Jason Wilde

JWFPS 02 Magazine Published


Published by Butchers Hook Books, London, 2018.

Jason Wilde’s Free Portrait Studio started life in 2009 under a railway bridge in Chalk Farm, London. Since then, 51 makeshift portrait studios were set-up inside a variety of venues in and around the London Borough of Camden. Visitors to those venues were then invited to have their portrait taken in return for a free A4 black and white portrait.

2224 people accepted that invitation, helping me create a unique and important visual archive and a worthy addition to our collective visual and social history.

Equal parts English history, cultural anthropology and human narrative, the photographs eschew the overtly conceptual motifs of much contemporary portraiture in favour of the descriptive powers of the medium. This on-going body of work aims to reflect the complex nature of contemporary English society through multiple individual portraits.

The series of JWFPS magazine sets out to explore the untold editing opportunities that a portrait  archive of this size and scope offers.

Available from the Butchers Hook Books.

44 pages 

170 gsm 

20 colour illustrations 

220 x 280 x 8 mm 


1. Edition 04/2017

Sample Answer

IHT Records commissioned me to make a portrait of their artist - Sample Answer

In the last two years, Sample Answer’s music and work on the live circuit has been turning heads. His debut EP Good Boy EP was released in July 2015, with the title track reaching over 500,000 streams online, and to extensive support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and XFM’s John Kennedy. 

Daniel Jeanrenaud - Rock n Roll Tzar

IHT Records commissioned me to make a portrait of their artist - Daniel Jeanrenaud.

Daniel Jeanrenaud is a rock & roll legend.

Either solo, or with his killer 3-piece band The Camden Cats, this is the man who will get your party started. With a sound and spirit straight of the old-school juke joints where rock & roll was born,  Daniel Jeanrenaud is one of last real carriers of that authentic, explosive sound and attitude.

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