Jessica Allen explores the fields and forests of Pennsylvania with her artist-husband, Michael Allen, and their twelve-year-old son. Through photography she shares her unique observations of everyday magic and beauty she sees in her world.
I look closely at everything. When I make a picture I wish to record the moment, not simply make an image that pleases the eye but rather to recall the scent of the earth below me or the bird song heard above me.
I seek to discover how the subject of my photo connects to its surroundings; my pictures isolate the thing while quietly extolling its relationship to the universe.
Allen's photo essays have appeared online at the Brandywine Museum of Art Museum Blog and Mud Puddles to Meteors as well as in RURAL Magazine.