Hey Jason, hope you're good! Please introduce
Hi, I'm Jason, I'm 33 years of age, living in Wiesbaden Germany,
working as a Freelance Photographer. Most of my work focuses on people, fashion
and lifestyle photography. I also have a passion for street photography.
What does a typical day in the life of Jason Sellers look
Well if I am not traveling or riding my bike, then I am at my office working.
I share a nice workspace with 4 good friends. Each individual works in a
different creative field on a freelance base, creating a versatile and energetic
working atmosphere. I mean these guys are in my eyes masters at their craft,
which is extremely inspiring and motivating to me. It's a fun place to be
and work, so you'll most likely find me there all day.
You publish your photographs under the name FWDBOUND. What is it
Forward Bound is a website I created to display a majority of my
Lifestyle-driven work, the stuff I identify most with. Mainly focusing on
urban-culture movements like the skateboarding and Fixed Gear culture. Looking
at how the protagonists of these scenes express themselves, on the one hand
through their sports, on the other hand through their way of living and
Lifestyle. It is a mixture of commercial and private work.
A couple of months ago you were on 3 week bike trip across the US. Can
you tell us about it?
Yeah it was a Roadtrip completely dedicated to Fixed Gear Freestyle. 7 Top
riders from around the world got together in New York City and set out on a 2
week journey to San Francisco in a big RV. On our way we passed through cities
like, Philli, Cleveland, Chicago and many others. The main aim was to ride a lot
of good spots and to get a lot of footage. To top it off, at the end of the trip
all riders attended the annual RedBull Ride+Style Event in SF. This event is a
big deal and made the whole scene come together to ride and have a good time.
The trip was extremely adventures and fun which can be seen in my photos on
www.fwdbound.com coming soon. Until then check out the teaser to the
What's the best part about being a photographer to
Well I feel really lucky and blessed making money with what I love doing.
Getting the chance to travel and to meet new, interesting people is also great.
But ultimately the best part is to capture a moment and to maybe even
immortalize something or someone.
What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have
I really need a carry-strap for one of my cameras. Need that before
What has been the initial moment to work as a photographer for a
The Company I was working for, doing magazine layout work, was sold to another
Company in a different City. At the same time I was offered to become a part of
a rad workspace by some friends. For me that was the jackpot, it was big enough
for a small studio, and the vibe was just insanely inspirational, being a
collective of 5 creative people. I was very active in photography, getting more
and more commissioned Jobs, alongside my normal job. Finally the day came where
I made the choice to not go with the newly sold company, but to start my own
little Photography business. That was almost 2 years ago now, up until now I am
glad I made that choice.
I know you are a lot into HipHop, we convo about it all the time. What
sounds got you excited in 2013?
Well my favorite artists coming up in '13 would have to be from TDE.
Really digging that new sound and the diversity of styles within Black Hippi. I
have been really enjoying PRO ERA for a while now too. I love their vibe,
creativity, lyrical game and that 90's touch. Young, hungry, talented
You already self-published two wonderful books about your street
photography. Are you working on any future projects at the
There will be a limited Edition run of Books of the US trip I was talking
about earlier. Other than that I am planing a longterm project with one of my
close friends and business partners. Call it a joint venture. More Infos coming
soon at "Good Design lasts Forever". www.gdlf-studio.com.
If you could be an animal, what would you like to be?
Definetly a bird. Soaring. "Droppin shit like a pigeon"