Jesse Lizotte was born in Sydney and raised in New York. At the age of 12, he returned to Australia and now frequents both countries. With no formal training in photography, Jesse’s work depicts a genuine sense of honesty and curiosity in the people, places and moments that he captures.
Jesse is driven by an interest in the way in which people on the fringes of society influence popular culture and fashion, with his subject matter often gravitating towards subcultures, whether it be skateboarders, lowriders or musicians. Jesse’s approach to his subjects is honest and considerate, fostering natural connections that are evident in his portraiture. His images evoke a sense of familiarity for the viewer, yet his photographic sensibilities give a fresh perspective. The scenes he creates have a filmic quality, capturing both tension and movement. Jesse presented his first solo exhibition titled ‘Lowrider’ at China Heights Gallery in Sydney in 2014 and has since exhibited his work in Melbourne, Los Angeles, and London.
Jesse has shot stills and motion work for clients such as; Levis, P.E Nation, Adidas, Vogue, Map of the Heart, 10 Magazine, GQ Magazine, Oyster, i-D, Diesel, INPRINT, among many others.