ABOUT / PRESS
Hello, my name is Travis. I’m a San Francisco-based photographer, focusing on candid street scenes, street portraits, and urban landscapes.
I moved to San Francisco nearly two decades ago -- fresh out of high school -- with a duffle bag, skateboard, and $800 cash. I've paid dues to establish myself here and can't imagine living anyplace else. I love everything about The City: the people, sights, sounds, smells, and oddities -- all of it. And I never get bored lurkin these streets with a camera.
I make a living as a commercial, lifestyle and editorial photographer, specializing in providing clients with photos that are captivating, unique, and brimming with personality and style. I put 1,000% into my craft, with my personal goal being to make each photograph better than the last.
My photos are a bouquet of digital, 35mm film, and iPhone, with the idea being that tool types in photography are irrelevant. At the end of the day, I believe, photography is all about your eye, sensibility, and style. Everything else comes second.
I've authored/co-authored several photography books/journals, including "Tenderloin USA" (Metro Vision Press 2011 w/ Brad Evans), "Nevada Bound" (Metro Vision Press 2011 w/ Brad Evans), "#iSnapSF Field Journal" (Metro Vision Press 2012 w/ Brad Evans), and "Wish You Were Here" (2012 w/ Whole Foods Market, San Francisco).
FOTOMISH Apparel was launched in 2015 as a platform for my personal photography. FOTO is an acronym for “Focused on Truthful Outcomes,” with Mish being short for Mission i.e. I’m on a mission for the truth, roaming the streets with my camera. That sums up my approach to the craft best.
Acura, Budweiser, TNT (Turner Network Television) Apple, UPS, The Line Hotel, Rocket Music, The Jewish Contemporary Museum, Chrome Industries, The Gensler Group, Shutterfly, Whole Foods, Guerrero Gallery, Harvey Milk Photo Center, Larkin Street Youth Services, V/SUAL Apparel, Hipstamatic, DGK Skateboards, Flipboard, and The Hundreds.
Print and Online Publications:
The San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, Juxtapoz, Forbes, San Francisco Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Maxim (Italy), Wired, NPR, Petapixel, FADER Magazine, Mass Appeal, Hypbeast, The Hundreds Magazine, FLTR Magazine (subsidary of Brittish Photography Journal), 7x7 Magazine, and The Bold Italic, amongst others.
- (Video) "FOTOMISH: Photographer Travis Jensen" - The Werehaus - [see here]
- "We Wanna Be Friends With Photographer Travis Jensen" - 7x7 Magazine - [see here]
- "Travis Jensen Talks Photography" - Mass Appeal Magazine - [see here]
- "Best SF Instagrams" - Thrillist - [see here]
- "7 Local Instagrams You Should Follow Right Now" - 7x7 Magazine - [see here]
- "28 Talented Urban Photographers To Follow On Instagram - BUZZFEED - [see here]
- Interview: San Francisco Street Photographer Travis Jensen - FADER Magazine - [see here]
- (Video) The Hundreds Presents: Street Meet SF w/ Vanstyles and Travis Jensen - [see here]
- To Be Candid or Posed: 6 Tips to Improve Your Street Photography w/ Travis Jensen - EyeEm -[see here]
- "People Are Strange" - Monochrome Study of San Francisco's Colorful Characters - We Heart Magazine (UK) - [see here]
- San Francisco Street Photography by Travis Jensen at Gensler SF - Juxtapoz Magazine - [see here]
- La San Francisco infinitamente reale di Travis Jensen - Il Sole 24 Ore (Italian Newspaper) - [see here]
- (Video) Travis Jensen: B&W San Francisco - Mission Local - [see here]
- (Video) More Than Photography feat. Travis Jensen/Brad Evans - [see here]
- (Video) Brainstorm: Travis Jensen Photography - DGK Skateboards - [see here]
- Travis Jensen Captures Life on the Street - Digital Trends - [see here]
- Travis Jensen's "Wish You Were Here" - Juxtapoz Magazine - [see here]
- Travis Jensen: Skateboarding Down Hill - San Francisco Chronicle - [see here]
- Cult of Mac: 5 Tips for Publishing Your iPhone Photos as a Book - [see here]
- Shooting Stars - The Bold Italic [see here]
- Amp Up Your Street Cred Interview and Feature - Hipstamatic's "Snap" Magazine [see here]
- A Father's Life: One Dad's Perspective - Shutterfly.com Feature [see here]
- Where I Dwell: Street Photos by Travis Jensen - Mobile Photo Awards [see here]
- Framework: Brotographers - San Francisco Chronicle [see here]
- Cult of Mac: 6 Tips for Better Street Photography with Your iPhone: Interview w/ Travis Jensen [see here]
- 'iSNAPSF' @ Haus of Hipstamatic - San Francisco Chronicle [see here]
- Juxtapoz Magazine: #iSnapSF @ The Haus of Hipstamatic [see here]
- Travis Jensen Interview for WeAreJuxt [see here]
- Shooting People: Street Photography by Travis Jensen for Shutterfly.com [see here]
- 'Tenderloin USA' photos conjure a neighborhood - San Francisco Chronicle [see here]
- “Tenderloin USA” - The Bold Italic [see here]