Hello, my name is Jay Kan, and I am a Philadelphia based commercial and editorial photographer.

With my photography career started as an event and portrait photographer, it didn’t take long before I was introduced and attracted to editorial and commercial photography. To me, the challenge of photography is not just making a snapshot of time, or just the artistic side to make my subjects look visually pleasing. The true challenge of photography is to be able to create photos that are able to tell the story of my subject and to successfully communicate a message to the viewers.

With my documentation photography experience, unique artistic style, and marketing foundation, I have successfully provided my marketing and photography service to countless clients. My past clients included both local in the Philadelphia region such as the University of Pennsylvania, as well as internationally for FIRST AIR in Canada and Ogilvy & Mather in Hong Kong.

On my downtime, I enjoy strolling through the streets to captures stories of life as it's happening. Whenever I get a chance, I also enjoy traveling to all over the world to explore the lands and diverse human culture. You can find photographs from as far as The Arctic Circle, Alaska, Monument Valley, East Asia, and South America in my portfolio.


  • CAN/AM Hockey
  • Core Hydration
  • FIRST AIR - The Airline of the North
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken  - Hong Kong
  • Kronenbourg Brewery - Hong Kong
  • Nunavut Stars Hockey Camp
  • Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • University of Pennsylvania