Hello! I’m so glad you’re here.
My name is Jessica Maleski and I’m a photographer and digital media professional working right outside of Washington, D.C., in the lovely little town of Vienna, Virginia. I have been a photographer for over 10 years specializing in still-life, fine art and product photography. Check out some of my latest work and follow me on Instagram.
Some more about my background. I came to photography in a bit of a non-traditional way. As a web developer, I found it difficult to find relevant high quality photographs to use on my clients’ websites. So, being the adventurer that I am :-), I bought myself a Canon 5D Mark III and began the journey of learning the art of light and composition through the medium of digital photography. I found my muse in still life photography because I found I could combine my technical abilities (graphics design, flash, lighting, etc.) with the artistic elements needed to capture aesthetically pleasing compositions. I’m still doing art photography today, but I have also branched out to product photography. You can view my product photography portfolio here.
Recently, I’ve been fascinated by the artistic and technical elements involved with printing photographs. This all began with a simple quote from Ansel Adams, “The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance.” As I reflected on this quote, I gradually came up with the idea for Commit to Print. You can read more about Commit to Print here and sign up to join us.
I look forward to meeting lots of new friends and collaborators through Commit to Print. As far as interests, I love to travel and explore. Meander through art galleries. Drink coffee…lots of coffee. Slowly work through the stack of books next to my bed. I also love finding unique items for my still life photography at local thrift shops and visiting flower shops for tulips, sunflowers and daylilies.