Jesse grew up in a family of photographers so it seemed natural that he would become hooked on image making at a young age. After High School he pursued a BFA in Advertising Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. It was there that Jesse spent time mastering the technical side of the craft. His time in NYC as an assistant to other photographers really prepared him for his own photography business. Several opportunities as a photography professor have allowed Jesse to teach, travel, and photograph abroad. He has been fortunate to have split his time between the US and Asia over the past decade. Most recently he turned his focus to completing a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Photography.
Currently, he lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife and two kids. Jesse is a recent hire to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where he is the Photography Coordinator for the Commercial Photography Program. He spends his time working on his own photographic projects while taking on both advertising and editorial assignments. Jesse believes in the creative process and supports collaboration at all costs. When he shoots he is concerned with three components of photography: content, composition, and light.
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Jesse James Halpern
Canyon Ranch Spa and Resort, New Wave Surgical, Ozoova Productions LLC, The Village Voice, Travel Holiday magazine, Geo magazine, Busan Culture Center, Dong Eui University, Dive Koh Tao Scuba Center, Steelhead Studios, New Wave charters, Dong Eui Medical center, Hampton Landscape Designs, Palawan Tourism Association, GC Properties, SK View Apt Group, Nueva Ola Vineyards,