Jason Michael Sinn is a portrait, commercial, editorial, music, ballet, and cultural photographer based in San Francisco, California. After serving as a camera-wielding Field Observer in the U.S. Coast Guard - tasked with capturing the rehabilitation of the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - Jason returned home with a new found love and appreciation for photography. What originally began as a curious hobby quickly blossomed into an artistic obsession, with genres like cinematography, painting, acting, and dance nfluencing his creative vision and style.
Since the debut of his craft, Jason has had the opportunity to photograph several distinguished artists, including: So You Think You Can Dance winner and celebrity 'Lil Kida, musician Nicholas David (NBC's The Voice), singer Butterscotch (America's Got Talent), and world touring fingerstyle guitarists Antione Dufour and Adrian Bellue. He has also brought to life many exciting commercial projects for national radio stations K-Love and Air 1, and international music brand Tama Drums. His work has been shown in print, ranging from national publications like Photographer's Forum to his home state's publications Comstock's Magazine and Sacramento Magazine. Jason has also been featured by the popular lighting company Profoto, who printed his photo "The Clay Man" for their Fall 2016 EDU national poster campaign.
When Jason is not on assignment he volunteers much of his personal time to assisting local non-profit organizations, including Native American college D-Q University, the Latino Center of Art and Culture, the Sacramento SPCA and The Capitol Dance Project.
Many people express that it is Jason's sense for visual grandness that separates him from the crowd, but ultimately it is his patience, creative intuition, and desire to connect with whoever is in front of his camera that makes his work - commercial, personal and editorial alike - flourish.
I discovered Jason via the internet and found his work interesting, creative and moving. Having experience working with musicians was a PLUS! After one conversation, I felt confident Jason would do a good job in which he definitely did. Jason was the most cooperative and the consummate professional.