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.
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. 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. In 2018 Jesse joined the British Fashion Council’s list of ‘New Wave Creatives’.
Jesse presented his first solo exhibition titled ‘Lowrider’ at China Heights Gallery in Sydney in 2014 and has recently completed a commission for the National Portrait Gallery which they have acquired as part of their permanent collection. He has exhibited his work across Melbourne, Los Angeles and London.
Jesse has shot stills and motion work for clients such as Levis, Adidas, Oculus, Vogue, 10 Magazine, GQ Magazine, Oyster, i-D, Dazed and Confused, Diesel, INPRINT, among many others.