"Super bright, colorful, and cheeky”—that’s how Jessica Pettway describes her work. But there’s much more to her imagery than an electric-feeling bounty of delight for the eye. Jessica plays with color, shapes, and texture in highly gratifying ways, composing vibrant still lifes that burst with emotion and a sense of occasion, even when they’re promoting something as everyday as a beverage. The woman knows how to craft a moment.

She might also be the only still life photographer you’ll meet who cites Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry as influences. She likes the way those classic hand-drawn cartoons idealize food, highlighting the essential appeal of a wedge of cheese or a roast turkey with nothing more than color and a skillful use of line. “It’s so perfect and appetizing and over the top,” notes Jessica.

Her clients run the gamut from Google, Chase, Target, Chobani, Jose Cuervo, DKNY, Nespresso, Uber One, Fruit of the Loom, and Restasis to Johnnie Walker, Oscar Mayer, Facebook, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, WW, Essie, Instacart, Bloomberg Businessweek, New York magazine, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine.


Select press

"Jessica Pettway is changing the game"

"Go Behind the Scenes of Jessica Pettway's Striking Businessweek Cover," LBB Online

The Luupe interviews Jessica Pettway

"Jessica Pettway on Making Your Own Creative Problems and Advice for Young Photographers," PDNonline