jaworskijason #LA! If you're free tomorrow come celebrate King @hamburger_eyes 15 years of publishing at the new @slow_culture spot in Chinatown!! So honored to be part of it all with 7 of my own photos amongst the 500 from 50 other photographers including buddies @luuuluuuu @jasonsimonrobertsdobrin @dennis_mcgrath and a ton more! I fucking love you @rays_electronics you're the best, the king of everything! Show opens tomorrow, Feb.5th from 7-10pm, 943 N Hill Street, hope to see you there! 🖖🏽👁👁🖖🏽 #hamburgereyes #slowculture 1d

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jaworskijason It was the second day I saw him. He must have followed me for hours while I walked and wandered around a shanty home underneath a bridge by the #TonleSap River in #PhnomPenh. No matter where I went it seemed that he was always behind me, never saying a word, smiling whenever I took out my camera. As the afternoon started to give way to evening, I got ready to leave; it was only a day ago that a man attempted suicide from the top of the bridge. I can still remember running after him, unable to speak Khmer but waving my arms for him not to do it, cars driving by like it was a normal occurrence, their passengers more curious about the tall foreigner than the man about to jump. Thankfully, that never happened. He got off the ledge, making eye contact for a brief blip before walking away. It was an expression that I'll never forget and one I was surprised to see now on the little boy's face in front of me as I was leaving. His eyes opened up in a way that showed a combination of sadness and wherewithal that I'd never seen until that day before from the jumper: an unrelenting recognition and wisdom of one's own situation. I didn't know how to react and simply smiled. He picked up a tire that was on the floor and wheeled it toward me. I wheeled it back and he changed his gaze, laughing at the tire, letting it fall into the earth- a plume of dust kicked up in its wake while I walked away waving. Hours later, in a hotel room writing down new thoughts on old pieces of paper, being confronted with the conundrum of how best to give someone something intangible but entirely necessary: love # #35mm #ContaxG2 #trix400 3d

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jaworskijason Stepped outside for the first time in a few days today, been editing and working nonstop on one of the largest books I've ever made #TwoWintersLong, seems like I've been seeing this movie in my head for awhile now, combining over a hundred photographs like the one above along with drawings and thoughts from the past season, it's all coming together in time for the @printedmatterinc #LAArtBookFair at @mocalosangeles where I'll be exhibiting @sskpress with lots of exciting new goodies and #ValentinesDay treats, can't wait to share everything with you! #LAABF # #NY #35mm #ContaxT3 #trix400 5d

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jaworskijason Thanks so much to everyone that came out last night, I can't believe it, the line was fucking crazy!! A big thank you to the sweet people at @slow_culture & @sundaylosangeles and everyone that bought prints 🏽🏽 If you weren't able to make it inside before the police and their helicopter (?!) tried to shut things down, the show is up till Jan.31st! Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm & Sunday 12-4pm 3w

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jaworskijason #LA buddies! If any of you are free today I’m gonna be in this group show at @slow_culture tonight, 7-10pm! I’ll be donating my entire portion of the proceeds to charity and the gallery is donating too, all for a good cause ‘cause why not! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much to Adi at @sundaylosangeles for everything!! 3w

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jaworskijason So excited to announce that I shot the cover of @vice last month where they did a special feature on my photobook #Labyrinth! There's so many people to thank but I want to give a special to my lover @davidchoe, foreign DP boyfriend @luuuluuuu, model mami @quangou, my Filipino family @pacoraterta Czar @madelinesdog, the Midgetz gang, everyone in the slums & a super special thanks to the amazing and always awesome @elizabethrenstrom for everything If anyone wants a print of this I made an edition of 5 that I'm showing in a group show this Friday at #SlowCulture with a bunch of other rad people put together by the good folks at @sundaylosangeles @slow_culture & @unif, I'm donating everything I make to charity and the gallery is donating some too, all for a good cause 'cause why not, hope to see you there! 3w

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jaworskijason Almost two weeks now into the new year and there’s still shrapnel from the past one so enmeshed within my person that it’s just as hard to forget about some things as it is to remember others: seeing the strongest person you know break down in a hospital hallway, holding a hand smaller than your finger, hiking through Griffith Park to see where a friend is resting, and barely being strong enough to say goodbye for each of those occasions. Staring outside my window now, just past 6am, I think of all the other people who have or will gaze at this same sunrise: 15hrs ago a rooftop in Phnom Penh, 2hrs from now an alcove in Oahu, 3hrs ago a window in New York, 17hrs ago a garden in Tokyo, and now, that same sunrise greets my very own window here in Los Angeles. And it might be due to a slightly sleepy delirium or the fact that shuffle has decided to play 3 George Michael songs in a row, but I feel such a strong urge to thank everyone in my life right now; this past year was one of the heaviest, hardest, most amazingly beautiful and rewarding years of my life, it's so rare to get a year like this and for everyone who helped me, everyone who said hello, to all the new friends and people in my life, all of those I've known for so long, and to everyone I have yet to meet- thank you. Happy New Year 3w

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jaworskijason For any friends in #NY that want an early Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa present for themselves or someone special, a few of my books, sculptures and prints will be available at @aperturenyc in Chelsea as part of their annual #HolidayBookBazaar, including my most recent photobook #ThinkingOfYou which was recently selected as one of the Top 10 books of the year at @photobookstore! All of this is a bit of a dream for me, I can remember long nights of no sleep, just walking till the sun came up when I still lived in NY, somehow wandering into #Aperture up the elevator and being blown away every time by their selection of books and exhibitions. If you can, please stop by to support this wonderful institution, and say hi to the amazing people at @bookdummypress where my books will be on display Aperture Gallery 547 W 27th St. Dec.12th, 1-7pm 2mon

