Jesse Taylor Koechling was born in Wheaton, Illinois into a family of photographers and artists. Some of his earliest memories are of images magically forming under the red glow of his dad’s darkroom in Maine. He was raised on a small island there before returning to the suburbs of Chicago. Pulling inspiration from delicate wandering within the magic and gesture of nature, connection and solitude, memory and time; his work focuses on photography, darkroom processes, collage, and drawing. He lives and works, slowly and deliberately, in Brooklyn, NY.