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jenny lesser art | an early autumn day in her bainbridge island studio

jenny lesser's art caught my eye for some time before i found the courage to reach out.

it looks like this.

you're on instagram

you find another artist you love that lives near you

you keep creeping on them over time

you think they seem nice

you keep creeping

their niceness seems real

so you make contact - friendly, casual.

and over time, you feel emboldened to say:

"hey, you make art. i make art. want to do it....together???????"

this is kind of a big deal for us introverted + artsy types. who thrive on being alone all day making things or reflecting on the possibilities of what could be made.

it's a HUGE deal for me to want to leave my shell and create with another actually.

and when it happens - it's special.

so please ENJOY. this special magical shoot of JENNY LESSER ART.

OHHHH and first these are a few shots of me EN ROUTE to bainbridge island from downtown seattle. i drove to the ferry terminal there from my home on the east side. i fricken love this area :)

if you haven't visited seattle yet... you may want to put it on your bucket list.

okay enough of that ferry mumbo jumbo.

on to the good stuff:


JENNAY AND THE JETS. (i know it's bennAY. but indulge me, please.)



i purposefully cut out my gibber gabber so you could just enjoy.

the colors.


the mood.

everything you may have felt while viewing these photos - is accurate. jenny's work is colorful and lively - but her process is peaceful and feels unrushed, unforced. light.

her work is emboldened with shapes and color and creatures - animals, perhaps, or perhaps imagined four-legged friends.

the expression of ease in jenny's response when i asked her

"you cool with sprawling on the floor amidst your art and tools?"

she said sure! and got to it.

and it resulted in some of my favorite images of the day.

what do these photos say that my words can not?

quite a bit actually.

and i am thankful for that.

these images speak to this human and her story - and her art.

they speak for the beauty and the warmth present in her character in the spaces she occupies, which is often difficult to describe with mere words - but can be partly captured through photographs.

this photograph happened on accident - i showed it to jenny and she said "oh and i actually really like that!" well gosh i do too. which is why i included in here.

i fricken love weird shaky wobbly blurry photographs.

like most photographers, when i'm doing a shoot for a client, i include these images LESS because i'm terrified of not covering enough crisp and clean content to make the client happy.

well, that's silly.