About Jesse David Harris
Jesse David Harris creates imagery inspired by the tension between asymmetry and symmetry; the heroic silhouettes of architecture and spontaneous human moments, the texture and patterns inherently found in nature. His images find the geometry and narrative in the lives of people, objects and places. As staff photographer for the Lever House Art Collection Jesse continues to explore one of his favorite themes; the lives of artists and the creative interplay between their work, and the observer. He was the project photographer for the installation of Damien Hirst’s “School - The Archeology Of Lost Desires, Comprehending Infinity And The Search For Knowledge” at the Lever House. Jesse’s work can also be seen in Richard DuPont’s book “Terminal Stage” published by Charta. Desiring to see the before and after-story of the moments he was capturing, Jesse's filmmaking career was born in 1996. “10 WHEELS," a short black and white film about the World Trade Center was his first project. His skills were further honed as a Camera Assistant and Director of Photography in the Cinematographer's Union Local 600 and culminated in his documentary directorial debut; “LAND MIND BY PAULA HAYES - The Making Of”. During various commercial and short film exploits in the interim, Jesse developed a striking visual storytelling style and was very proud to screen the West Coast premiere of “LAND MIND “, at the Ojai Film Festival in Southern California, where it was nominated for Best Short Documentary. And later, it’s East Coast premiere where it was also nominated for Best Short Documentary at the New York City International Film Festival. His recently completed documentary, “UNDERNEATH THE PARAMOUNT HOTEL: THE STORY OF THE DIAMOND HORSESHOE” was accepted to the New York City International Film Festival. The documentary reveals the forgotten and hidden jewel of New York City nightclubs and recounts the untold story of the most famous nightclub in history: Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe. Research led him to four Belles of Billy Rose, and their on-camera interviews help guide the story with their personal and vivid memories of the nightclub some 70 years later.
Exhibition-quality pigment prints are available for sale, please contact Jesse
Jesse lives and works in the Flatiron District of New York City. He is married and has two children, Jonathon and Ondine.