about Kessler took a year off from college to live in a Chevy van playing bass before honing his photographic skills shooting bands ranging from Insane Clown Posse to Sonic Youth and Blur to Wilco. He then transitioned to photographing both real people and top celebrities (Tilda Swinton, Justin Theroux, Samuel L Jackson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Patti Smith, to name a few). He has also directed notables including Spike Lee. Past corporate clients include Cadillac, Ford, Nokia, Yahoo, Nexxus, Sony, MTV (the cast of the Jersey Shore!), Showtime, Roadrunner Records, Capitol Records, Sony Music, (album covers for Foo Fighters and John Mayer) and more.