Jason Riker Gets Up Close and Personal with Portraits of New Yorkers

November 24, 2014



Actor Sylvie Preston at home in New York City.

Portrait, editorial and advertising photographer Jason Riker has been producing an ongoing portrait series of New Yorkers in their home environments. Recently, Riker photographed Sylvie Preston, an actor from New York, who collaborated with Riker on the concept of portraying people in their personal space, just being themselves. Continuing the project with a mix of participants from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles, the New York-based photographer seeks to convey the individual’s sense of self, naturally and unprompted. This is the kind of project Riker loves to shoot as it involves collaboration paying attention and finding the moment. See more on Jason Riker’s personal portrait series here. See more of his commissioned work and his blog at