Jessica, a native of Holland who has resided in the Middle East, West Africa and Southampton, is now based in New York. She is a keen observer of the place she now calls home and she looks for poetry in the most ordinary things around her.
Starting her career as a photographer in 2013 Jessica draws viewers into her photographs by offering them the power of interpretation. In the Wishing series the natural environment is the source of the artist's inspiration. Pushing her investigation a step further, she creates another way to look at the natural world by putting a small water glass against her lens while shooting Looking Glass. The viewer has to reconfigure their position to experience the scene through the distorted vision of the camera. What we See is her latest collection of photo's as the result of the artist's move to New York after years spent in the Hamptons. The new environment marks a drastic change of direction in her style and discourse. While in the past, Jessica developed her eye playing with the lines of the natural landscape, here she boldly confronts the viewer with several street scenes and the contrast between light and dark.