is a contemporary fine art photographer, known for his expansive and meditative landscapes. Hessler’s bodies of work have explored rising seas, industrialized farming, borders and boundaries, invasive species, extinction, and more broadly, mankind's relationship with, and impact on, the natural world. His keen eye and use of scale connects viewers with the vastness of the human experience.
Hessler is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, and pursued his master’s degree in graphic design at Parsons, The New School for Design. He worked in New York as a commercial photographer and art director from 2006-2011.
In 2011, Hessler left New York and moved back to his childhood stomping grounds in Camden, Maine to focus fully on his fine-art photography career. Hessler teaches photography at institutions around the country.