Jess Kamens Photography: Biography Photographer Rochester NY
Learn about how I began Jess Kamens Photography, my traveling experiences, my inspirations and favorite things in life and ended up back with fellow photographers in Rochester NY.
"I've been all around this world." ~JG
I began in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado
I was raised in Rochester, New York.
As an adult, I lived in Slovakia, Ireland, New Zealand, Thailand, Germany.
I have finally returned back to Rochester with my little daughter.
I enjoy talking, connections, interesting conversation and playing. Kids make me laugh! I am a teacher, musician, traveler and lover of people. Tell me a story...
My work personality can be described as calm, yet extremely thorough and organized. I am subtle, but do not miss a moment. I enjoy capturing that look, moment, expression or smile that should not be missed. I am stubbornly dedicated to excellence and your satisfaction. It is important that you are not concerned at all so that we can enjoy our time together.
My style as ever-changing… crisp, but organic and natural, light-focused. I have two very different worlds that exist through my camera.
The first: I search, experiment, express and chase after moments on the street, through the woods, or throughout a new country, in order to capture a picture that will show/tell my story of adventure and interactions with people and the environment.
The second: I am given the honor of telling someone else's story. While working on those commissioned works, I encounter a fun, different and wonderful task - to express, through my lens (or eyes), what others are experiencing… their story.
As an Art teacher of 14 years, I can't think of a better combination of artistic expression, both aspects very different, and very rewarding. I enjoy NEW: new places, new people, new moments in time, new ways of visual storytelling and new ways of seeing life.
WILL I TRAVEL FOR WORK?
Absolutely. Travel is my passion so I welcome inquiries from far and beyond! I am available to travel worldwide (anywhere!) from my home base in Rochester, New York. I speak English and German!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?
Other things I like: · computers · traveling · meeting people · playing music · splashing in puddles · penguins · teaching · conversation · hiking · laughing · trees · electronics · stickers · skiing · quiet · hammocks · sleeping · my tent · teaching · children · drums · mountains · rain · my daughter · my dog Timber · good veggie food · a real smile · plants · broccoli · green · fire · fall leaves · tofu · snow · smoothies · floating in water · sunshine · rice · tea · spontaneous trips · typing · rings · cheese · dancing · cakes · movies · books · pretzels · sparkling water · mint · new...
ROCHESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL FEATURE (MARCH 2019)
Thank you to the Rochester Business Journal and Nicole Sheldon for the lovely feature!