Jesse Frohman

While earning a degree in economics at the University of Michigan, Jesse Frohman picked up a camera and never put it down. When he returned to New York, he had no formal training or experience, but he did have a portfolio of platinum prints, which caught the interest of legendary photographer Irving Penn, who hired Jesse to manage his studio.

It was an incomparable apprenticeship. To the techniques and aesthetics he learned from Penn, Jesse added his own sensibilities of strength, dignity and quiet energy, all of which are evident in his pictures.

Jesse has photographed countless celebrities and still lifes. In addition to his work for magazines, advertising, and recording companies, he has been commissioned to create two award-winning books. His work is also in many private collections.

Jesse now lives and works in New York
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Kurt Cobain; Looking Up
© Jesse Frohman, 1993
This was taken a few days before Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged concert in 1993. Kurt’s loud style combined with the rawness of this portrait makes this shot one of my favorites.
Sizes: 16x20 20x24 30X40 40x50   Color: Black and White   Type: Archival Digital Print   Edition of: Limited Edition   Signed

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