Jesse Chehak

 

Contemporary Photographers

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When looking through Jesse Chehak’s portfolio I was struck by how unassuming and, hence, nice his landscapes are. I am usually not very interested in landscape photography because of the kind of aesthetic people are aiming for: It’s just not very interesting; even though those kinds of photos are technically quite challenging, the results typically radiate an aesthetic emptiness - it’s almost like there is a form of beauty, which is too beautiful and, thus, not interesting at all any longer (the same could be said for photographic images of the nude human body). Jesse Chehak effortlessly steers clear of this problem. Oh, and his portraits are also very nice.