My name is Jessica
I like to go as Jess V
In the Marines I was known as Vargas in Vegas I'm known as Jessica.
I'm a United States veteran. I served in the United States Marines, after graduating High School. I deployed to Iraq in 2003 and 2004, my tour impacted my life forever. I saw the world differently. After taking photography in college I fell in love in being able to express what my eyes see and create art and images.
Today, I live in my hometown, Las Vegas. I'm a fine art photographer and freelance photographer, I like to create images to display at home as well as capture created, artistic, and fun images for families and business professionals. My goal is to share my art to the world as well as to be an advocate for veterans.
After attending different veteran's retreats throughout our country, I've realized that I was not alone and that many veterans have been affected by war. This realization inspired me to take action and become involved in the veteran community. My goal and asperation is to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress/ moral injury. I would to raise awareness about the different veteran's retreats that are offered to our military veterans.
Jess V has created a beautiful art collection to give back to the veterans retreats she has attended. Her Lux & Oscurita' Collection currently displays inside of Senator Jackie Rosen's office at the Las Vegas Loyd D George United States Courtroom. Every image from the Lux and Oscurita' Collection, Jessica plans to donate 10% of the profit to non-profit's veteran organization. I plan to use my art to raise awareness about the challenges our veterans are suffering from and to help the non-profit retreats for veterans get exposure as well as donations.
You can read more about the veteran's retreats me and my military brothers and sisters have attended on my blog!
I am surrounded both by natural beauty and interesting people. I use my camera to document the world and then print images with a focus on the magic I find in daily life. My pictures tell my stories.
Through my prints, I invite you to bring bits of my stories into your life and home. New prints are released regularly, so check back often. If you sign up for updates, you will get notified about new prints , sales, and events.
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