Jess' photographic images utilise symbolic and historical references to animals to investigate the unique relationship between man and beast, narrating ideas and perspectives about where animals stand within society. An idea that continually resonates within her imagery is the bridge between defining what is domesticated and what is natural. The alluring attributes of any animal: their freedom, purity and elusiveness, also heavily shape the subject matter of her photography.
Theories behind anthropomorphism, that are ingrained into the narratives of Jess' work, not only teach us about how we humans identify with animals, but also how we identify with other humans.
Jess is an enthusiastic and motivated creative practitioner. She is reliable at responding to ambitious tasks with a professional ethos, and capable of telling stories with fresh perspectives and ideas.
Achievements & Experience
BA(Hons) Photography, First Class, UWE Bristol, 2020
Confident in analogue and digital shooting processes both on location and in studio environments
Experience with adobe software, lighting kits, and passionate about working in the darkroom
UWE Student Ambassador:
Conducting under-grad preparation whilst representing UWE and assisting within the interview process
Assistant to Jane Hilton:
Assistant light technician on a studio-based shoot for ‘Next’ fashion label
Southwest Collective Feature:
‘Rhode Island Red’ photography series selected to be featured on website and instagram page
Fresh Start for Hens:
Documenting a hen re-homing day, images used as advertisement on website and various Facebook Campaigns
Monkey Puzzle Reproduction Art & Gallery:
Clientele product finisher and packager