Jason Schmidt is a photographer and director who specializes in portraits of artists and cultural figures, as well as architecture and interiors. A New York native, he received his degree in art history from Columbia University in 1992.
Schmidt has photographed over 700 contemporary fine artists since 1995. His first book, Artists, was published in 2007 and Artists II (Steidl) in 2015. This ongoing body of work has been exhibited at Deitch Projects, New York; The Margulies Collection, Miami; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Schmidt shoots regularly for magazines including Architectural Digest, The New York Times T Magazine, Vogue, W and Wallpaper*, as well as for advertising clients such as American Express, Comcast, The Four Seasons and Microsoft, among others.
In addition to his print work, Schmidt is a partner in Cottage Eight Films, a production company specializing in short-form content he founded with Cory Jacobs. Armed with insight and curiosity, they produce revealing films with a rigorous aesthetic.