Self-conscious poses, unflattering angles, ill-suited lenses, distasteful props -- these are the trademarks of the sordid portraits that photographer Jason Ward seems to find so amusing.  His specific brand of whimsy can also be found in his street and documentary photography, which can be seen here.

Ward currently resides in Downtown Los Angeles where he operates a full-service photo studio that specializes in fine-art portraiture and fake IDs for teens.  

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