Jake Chessum

Jake Chessum Jake grew up in Croydon, South London. He studied Graphic Design at St. Martins School Of Art, and started working as photographer straight out of college. Assignments for The Face, Arena, and an early ad campaign for “Neutrogena” featuring a 16 year old Kate Moss followed. By 1995 Jake was regularly flying the Atlantic on assignment for JFK Jrs' “George” Magazine and in 1999 he upped sticks and moved permanently to NYC where he still lives with his wife and 2 kids. Alongside shooting commissioned portraits and advertising assignments, Jake has always been a dedicated street photographer.

Jake has published two books: The New York Look Book in association with New York Magazine (2007), and a self published book: Rubbish (2009). He is currently at work on a book of pictures taken while traveling to jobs around the world.

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