Jason Garcia - Creative Director in Tokyo

Jason Garcia

I'm a creative director in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English

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About me

I've led a few different lives—creative director for NYC's Economic Development Corporation, signed musician, published photographer — and I'm happy to now live in Tokyo.

Let's have a coffee or a drink. Drop me a line!

My Creations

  1. The darkroom was a special place where I could learn the finer points of crafting a better image. I’d dodge this and burn that, all in the name of creating a cool print to hang on my wall. Many years later, I’ve shifted. My laptop is now my darkroom, and... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  2. Tell it like it is ,was, or will be.

    I recently read an article indicating that one shouldn’t worry about “telling a story” when taking photos. I find it hard not to do so. My whole world behind the lens ...

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  3. The power of the filter compels you. -Buddha-

    Pretty pictures are a thing. I'm not into editing images too drastically, mostly because I feel that filters are trends that change with the direction of the wind. I a...

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  4. I was thinking about all the construction that's around me every day. Yeah, one can hear about why building go up or get torn down, but to me, it's just change. I walked by this construction site the other day. I was out to document it all a bit more.

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  5. I enjoy the darkroom, but...

    I enjoy the darkroom, but I won't be burning and dodging photos anytime soon. As you can see by the edits from Dennis Stock’s portraits of James Dean and Audrey Hepbur...

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  6. But that's not real!

    8 August 2018
    But that's not real!

    As Gregory Crewdson says in one of his documentaries 🔗👇, "It's really about creating a world that feels both real and imaginative." To me, that's what's going on in my...

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  7. 📷

    6 September 2018

    Sometimes the difference between a simple snapshot and a well-thought-out photo is just a matter of taking a few extra seconds to play with possibilities. This could m...

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  8. Show the world what you're capable of.

    Recently, I was out & about with a friend who mentioned that "having an Instagram account that shows one style of photography is probably the way to go." For some phot...

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  9. Capture some night shots. 📷 👍

    Join me for an excursion around Ebisu, this Thursday at 6:30. We'll meet at the Ebisu Statue and cruise the streets and alleys to find compelling shadows, angles, cont...

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  10. three photos - horrible lighting - superb texture

    My favorite time to shoot in Tokyo is at night. I gravitate towards the back streets and alleys, but often times the lighting in those areas is not optimal. I’m a huge...

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  11. Photo chats in the shadows

    26 November 2019
    Photo chats in the shadows

    Today I was fortunate enough to have a photowalk with an amazing creative gal, Neža Bricelj. With our cameras, we encountered dynamic contrasts and wonderful lines in ...

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  12. Mountain Rain

    17 July 2020

    I left the city for a couple days. The rain was intense and I needed to capture those memories in more ways than one. I had a good time creating this video, the photos in it, and the music. Sit back, relax, put in your headphones and enjoy.

  13. I had a good time capturing video and stills with it in Tokyo the other day with my Panasonic 10–25mm f1.7 lens. Check it out! AND THE MUSIC? YESSSSSS! 🔥

  14. Tokyo Grit and Grain

    6 December 2020
    Tokyo Grit and Grain

    A while ago, when it was really hot out, I decided to rest in a phone booth and drink my Pocari Sweat. A lady came up to me and asked me what I was doing. I told her. ...

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  15. Kodak 400TX film has some tasty qualities and it was fun cruising around a number of neighborhoods in Tokyo shooting this stock. Shall we meet up and capture some frames together?

  16. Lady Grey 📸

    27 January 2021
    Lady Grey 📸

    Lomography Lady Grey film at just the right time. I've never shot this film stock before, mostly because of the branding (it looks a bit too whimsical for my taste), b...

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  17. As a followup from my last post, I'd like to show you 36 frames of Lomography Lady Grey on the Tokyo streets.

    Lady Grey is a low contrast, medium grain film that was fun to shoot, mostly because I didn’t know how it was going to turn out. I often... continue reading (1, 0 images)

  18. Images from my local shrine.

  19. Aoyama Cemetery has so much history, and I knew I wanted to photograph it sooner than later. Many great notables are laid to rest here and every time I visit, I learn something new about them. I definitely show respect while on the cemetery grounds, making sure not to walk... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  20. I started this project a couple years ago when the world was upside down with COVID emotions. I really wanted to do something impactful where people could be creative ...

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  21. 📷 Psyched for Simulations 🎞

    There's a lot of talk about "film simulations" and "film recipes" lately, mostly because Fujifilm is making great cameras with built-in features that create images tha...

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