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Street Photography + Capturing Truth

Steve Sweatpants, Chase Jarvis

Street Photography + Capturing Truth

Steve Sweatpants, Chase Jarvis

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Class Description

There's a common misconception that artists have a monopoly on creativity...But the very act of making waves - no matter the career - is a creative one. The Chase Jarvis Live Show is an exploration of creativity, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, hard-earned lessons, and so much more. Chase sits down with the world's top creators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders and unpacks actionable, valuable insights to help you live your dreams in career, hobby, and life.


Steve John Irby, aka Steve Sweatpants, is a renowned street photographer and cofounder of Street Dreams Magazine, a beautiful zine that is unlike anything of it’s kind featuring up and coming photographers and crowd sourced photography in beautiful layouts and stories.

The majority of Steve’s photographic work is derived from the endless source of inspiration found in his home turf in NYC with intriguing travel logs to round out what has become an insanely compelling portfolio that is behind his rapidly emerging recognition in the photojournalism community. Most recently his photography around the racial equality and BLM movement has been published in incredible places like GQ and the New Yorker.

Of course, we dive into Steve’s journey from working in retail & playing video games to being on assignment for GQ and others. We also get into:

  • The meaning of no and how it can both set your back and more importantly, fuel your work
  • Sources of inspiration, motivation, and learning.
  • Developing a personal style, and how to determine the stories to tell
  • and so much more...

Ratings and Reviews

Patricia Berrymore

OMG! Grateful for Creative Live for years. Thanks for having Steve on! Love you guys, Patricia from Cincinnati, Ohio

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