Behind the Lens
American photographer Jessie Swimeley was born in Gillette, Wyoming in 1979. She finds great joy uncovering beauty and significance in the insignificant as she travels through the rural west. Her passion for photography started at the age of six when her father handed her a camera. Growing up in Wyoming, she has always had a love of rural places and their history. Now she uses her skills to give voice to the abandoned places and forgotten treasures. Jessie received her BA in Photography from the University of Oregon and is the President of the Treasure Valley Artists Alliance. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho with her partner Joel and Inky the cat.