Francisco quite a few years ago, and I immediately wondered why it took so long to get here. I'm incredibly fortunate to call this city home... it has taught me a lifetime of lessons about the technique and spontaneity of photography, individuality, and perspective. 

My approach towards photography:

I am heavily influenced by David duChemin's use of dramatic color and light, the philosophy and fragility of Henri Cartier-Bresson's decisive moment, and the intensity of Steve McCurry's human condition. Along the way, I've developed a style that fits with how I see the world: vibrant, idiosyncratic, and filled with powerfully fleeting moments. 

And if you really want to know how I learned to love being a photographer...?

Growing up, I'm not sure I really cared what may or may not be on the side of the road. Road trips were just hours lost in the car, dedicated to listening to favorite cassette tapes of bluegrass and John Denver, sometimes sleeping through the boredom, or playing with whatever might be in the car at that time. The highways of Kentucky didn't offer much to keep the interest of a young kid. As a playful reminder of all the great stuff to see, my Dad would joke with my brother and I that we just passed a "purple cow", and that if we had been paying attention we might have seen it. I might have only been eight or nine at the time when he first started doing it, but it has stuck with me through all of these years. Whether in an airplane, train, car, bus, etc... I'm always watching... His passion for travel and ability to see the unseen was contagious, and was one of many early life lessons for which I am eternally grateful.

I told that story to tell you why this next photo is so important, and one of my personal favorites from my first trip to India:

I shot this photo from a window seat on a bus, while we had briefly slowed down to pay a toll on the road from Delhi to Agra. No forethought, no planning, no staging. If I look away 5 seconds earlier, I miss this. This amazing image of a long, dirt path, flanked with bright fog and the silhouette of a lonely soul in the distance, which is often the scene outside of the urban chaos that is Delhi. Was it luck? Probably... but I still had to be watching. Eyes open. I never thought that watching for the purple cow would become such an integral part of my life, and I have to believe that it's helped me become a better photographer.

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