My good side. 

Hi, I’m John Kester. I’m a Brooklyn-based photographer and fine artist. I’ve been photographing people professionally since 2008; but playing with composition and light my entire life. My work is identified mainly by strong conceptual and storied imagery. I enjoy creating narrative with subtext to illuminate people.

Whether it’s styled fashion, beauty, glamour or editorial – at the end of the day – I’m a portrait photographer. My favourite thing in the universe is learning about new people and juxtaposing those little bits of knowledge with my artistic eye to create evocative, honest images.

Here is a non-exclusive list of services I offer. If you want something not on the list, email me at john.m.kester [at] 

  • Model/Actor/Professional Headshots
  • Photography Classes
  • Boudoir, Glamour, and Fine art Portraits
  • Photo Retouching
  • Digital Printing | Large Format Printing | Framing
  • Hard-bound Photo Books