by Michaela Byrne
Jesse Skupa (b. 1995) is a New York based photographer and artist that transplanted from the midwest in 2016. Growing up in small, suburban town Kansas, photography was an escape from the masculine stereotypes placed on men and boys. It served as a gateway into the worlds around him that explored fragments of life not always seen.
Developing themes around faceless portraiture and ephemeral narratives, the work enters notional spaces that invites the viewer to place themselves in these surreal moments. A person's face embodies a version of who they think they should be in front of the camera.