Strategic Photography • Fine Art Prints • Video + Time-Lapse • Visual Anthropology

I’m an award-winning portrait, advertising and event photographer, based in Paris and New York. When I’m not documenting the ritual and tradition of Carnival, I work with businesses, organizations and individuals to create strategic images for their identity and communications campaigns. No matter the client or place, I often photograph the “Why” not just the “What.” More on that here. I also publish photography books, and offer limited edition prints to collectors from my series. Please enjoy the site, I’m looking forward to working with you! 

~ Jason Gardner

Featured Project: We the Spirits photography book

For over 15 years, throughout 15 countries, I have visually documented the ritual and festival of Carnival, focusing on traditional, folkloric, and community celebrations, ones with few outside visitors. The result is We the Spirits, portraits of traditional Carnival masquerades from 15 countries.

We the Spirits

232pp, 127 color images.
Hardback with cloth cover, 220 x 265 mm portrait.
Publication December 2023 (Europe), February 2024 (U.S.) by GOST Books (UK).
Essay by Giovanni Kezich, Field Notes and all other text by Jason Gardner.

Carnival Portraits

Armchair Traveler



At Work


Motion / Timelapse

Editorial / Lifestyle