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Waiting For Fall – Jessica Monson Drossin

Jessica Drossin is an internationally-published, self-taught, fine art portrait photographer based in Los Angeles. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art (Painting), and has worked for video game companies such as Blizzard Entertainment. A professional photographer for five years, she has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Emerging Professional Fine Art Photographer from Digital Photo Pro Magazine. Her projects range from documenting a scoring session for the film, “Red Tails” in Prague to creating book cover art worldwide. Her work has been featured in issues of Digital Photo Pro, Wedding Nouveau, and Practical Photography magazines. She shoots with a Canon 5D Mark III, and specializes in capturing and retouching portraits with natural light using her own actions, overlays and textures.

What’s In Your Bag?

Canon 5D Mark iii, 85mm 1.2, 50 1.4 Sigma, 16-35mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8, 15mm Fisheye. My bag is from shutterbagusa.com

When Did You Start Photography?
About 6.5 years ago.

What Are Some of Your Favorite Photographers?
Annie Liebovitz, Brooke Shadden, Alessio Albi, Marta Bevacqua Photography, Lisa Holloway, Meg Bitton, Gina Kolsrud

What Are Your Favorite Locations?
I enjoy shooting almost anywhere. My favorite experience was working in the Yorkshire Moors where the Bronte Sisters grew up and wrote their books.

What Are Your Future Photographic Plans?
I would like to begin making short films.

Do You Have A Favorite Lens?
My 85mm 1.2

What Advice Would You Give To Our Readers?
Be bold! Don’t worry about what people say about your work, don’t compare yourself to others, discover your own voice and be patient in finding it — discover what makes you happy, what you feel passionate about, and everything else will fall into place.

What Do You Want Your Viewers to Take Away From Your Work?
Hopefully they will see a story in my images and think about that story for long after they have seen my image.

Jessica’s Social Media:

Instagram, Facebook, Website, 500px, Twitter

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