Aaron Jean

About Me

“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. 

We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.” 

― John Berger


Aaron Jean is an American portrait, headshot and editorial photographer, based in Madrid, Spain — traveling frequently throughout Europe. He enjoys collaborating with you where you are, or where you want to be!

Aaron's passion for photography has led him to deeply explore black and white portraiture in his home studio.  

He is an avid travel and street photographer who now sells a limited number of travel and street images from his adventures on the streets of Madrid or whichever city his travels lead.

When he's not chasing light and taking photos, you'll find him working as Creative Director at Medium Format Magazine and as Co-Founder of Journal of Seeing photography education group.  He also assists his wife with their family business, www.cheekydays.com


Excellent photography is no longer a luxury, but an important currency in your life and your brand! 

My work focuses on capturing moments and things that often go unnoticed, whether it's portraiture, lifestyle imagery, commercial images, editorials or just the perfect light.

As a protege at Peter Hurley's Headshot Crew, I am always learning and experimenting with new techniques and challenging myself daily with street and travel photography as I explore my new home, Madrid.

Are you ready to invest in images that speak as confidently as your words!  Let me help your images work as hard as you do!

In addition to shooting, I'm Creative Director at Medium Format Magazine, a leading industry magazine and  Co-founder of Journal of Seeing  , a photography education group.

Work with Me

Have an upcoming project? I'd love to collaborate with you! I'm happy to discuss a project or share ideas and create something inspiring together.

You can count on me to be professional and deliver the image you imagined --on time -- on budget.  

Visit my list of services and reach out to me  through my contact form or email me to discuss rates, scheduling and more. I'm on Instagram so you can also direct message me there.  

I am a native English speaker who can work with you with limited fluency in Spanish or French.  I enjoy learning new languages and meeting people from around the world.

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