Jake Chessum, 1967, UK, is an editorial portrait photographer who lives and works in New York. He did a foundation course at the Central School of Art and received a degree in graphic design at the St. Martins School of Art. Jake was already concentrated on the photographic medium during his studies which resulted in him solely focusing on photography during his third year at St. Martins. After doing a vast amount of small jobs, slowly climbing the ladder, he finally moved to New York in 1999. Today Jake has had an amazing amount of celebrities in front of his camera, from Robert De Niro to 50 Cent. Amongst his clients are GQ, New York Magazine and Paper. He released two books; The New York Look Book, images on the streets of New York and Rubbish, photographs of discarted items at various locations around the world. The following images come from his portfolio People and his books Look Book and Rubbish.