Documentary Examines Photographer Jessica Lehrman's Powerful Work and Creative Inspirations

Brooklyn-based photographer Jessica Lehrman is the subject of Format’s first video in their new documentary series, InFrame. In this debut episode, Lehrman brings us into her unique childhood experience, explains her start and development in photography, and explores the inspirations to her raw style of images that she is well known for.

Lehrman’s photographic work is grounded in contemporary underground movements, from the emerging artists of the hip-hop community to protests and cultural concerns. She has also produced content for major publications such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and VICE, and has spent time documenting some of the top acts in music such as Kendrick Lamar and The Flaming Lips. In 2014, Lehrman documented her family’s nomadic lifestyle for a New York Times piece which slingshot her way to more commissioned work as both a photographer and a writer.

© Jessica Lehrman

© Jessica Lehrman

© Jessica Lehrman

© Jessica Lehrman

© Jessica Lehrman

© Jessica Lehrman

© Jessica Lehrman

© Jessica Lehrman

© Jessica Lehrman

InFrame, the new documentary video series by Format, is being produced by filmmaker Bas Berkhout of Like Knows Like. Berkhout’s goal with the InFrame series is to “chronicle not only the stories of creative professionals who have persevered to make meaningful work, but the characteristics and beliefs that got them to where they are today.”

All images used with permission.

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Eric Pare's picture

"I don't really consider the people I shoot with to be my subjects. They're my friends and familly and I really only shoot people that I love." <3