Who is Jason Squires?
Since 1998, Jason has specialized in entertainment photography, shooting more than 1,200 live and red carpet events. As official photographer for premier Kansas City concert venues including Sprint Center and Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Jason has perfected capturing the energy and emotion of live events.
From AC/DC to Zac Brown Band and thousands of artists between, chances are Jason’s shot that show. His photography has been featured in publications including Rolling Stone, MTV, People, Us Weekly, Time, and Newsweek. And when the MTV Video Music Awards, Sundance Film Festival, Lollapalooza, and Rockfest have needed photos that nailed the feeling of seeing it live, they’ve used Jason as their official photographer.
Jason’s also no stranger to corporate events, with clients including Verizon Wireless, Sprint, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Nintendo, Reebok, and Tissot.
“My job as an entertainment photographer is to capture that interaction of light and performer within the confines of what is generally a three-song time limit,” Jason says. “Concert photography is a rush. It’s anticipation, instinct. The camera can never record exactly what the eye sees because the eye is a remarkable instrument, but if I can compose a shot well enough that people who see it say it makes them feel like they were there, I’m happy; I’ve done my job.”
Jason is represented by Getty Images and is available for local, national, and international assignments.
What’s everyone saying?
I love working with Jason Squires. His photos are unique in that they have soul and he is just so easy to work with. Jason is not your typical pushy ego-maniacal photographer, he appreciates what he does and who he does it for. “Jason can I get some photos of..” — “Sure.” Jason can I get a bigger photo of….” — “I’ll send it right over.” He will make your life beautiful and worry-free, skip the face lift and hire Jason, he actually prevents wrinkles!
Amy CooperPhoto Editor - MTV.com
Jason Squires is the best photographer I have ever worked with! He goes above and beyond the call of duty to get the perfect shot. While most photographers that I work with stand in one spot, Jason is running back and forth in front of the stage to capture the moment! Hands down, there is no other photographer I’d rather work with!
Chamie McCurryRegional Director of Marketing - AEG Live
Jason is one of the most talented and professional photographers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. The quality of his work and his work ethic are outstanding. He is always punctual and goes above and beyond the task at hand. I highly recommend Jason for any photography or computer projects.
Emily RandDirector, Global Marketing - Barclays Center & Brooklyn Nets
I’ve had the pleasure to work with Jason Squires on many occasions and I can honestly say he’s one of the best photographers in the live entertainment business. He’s incredibly easy to work with, he’s always on time, and he always abides by the rules set forth by the show. Recently I hired Mr. Squires to shoot the “Topping Off” Celebration for the new Independence Events Center. I’m happy to report that I was able to use most of the photographs he took at the event for all my marketing needs. I would always recommend Jason Squires for any photography project and especially for events involving live entertainment.
Sarah MiskewDirector of Marketing - Independence Events Center