“Chaney often shoots in the ‘magic hours’ of the day, imbuing her images with a golden glow or conversely a slightly melancholic blue hue – and sometimes achieving both effects concurrently.”
— GORDON CRAIG, CURATOR
Jessie’s photography draws on traditions of fine art and photojournalism, with a passion for documentary and anthropology. Her work is influenced by the presence within abandoned spaces, details of lives once lived, capturing an energy that still lingers, while searching for love in unexpected places and seeing beauty in everything. She is inspired by new environments, artists, people and cultures, and illumined by the notion of unseen moments and overlooked details in the magic of the everyday. With a camera always over her shoulder, Jessie can be found chasing natural light wherever she goes.
Chaney holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography & Art History from Brown University and a Masters in Photojournalism from the London College of Communication. Her work has been exhibited internationally at Photo Independent in Los Angeles, Paris and Milan, FotoFever in Paris, MIA Art Fair in Milan, and the Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong and London. Her work has been featured in Wallpaper Magazine, The BBC, Photographers without Borders, FeatureShoot, and Photo District News. Jessie divides her time between Aspen, Colorado and Venice, California, with a wanderlust adventurous spirit that takes her all over the world for her photography projects.