Jesse David Harris, Photographer

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The photography of Jesse David Harris is inspired by the tension between asymmetry and symmetry; the heroic silhouettes of architecture and spontaneous human moments; the texture and patterns inherently found in nature. His images find the geometry and the narrative in the lives of people, objects and places.     


Jesse's introduction to photography began through his successful career as a model. The collaboration with photographers like Arthur Elgort, Pamela Hanson, Paolo Roversi and Herb Ritts, gave Jesse an on-site education and inspired him to begin shooting his own work. His first photos brought him publication in Blind Spot magazine, followed by commissions from Starwood Hotels and assignments for Travel + Leisure, Town & Country Travel and City Magazine.     


As staff photographer for the Lever House Art Collection, Jesse continues to explore one of his favorite themes; the lives of artists and the creative interplay of the work and the observer. Most recently, he was the project photographer for the installation of Damien Hirst's 'School'. Jesse's work can be seen in Richard DuPont's book 'Terminal Stage' published by Charta.     


Jesse lives and works in the Flatiron District in New York City. He has two children, Jonathon and Ondine.