Jess Desaulniers-Lea Photography
Jess Desaulniers-Lea Photography
Fusing Portraiture & Photojournalism.

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FEATURED IN ARCHER MAGAZINE, MELBOURNE This month Jess' images of performers like Lola Frost and Perle Noire appear the controversial Melbourne-based publication, Archer Magazine, which explores gender and identity globally. The 'Glitter Underground' feature is a collaboration between Jess and her twin sister, Alexis, who image curates for the magazine. Get your copy of the magazine here! Also available at Barnes & Noble in the US and at independent bookstores in NYC, London, San Francisco, Chicago and LA.

FEATURED IN ARCHER MAGAZINE, MELBOURNE

This month Jess' images of performers like Lola Frost and Perle Noire appear the controversial Melbourne-based publication, Archer Magazine, which explores gender and identity globally. The 'Glitter Underground' feature is a collaboration between Jess and her twin sister, Alexis, who image curates for the magazine. Get your copy of the magazine here! Also available at Barnes & Noble in the US and at independent bookstores in NYC, London, San Francisco, Chicago and LA.

Publsiehd w/ VICE MEDIA US/CANADA Wanting to return to her photojournalistic roots, Jess pitched her first piece to Vice in 2016 after seeing a news segment on Michelle DuBarry, worlds oldest performing drag queen. Rather than Michelle's age, Jess wanted to explore the history of drag in Canada and more specifically, DuBarry's experience being a drag queen in 1950s Canada as well as her thoughts on drag in present day as well as the LGBTQ community locally and globally. When the piece was green lit, Jess got the rare opportunity to spend three days with DuBarry for a Q&A and a photo session. See the piece here

Publsiehd w/ VICE MEDIA US/CANADA

Wanting to return to her photojournalistic roots, Jess pitched her first piece to Vice in 2016 after seeing a news segment on Michelle DuBarry, worlds oldest performing drag queen. Rather than Michelle's age, Jess wanted to explore the history of drag in Canada and more specifically, DuBarry's experience being a drag queen in 1950s Canada as well as her thoughts on drag in present day as well as the LGBTQ community locally and globally. When the piece was green lit, Jess got the rare opportunity to spend three days with DuBarry for a Q&A and a photo session. See the piece here

Portrait of LGBTQ Icon FEATURED AT LonDON'S BARGEHOUSE GALLERY, UK Photographed for VICE Media, Jess' portrait of LGBTQ legend, icon and activist Michelle DuBarry was featured at the Bargehouse Gallery in London's South Bank, marking her first piece featured overseas. The exhibition entitled 'Age Does Not Matter' explored the meaning of age through stories and imagery. The gallery curator discovered the piece and reached out to Jess for a Q&A with her about her thoughts on aging and requested to two portraits from this series to exhibit. See inside the exhibit here!

Portrait of LGBTQ Icon FEATURED AT LonDON'S BARGEHOUSE GALLERY, UK

Photographed for VICE Media, Jess' portrait of LGBTQ legend, icon and activist Michelle DuBarry was featured at the Bargehouse Gallery in London's South Bank, marking her first piece featured overseas. The exhibition entitled 'Age Does Not Matter' explored the meaning of age through stories and imagery. The gallery curator discovered the piece and reached out to Jess for a Q&A with her about her thoughts on aging and requested to two portraits from this series to exhibit. See inside the exhibit here!

LAuryn hill, MONTREAL Jazz festival Jess joins the team of photographers at the renowned Montreal Jazz Festival to photograph hip-hop legend, Lauryn Hill for @liveinlimbo.

LAuryn hill, MONTREAL Jazz festival

Jess joins the team of photographers at the renowned Montreal Jazz Festival to photograph hip-hop legend, Lauryn Hill for @liveinlimbo.