ABOUT 

Wurmwood Photography LTD is based in Dayton Ohio and owned/operated by Jess Hess.
I am a highly experienced, professional, award-winning, and internationally published photographer. I specialize in conceptual portraits, portfolio work, and darker more alternative styles. I can and do work skillfully with any and all traditional styles of portrait photography. With a background in retouching, graphic design, and special FX, I know how to produce stunning and elaborate shots that may seem unobtainable to many. What many others cannot do I can, and no idea is too challenging or scary for me. I'm always willing to go the extra mile to make a good portrait, even if that means lighting something on fire, building an elaborate set, or creating one of a kind accessory pieces for our session. I work with top of the line gear, models, and designers to hone my craft and hope to add you to my list of satisfied clients.
Thanks for visiting!            

Awards & Publications:

2019 - Professional Photographers of America - International Photo Competition: Bronze Medalist / 4 Merrits
 

Fstoppers Photo of the Day Awards: Feb. 28th 2019 , June 5th 2019 , and Feb. 26th 2021

Other FStoppers Features:
April 2nd 2019, April 26th 2019, June 5th 2019, Sep 11th 2019

2019 & 2020 Viewbug Choice Award

2019 Shoot & Share Contest - Fashion Finalist 

2020 - Professional Photographers of America - International Photo Competition: 2 Merrits


 

I've been featured in a number of publications. including but not limited to:
  • La Petite Alternative Magazine - April 2010

  • Behind The Shutter Magazine August 2018Behind The Shutter November 2018 - Article and 10-page spread

  • Interview with Necro Girls Magazine - Issue 1 Jan. 2013

  • Sublime Rush Magazine - Issue 8

  • Interview with fiXE Magazine - April 2013

  • Interview with Necro Girls Magazine, Issue 1

  • Featured Artist - Crazy Bitch Magazine, Issue 4 March 2017

  • Realm Magazine, April 2017

  • World of Goth Magazine, April 2017

  • Imirage Magazine "Floral Fantasy" Issue, June 2017 + Back cover

  • World of Goth Magazine Back Cover - July 2017

  • Avant Jardin Magazine Back Cover - July 2017

  • Videnoir Advertisement, passed out at Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2018 

  • Dark Parlour Magazine - October 2017

  • Propulsion Magazine (multiple issues)

  • Apartment Earth "Phobia" Gallery Showing - Charleston, WV - 2 Photos Displayed - October to November 2017

  • Jazzy Magazine  - January 2018

  • Duende Magazine - March 2018

  • Realm Magazine June 2018

  • Space Babes Calendar - Self Published

  • Fire & Flow Calendar

  • Vampirella Comic Books - Vampirella Dejah Thoris #5 Cover (Variant E & Variant K) Released: 02/13/2019

  • Dark Beauty X Issue 8.18 May 2019

  • Dark Beauty X Issue 10.18 May 2019

  • Shutter Magazine July 2019 Inspiration photos section

  • Shutter Magazine August 2019 - Article and 11-page spread

  • FEMME Rebelle Magazine September 2019 -  4 Page spread

  • Shutter Magazine October 2019 - Article and 11-page spread

  • Shutter Magazine December 2019 Inspiration photos section

  • Shutter Magazine January 2020 Inspiration photos section

  • MMMora Magazine - November 2019 - Front & Back Cover + Spread

  • Dreamy Magazine Issue 105

  • Shutter Magazine February 2020 Inspiration photos section (x2)

  • Shutter Magazine May 2020 Inspiration photos section

  • Shutter Magazine June 2020 Inspiration photos section

  • Shutter Magazine July 2020 Inspiration photos section

  • Shutter Magazine September 2020 - Article and 13-page spread

  • World of Goth Magazine - September 2020 Cover 

  • Shutter Magazine October 2020 Inspiration photos section

  • Cervena Fox's 2021 Calendar - January, October, & December

  • Retro Lovely Magazine - January 2021 Iss. # 13

  • Gothic Culture Magazine - May 2021 Cover & Spread

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