Jessicaís photographic adventure began the summer when she was 15 years old. As the eldest of four children, she was the first to
outgrow the summer cottage pass-times of fort-building and frog-catching. Stranded up north away from her friends for two months
every year, Jessicaís life became filled with two passions: books and photography. When asked to help cut up vegetables for dinner, she
would instead create compositions of peppers, mushrooms, and lettuce in front of the kitchen window. While her siblings enjoyed fishing,
she preferred to create images of the minnows used for bait. In the winter when the rest of the family was skiing, she was crawling
inside hollow rotted logs to get unique perspectives of the snowy landscape.
Having taken a couple of photography classes in high school, Jessica decided to enroll in the Photography program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. She graduated in 2000, full of enthusiasm and ready to start shooting. Little did she know, her photographic education had just begun.
Although she loved taking creative pictures of people, her first job after college was at a large commercial studio, as an assistant (what - you mean I donít get to shoot yet?!) This is where she learned to love the combination of creativity and technical skill that is commercial photography. She continued to work at this studio for the next two years as an assistant before being promoted to "Jr. Photographer." Over the next couple of years she shot everything from ratchet sets to lawn tractors to golf clubs, all the while continuing to shoot creative personal projects in her spare time.
In 2004, Jessica decided to leave her full-time job and spend some time assisting freelance commercial and editorial photographers to learn about that part of the business. Always eager to learn new things, she loved that every day was different and came with new challenges.
As a person, Jessica is friendly, lighthearted, and honest. As a photographer, she has an eye for detail, loves colour, and lives for the fulfillment of a shot well taken.
|All images copyright © Jessica Lin 2009|
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