Jessica Vogel began her love affair with compelling images as a commercial photographer. It all began at the University of Florida’s Photojournalism School. Later, while interning with a noted Texas photographer, she improved on the technique of making Polaroid transfers, separating the color layers in the film and putting them back together to create images that resemble paintings. When Kodak went out of business and Polaroid film was no longer available, she returned to the 35mm camera and her paints and brushes. For several years after getting married, she operated as Jess Vogel Photography, her work appearing in such publications as Outside Magazine, Skiing, Transworld Snowboarding and Surfer Magazine.