Jacob Bond Hessler is a contemporary fine art photographer, known for his expansive and meditative landscapes. Hessler’s work has explored rising seas, industrialized farming, borders and boundaries, invasive species, extinction, and more broadly, mankind's relationship with, and impact on, the natural world. His keen eye and use of scale connects viewers with the vastness of the human experience.
Hessler is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, and pursued his master’s degree in graphic design at Parsons, The New School for Design. He worked in New York as a commercial photographer and art director from 2006-2011.
In 2011, Hessler left New York and moved back to his childhood hometown in Mid Coast, Maine to focus on his fine art landscape photography.
In 2017, Hessler released Boundaries, a limited-edition fine-press book of photographs and poetry in collaboration with 2013 presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco (Two Ponds Press). The original photographs and poems from Boundaries have been exhibited at Coral Gables Museum, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.
THE QUIET LANDSCAPE, Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine, June 26th – July 2nd, 2016
THE CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 10th – 15th, 2016
THE QUIET LANDSCAPE, Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine, September 18th – 24th, 2016
THE MODERN LANDSCAPE, Madeline Island School of the Arts, Lake Superior, Wisconsin, October 2nd – 6th, 2016