Photo by Shaandiin Tome

Hi my name is Jesse Littlebird,

 I am a music and life photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I fly back and forth from Los Angeles regularly. One can not have passion in anything without purpose, and purpose does not go without the passion. My purpose in photography is all about inviting the right moment and showing it through light. My passion is the pursuit of the illusive moment and evocative image.

I was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in a household of two artists. One a filmmaker and storyteller, Larry Littlebird, and another a graphic designer and loving mother, Deborah Littlebird. From the start my eyes and ears have been filled with art. I moved onto college studying under wonderful teachers at the University of New Mexico's Photography and Media Arts Depts. I was intrigued by cinema  and awakened by images from my childhood seeing films that gave me confidence in my own voice as a storyteller.

I am 2017 Full Circle Fellowship through Sundance’s Native and Indigenous Program. I am also a collaborator within DRY MTN, a large format print publication funded by the Fulcrum Fund through the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. He has directed various music videos and two shorts. I am from Laguna and Kewa Pueblos. I believe that stories of the past and future is where human connection is rooted, I strive to find people who are passionate about sharing stories and creating new ones.

In my day-to-day life, you can find me actively walking with camera in hand out on the streets, painting in my garage, drinking tea late at night in my home darkroom or out photographing the local music scene.

I hope to meet you soon,

Jesse