The Photographic Journal

Ellissa & Harry

Essay 410 • Oct 7th 2019

I’m hardwired for anxiety, but I’ve never let it hold me back. I’ve been in Los Angeles for a few years now and I always let inspiration take me along for the ride. I’ve become a product of my surroundings and I’ll take my camera anywhere. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small alley, a makeshift studio, or a tiled bathroom at a home in East Los Angeles—I’ll make it work. Plus, I’ll have some fun. For this shoot, I had all that and more with a wonderful subject who brought her own sense of style and confidence. Oh, and a snaggletooth puppy.


Jason Travis is a photographer, designer, illustrator, and musician based in Los Angeles. His work has been featured by CNN, USA Today, Gizmodo, BuzzFeed, BOOOOOOOM, and many more. He’s allergic to cats, carrots, and will forever love the 90s.
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Model: Ellissa Star

Check out Jason’s other TPJ photo essays:
Suburban Youth
Mind Glow
Vanished Spirits