Visual Q&A: Jason Peterson

Visual Q&A: Jason Peterson

Solid blacks, bright whites and every shade of grey in between: Chicago-based photographer Jason Peterson is a monochromatic master of street photography. Exploring the alleys and streets predominantly of Chicago and New York with his camera or smartphone - always with his headphones on since music is a huge inspiration for him - Jason creates powerful compositions bursting with contrast. He sees his images as a study of massive urban scales vs the human condition.

We asked Jason some questions, questions Jason could only answer with his images…

Who are you?

Why photography?


What is your trademark photographic style?


What truly inspires you?

Where do you go when you close your eyes?


Where is home for you?


How would you describe your lifestyle?


What makes a great shot?


How do you view the world?


What is an important lesson you have learned?

Interested in seeing more? Find more of Jason´s work on Tumblr or follow him into the dark on Instagram.