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jaworskijason Maybe it's because I've been listening to #CyndiLauper's Time After Time on repeat, but I’ve been walking around through my head trying to recap the past few weeks and it seems almost impossible, so much luck and so much love, from the entirely harrowing, humbling and inspiring experience running around filming and shooting things in #SiemReap to #Kep to #PhnomPenh and everywhere in between. Like any good adventure, there were heavy moments: crying my eyes out in between temples at #AngkorWat after hearing about the death of my true love Rosie, staring out an airplane window winding through the sky, tracing the unseen shapes of clouds with my finger trying to talk to her, moving on to the happier moments teaching an impromptu art class at the #TinyToones NGO community center where orphans and street kids run wild, smashing things and each other into walls, doing headspins on gnarled concrete, painting bathrooms blue and legs red, the suicide jumper on the #TonleSap river that I inadvertently stopped from jumping, running toward him with my camera, high fiving and hugging street kids all around, coming across a body beaten to near death surrounded by people, walking further, submerged under the weight of an ancient waterfall, navigating flooded forests, fishing towns and jungles, running through a slum with hundreds of balloons and fireworks, riding scooters in the rain through a mountain in #Hawaii, screaming in tunnels while going 50mph no hands on the throttle with my feet dragging on the floor, sparks flying around and not a car in sight, 5am no sleep just dreaming, and the last night on #Oahu staring at the sky turn from a dark black to a crimson red on an anonymous morning while others were snoring, the ocean breathing outside the window while I thought of nothing and no one but you. And I miss you more than ever, however many years later since I first met you, still walking, still running and still doing whatever it is I can to get back to you although now you’re no longer here and all the words have disappeared besides the one I don’t want to use to describe you: gone. I love you Rosie, you were the best dog I ever met 🌗 2mon

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jaworskijason #NY Buddies!! So excited to announce that I'm going to be having some photos at the upcoming #WORKinPROGRESS show on Mysticism with a bunch of other rad people at @rootstudios curated by @elizabethrenstrom of @VICE!! All the magic happens this Thursday, Nov.19th @ 7pm - 131 N. 14th St between Wythe & Kent, one night only 3mon

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jaworskijason Hair today, gone tomorrow 3mon

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jaworskijason I can still remember landing in Frankfurt, scared and uncertain as to what it was I had done: flown across to the other side of the world in an attempt to reach #Paris. The almost 400 mile route I took, hitchhiking, running, walking; toes frostbitten in the snow. Living in the airport for however many weeks, Frank my angel rescuing me and driving me as far away as he could; finally arriving only to wander some more, living underneath Le Pont Mirabeau because I read an #Apollinaire poem about it, breaking into bakeries to steal breakfast while waiting for milk bottles across the street, impersonating waiters for a decent meal, writing for strangers, burning George’s hair at #ShakespeareBooks, meeting Nancy, loving her, leaving her, finding myself on the roofs of buildings while a dawn light lit up each chimney in silhouette, losing myself days later; and I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to write this as a prayer for Paris, but right now, even though all these memories happened so long ago they’re still so fresh, and all I can see when I read the news are those faces that were friends so long ago. So many of you I met on the street so I have no way of knowing whether you’re ok or not: Matthieu, Carol, Jean, Nancy, Frances, Xan, Brian, Jakob. 🏼 Now, hearing conversations and arguments on both sides as to what should happen next, it startles me to see that there are those who think there’s a people to blame rather than persons. When we lose our capacity to love it is only then that those that try to engender terror have in any way succeeded. The one true thing about any tragedy is that you’re not alone. You have a home in my thoughts, even if you’re a stranger: I’m here with you thinking of you. Paris, city of light- one that’ll never go out and only grow brighter with each breath. 🏼 3mon

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jaworskijason Back in L.A. 🌳 3mon

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jaworskijason When your mom sends you photos of your 4 year old self on #Halloween awhile back and you realize everything from your penmanship, fashion sense and physique has only gone downhill 3mon

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jaworskijason New acquisitions to the @sskpress #foundphoto archive 3mon

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jaworskijason Back in the Bay Area First stop to see the wonderful books & people at @tbwbooks, thanks for showing me around! 4mon

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jaworskijason Thanks so much to everyone who came out to my artist talk & book release party yesterday in the @bookdummypress gallery at @manacontemporary, so much fun!! The show is up till Nov.24th, the free #zines from the event are all gone, but there's still a few Thinking Of You #photobooks left, link in profile for more info 4mon

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jaworskijason Image of my new #photobook at the book release party for my solo show in the @bookdummypress gallery at @manacontemporary museum! My artist talk starts in 30min ️ I made a FREE #zine to celebrate to be given out after the talk, only 21 of them If you can't make the talk the whole event runs till 6pm with over 200 artist studios and institutions exhibiting today! FREE shuttle service to and from the event every half hour from @Milk Studios @ 450 W. 15th St., link in profile for more info 4mon

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jaworskijason Hope to see you today at my artist talk & book release party for my solo show in the @bookdummypress gallery at @manacontemporary museum! I made a FREE #zine to celebrate to be given out after my talk, only 21 of them Artist talk @ 3pm, the whole event is from 1-6pm FREE shuttle service to and from the event every half hour from @Milk Studios @ 450 W. 15th St., link in profile for more info 4mon

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jaworskijason Can't sleep, too excited!! Here's a sneak peak of my upcoming #artistbook to be released this Sunday Oct.18th at @bookdummypress in the @manacontemporary museum where I'll be giving an artist talk and tour of my solo show too! The book is designed like a deck of cards with an image on one side and a strip of text on the other, giving a new reading each time you shuffle!! FREE shuttle service to and from the event every half hour from @Milk Studios @ 450 W 15th St., link in profile for more info 4mon

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