Jacob Hessler's work has been described as introspective, nostalgic, meditative and spiritual. Focusing primarily on large-scale landscapes, his keen eye and use of scale connects viewers with the vastness of the human experience. His images feel expansive and serene, with a whispering tension between the familiar and the deeply mysterious. Hessler¼s signature style has developed a strong following of collectors and interior designers.
In 2007, Hessler graduated from the prestigious Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. After Brooks, Hessler assisted celebrity photographer Jill Greenberg on numerous high profile projects, including work for New York Magazine and Wired. Following Greenberg Studios, Hessler moved to New York City to pursue a masters degree in graphic design at Parsons. After Parsons, he worked in New York as a freelance commercial photographer, art director and graphic designer.
Hessler is now working on a book in collaboration with inaugural poet Richard Blanco, combining Hessler’s imagery with Blanco’s words. When not shooting or teaching workshops, he acts as the creative director for the boutique branding agency, Hessler Creative. www.jacobhessler.com
Alissa Hessler is an art director, project manager, photographer and instructor, with over a decade of creative industry experience. She has lead diverse creative teams in the design management, photography and film worlds, serving as an executive producer, art director, photographer and photo editor. Her clients include industry giants Nordstrom, Microsoft, Teague, Boeing, Edelman, Colliers International and Starbucks.
Hessler was a project manager and photography art director at the award- winning design firm Turnstyle Studio in Seattle, WA. At Turnstyle she was responsible for sourcing commercial photographers for projects and developed a keen eye for selecting the best talent for specific jobs.
Following Turnstyle, she joined the Global PR team for smartphone giant, HTC. At HTC, she was the creative director and project manager for all product launches, bringing over twenty devices to market at couture press events around the world.
Hessler now manages Jacob Hessler’s fine-art career and is the director of client relations for their branding agency, Hessler Creative. In addition, she is currently working on a photo book and blog project called Urban Exodus, documenting the next generation of back-to-the-landers.