His grandfather was a photographer. His father is a photographer. And it would be simple to say that it was only a matter of time before he picked up the camera himself, but Ja Tecson is not a photographer because he was next in line to do so. He’s a photographer because he loves his life, everything and everyone in it, and can’t resist documenting every moment. As a native Los Angeleno, Ja is woven into the fabric of a multi-cultural, fashion-freestyle community of people who take pride in the trends they create, the new foods they prepare, and the art that surrounds them from every corner of the city. For any artist, the opportunity to be part of such an environment is a gift, a philosophy that is not lost on Ja, who finds himself inspired by the kaleidoscope of people he encounters each day. From New York to the Hawaiian Islands, the Bahamas to Japan, Ja has been fortunate to share in the stories of those who live beyond his L.A. home. His desire to experience or merely witness cultures other than those that are familiar are further fulfilled by his love for travel. Ja has been a photographer for the last 14 years, and the source of his success is his willingness to not only make room for change, but to welcome it – to learn more, to grow more and to stay inspired. He has been been able to work with some of his favorite brands including Staple Pigeon, Adidas, Nike, Stussy, Creator Class, Big Bad Wolf and many more.