Jesse Dvorak

‘Frontier of the Midnight Sun’

by: Ainsley Hutchence

19 photographs.
Photographer: Jesse Dvorak / Director: Jesse Dvorak / Model: Lea Bonn / Model: Monica Cho / Model: Austin Wang / Stylist: Tanya Chisholm
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Jesse Dvorak ‘Frontier of the Midnight Sun’

This cinematic series from Los Angeles photographer/filmaker, Jesse Dvorak was love at first sight for me. It has everything I look for in a shoot… It tells a story, its emotive, the styling is epic, the lighting is fucking great, the models are rad AF, it makes you feel something… What’s not to like? Here is what Jesse told us about his night bringing to life his vision of a mysterious love triangle with some subtle romance & a bit of dry humour.

“Los Angeles is typically so busy, so I love to shoot at night when the streets have died down & all these old grimy buildings show more of their character.

A small gang of us hit a few spots in The Valley that I felt would create some of the story. I was trying to emulate a lot of the romance of ‘Wong Kar-Wai’ films but with a grungy, Western flare.

The models all sank into the roles (the hero, the lover & the debutante) & we created several scenes that would give hints to an emerging love triangle. I wanted to play with cultural and aesthetic anachronisms to crate more mystery to the foreign nature of this unique 3-way relationship.

Everyone gave it their best effort as the night went late. Fortunately the 24 hr donut shop gave us all a much needed morale boost as well as serving as a cool shot location.”

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