Jai Lennard is our NYC photographer glow boy. He focuses on commercial, editorial, and art photography, and his specialty is in portraiture. Jai hails from San Jose, California, where he first got his hands on print in the advertising world at a boutique agency. In college, Jai double-majored in Business and Psychology with a focus in Sexuality & Childhood Development, shooting portraits of his friends all the while. He realized this passion, stemming from high school, was something he needed to pursue.
Before graduating, Jai moved to London, where he shot his first photographic series—an erotic story of the all-girl flat he lived in while attending Richmond University in south London. Returning to Atlanta, he realized he needed to focus on his love of portraiture. He moved to New York, majored in photography at the School Of Visual Arts, and began creating the provocative works he’s known for now.
Jai has been featured in the pages of Esquire, GQ, and Details magazines. He lives in Williamsburg, one of our favorite glow neighborhoods.
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Jai Lennard
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP: San Jose, California
WHEN YOU ARE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
BREAKFAST: Eggs, toast, avocado, tomato and ginger tea
LUNCH: Salad with tomato, avocado, mozzarella, red onion, basil, olive oil, fennel
DINNER: Yellow rice and sautéed vegetables.
SNACK: Bread and cheese
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE? Ice cream
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE? Arepas from Caracas
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH? Louisiana Seafood Gumbo with a side of sweet cornbread
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP IN NY? Foodtown
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK / YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE? Cornbread and gumbo
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN? I’m a photographer. I’m constantly running around and lifting things.
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? (PRODUCTS, FACIALS, ETC.) Shiseido face wash, toner, face cream twice a day.
FAVORITE SONGS? One For Daddy-O by Cannon Ball Adderley
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. Creating a beautiful image followed by drinks and dinner with friends.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET? Face wash from Taiwan that exfoliates.
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? Knowing the good people I do in my life.