Bed-Stuy Twenty Five – Portrait Series

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“Bed-Stuy Twenty Five” — (Preview)

I recently moved to Bed-Stuy and wanted to photograph and share some of the people I have met in the neighborhood to show the inclusion and diversity here “by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

As neighborhoods change, often the history and the people who made it special are overshadowed by whatever the current buzzword is for the next neighborhood people want to move to.  Something that is a part of NYC culture it seems.

I’ve lived in many different states, cities and even different parts of NY and for me, Bed-Stuy has been the most magnetic, friendly and real.  Sure it has its challenges. There is no perfect neighborhood, apartment, job, etc. but it has an honesty and a genuine nature that so many other parts of NYC simulate.

Project includes: shop owners, postal workers, people I met off the train, in the park and playing chess and just walking around in the neighborhood.

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New Work — Fitness book: GET STRONG for Women

GET STRONG - for Women, DK BOOKS - Photography by Jason Riker

Really excited for this project to finally get out.  This past spring I worked with the exceptional team at DK books and the Author Alex Silver-Fagan @alexsilverfagan (Twitter) and @alexsilverfagan (Instagram) shooting all over Brooklyn.  It will be out December 12th.

“GET STRONG” is a streamlined exercise program uniting diet advice and step-by-step exercises for women who want to train hard and lift heavy to look and feel strong.”
— Alex Silver-Fagan

Pre-order link: http://amzn.to/2xZ6OX0

5 Moments with Rachel Kent

 

“5 Moments” (series) with Rachel Kent — Comedian and Actor
http://www.rachelkent.net

Instagram @rachelkentnyc

Happy Caturday with Madeline Wise

Madeline Wise - CATURDAY, Photo Jason Riker

Madeline Wise
→ http://www.madelinewise.com

Real Beauty – Gretchen

Preview of story - "Real Beauty", Photo - Jason Riker

Preview of a new project.
Hair and Makeup: Sokphalla Ban