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Jacob and Alissa Hessler

A graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography, Jacob has spent over a decade working in both the commercial and fine-art photography worlds. Shooting for diverse clientele, he approaches studio lighting with a scientific aptitude. Following Brooks, Jacob did two years of post-graduate work in graphic design at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. Photography and typography are his passions. Jacob is currently collaborating on "Boundaries," a fine-press book project with the inaugural poet Richard Blanco, pairing Hessler’s images with Blanco’s poetry. "Boundaries" will be released in 2017 by Two Ponds Press.  www.jacobhessler.com

With a diverse background in art direction, marketing and creative project management, Alissa has had successful careers working on both the creative agency side and the client side. In her past professional life she launched over twenty mobile devices to audiences worldwide, produced multi-million dollar corporate events, and managed global re-brands of international corporations. When not running client projects and co-teaching workshops, she continues building and expanding her Urban Exodus project, documenting creative urbanites who left the concrete jungle for greener pastures. She just finished writing and photographing her first book "Ditch the City and Go Country", which will be launching in July of 2017, distributed by Macmillan Press.  www.urbanexodus.com