Jessie Chaney Bio

The fun-to-knows

Grew up in Malibu, California. Fell in love with the miracle of photography when she developed her first image. Lived in London, New York, Venice and Aspen. Trained as a certified Jivamukti yoga teacher/ taught yoga in India/ passionate vegetarian. ‘Discovered’ light in Italy. Met her soul mate on top of a mountain. Leads new moon circles inspired by the lunar cycles in co-creating our destiny. Got married under a double rainbow in Aspen. Constantly seeking the light wherever she goes and deeply grateful to capture life’s magic and beautiful moments through photography.


The need-to-knows

Jessie’s photography draws on traditions of fine art and photojournalism, with a passion for social documentary and anthropology. Her work is influenced by new environments, artists, people and cultures, and illumined by the notion of unseen moments and overlooked details in the magic of the everyday. Her work is influenced by the presence within abandoned spaces, details of lives once lived, capturing an energy that still lingers, while searching for love in unexpected places and seeing beauty in everything. She LOVES traveling, storytelling, capturing life’s greatest moments and the magic of showing up in a new place waiting to be discovered. With a camera always over her shoulder, Jessie can be found chasing organic natural light wherever she goes… 

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography & Art History from Brown University and a Masters in Photojournalism from the London College of Communication. Her work has been exhibited internationally at Photo Independent  in Los Angeles, Paris and Milan, FotoFever in Paris, MIA Art Fair in Milan, Context at Art Basel in Miami, and the Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong and London. Her photos have been featured for FreePeople, Wallpaper Magazine, Aspen Magazine, The BBC, Photographers without Borders, FeatureShoot, and PDN. 

Jessie divides her time between Aspen, Colorado and Venice, California, with a wanderlust adventurous spirit that takes her all over the world/across the globe for her photography projects.