Photography for Stories

About

 Photo by Jessica Gallegos, 2017.  Somewhere near Jackpot, Nevada.

Photo by Jessica Gallegos, 2017.  Somewhere near Jackpot, Nevada.

First of all, thank you for having an interest in me and my story.

I am a photographer currently living and working in Saint Louis, Missouri.  I have been a resident of Missouri for my entire life, despite a love of travel and places outside the Midwest. 

To this day I am amazed by the storytelling power of images, both still and motion.  It is this fascination that got me started in photojournalism and fine art photography during college.

Studying and producing images in both the photo-journalistic and fine art worlds has allowed me to develop a perspective on photography that I like to think is unique to me.  I find influences and photographers that I admire from both arenas inspiring me when I photograph.  

The photography that I make now is many times aimed at telling a story of sorts.  I learned through my formal and self education that a story can be told through one or many images and if the story isn’t apparent in the photograph itself, rest assured, there is one behind it.