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From an early age Jess developed a love of photography, following in the footsteps of her amateur photographer Grandfather. Jess recalls her dad teaching her how to align the focussing circle on his vintage Chinon CE-4 35mm SLR, but mostly pursued her creative interest via the more traditional mixed media art forms until she attended The Doncaster College of Creative Arts, where a 6 week workshop in Film and Media refocused her commitment to analogue photography and her obsession with the darkroom was ignited.
She specialised in the photographic medium obtaining her first class BA(hons) in Visual Communication where she wrote a dissertation on the ethical responsibilities of the photographer. She continued to pursue her passion for photojournalism through a series of personal visual documentaries, which lead to regional publications and began to work commercially in events and equestrian photography where her work has been printed in a series of industry renowned publications.

In 2009 Jess relocated to Bedfordshire for the opportunity to work with professional photography studio and Lighting Manufacturer, Elemental, where she soon became an expert at the craft of studio lighting and forged alliances with major industry brands and world renowned photographers the likes of Hasselblad Master, Jaoa Carlos.

At just 22 years of age, Jess quickly found her feet in business development and product design, becoming one of the first co-founders of the fastest growing photographic tripod brand in the world, 3 Legged Thing. It was during this phase of Jess’ career and her experience of being a young female entrepreneur that she developed a strong head for brand building and a unique marketing style which lead to her heading up the management of the brands creative and marketing strategies.

As a lead Director Jess travelled extensively brokering distribution deals, managing international events and overseeing productions in the Far East. A few years of continued growth, numerous industry awards later and following the successful securing of further investment into 3LT, she decided to leave the company in pursuit of opportunities outside of the photographic industry.

Since 2014 Jess has given her strong creative and operational guidance to many brand projects and major events within the sports, leisure and hospitality sectors. Most notably was undertaking the rebrand of the large family entertainment business now known as Twinwoods Adventure. During this time Jess was thrust into the world of adventure sports and for several years she jointly headed up the team responsible for the Worlds Largest Indoor Skydiving Competition, The Bodyflight World Challenge. 

Then in 2018 Jess was headhunted for the opportunity to lead the marketing team in the rollout of the new rebrand for London Luton Airport. 

During the biggest transformation in the airport's history, Jess headed up a  growing in-house team and project managed collaborations with creative agencies and suppliers in order to deliver the commercial objectives and flagship events such as the Grand opening, attended by The Princess Royal and Heads of State. Jess also represented the Comms Team on the Crisis Management Team and  lead the development of the Airport’s Crisis Communications Plans and training procedures, contributing to the airports business continuity plans amidst the evolution of the media landscape.

A force to be reckoned with…
In the summer of 2020 Jess became awakened to the changes she needed to make in life and decided to take some time out to regroup and reset. She was compelled to pick up her camera once again and reconnect with the visual story teller within and spent several weeks throughout the Lockdown touring the North East and Scotland looking to find her light.

In 2021 she left the corporate world in search of exciting collaborations with like minded creatives whose vision for their brand or projects were aligned.
With her brand expertise her current works have been focused on delivering reportage style branding photography collections for individuals and small businesses alike, alongside the continued development of her commercial portfolio, PR, Communications and Brand Marketing support via her new brand Featherstorm Events Management. 

The art of seeing...

"...unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs  to its subject in a way that a photograph does... A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stenciled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask."

- John Berger

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I am always open and ready to seek out and thrash out any creative collaborations you have in mind, so please fill out the form on my contact page where we can kick off our conversation to deliver the most awesome impact for your project.

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