I’m Jess Kraft, originally from Sandy, Oregon in the United States and now living in Bogotá, Colombia. Most of my photography features places in the world where I have traveled, with an emphasis on South America.
As well as taking photos in several destination tourist spots (including Bogotá and Medellín in Colombia, Buenos Aires in Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay), I have a tendency to go to some very remote areas and capture the allure and mystery of places few people even know about. Examples of this include the haunting volcano-destroyed city of Armero, the wilds of the Guajira Peninsula and its indigenous Wayuu people, and the Caño Cristales, the most beautiful river in the world in isolated La Macarena (all in Colombia).
My photos have been published in newspapers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in Mexico City, Mexico, in Bogotá, Colombia, and in Bucaramanga, Colombia. In addition, my photos were exhibited in a Buenos Aires art gallery. Also, I am involved in the publishing business, where I design book covers using my photos to reflect the theme.