Photographer Jessica Mastellone captures the luminous, striking nature of the world around her. Vibrant colors enhance the natural images in Mastellone’s works, revealing a more saturated view of the landscapes and figures she observes with her lens. Many of Mastellone’s photographs reveal a Western influence, showing expanses of desert and sky or ranchers in action. Open, clear landscapes photographed with detail are pushed to chromatic extremes, revealing the texture and vibrancy of desert rocks and sparse clouds. The beauty of nature is not only filtered by Mastellone into images full of detail and shining with light, but, whether saturated or black and white, is allowed to appear both enhanced and honest to the source. The wrinkles in a horse's face or the undulating patterns in a riverbed create patterns even among the naturally occurring unpredictable forms. Sometimes silhouetted by natural light or revealed in crisp detail, Mastellone’s subjects realize the world in a new way.
Mastellone, who works professionally under the moniker Designs by JAM, is primarily focused on capturing emotion and communicating different perspectives through photography.