More About Me
The World as I See It
I've been a traveler and a photographer for most of my life. My main focus has always been on architectural photography. I love the stark, clean lines of a contemporary building and I love mulling over the "what was" of an ornate heritage house. The colours, light, shape and contours all fascinate me.
How It All Began
The Full Story
My name is Jessie B. Gussack. I'm an artist, mother and traveler. My entire life has been filled with art. I'm a textile artist and a photographer. My mother and father were both artists. My mother was a calligrapher and textile artist and my father was a fine artist, painter and photographer. My father's photography was what piqued my interest in taking photographs. I remember poring through all of his photographs and being fascinated with the colour, clarity and detail. He made the mundane seem bright and colourful and fascinating. I wanted to take photographs just like his. When I was 8 years old my beloved grandmother gave me a 110 film camera. From then on, it was a love affair with the camera... I took photography in high school and spent hours in the dark room. When I finished high school, I travelled extensively through Europe. I rode solo through much of France for nearly 6 months. I worked on some photography while living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Upon my return to Canada, I held several small solo photography shows. I also entered my photos into many juried art and photography shows. My photography took a hiatus while I worked on my textile art (which can be seen at jerseylovey.com). Recently, I traveled to New York City and was inspired once again. My current focus has been on beautiful historical buildings and homes as well as the clean lines of contemporary design. I wander my city streets in search of beauty that catches my eye.
From behind a lens, I can see it all, in full colour and in crystal clear focus.