Life had completely flipped to the point where I was truly wondering about my sanity. Looking up while sitting in the garden of an apartment complex hoping to get some type of solace or guidance from my dad up there…and that’s what I saw. That no matter what happens, if I have that artistic vision, and that light above me, things will work out okay.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 30
Award Score: 56 (Value 10, Clarity 10.5, Composition 15, Style 10.5, Skill 10)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Architectural Photography
Photograph Location: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York | The United States
Photographer: Jessica Gershen (Brooklyn, NY, USA) Registered
Jessica Gershen has been taking photographs since she was a junior in high school. She has always been interested in human behavior and that’s where her interest was born, taking inspiration from artists like Diane Arbus especially, but she also found that she had a unique way of viewing composition and framing and her work began to grow in more directions than just photographing people. Currently, she resides in New York City where the life and styles of the city inspire and influence her work.
Jessica went to Rochester Institute of Technology for her first two years of college. At RIT she majored in fine arts photography, however, the structured approach and stale environment of that university did not suit her. She put off so much by the experience, in fact, that she took a different turn in her career path altogether and made photography her hobby in order to maintain her love for it. Now, living in New York City, she allows inspiration to feed her everyday experiences and she is so happy to be able to share them with as many people as she can.