Meet Jess Danna!

We Dannas are an artistic bunch. Long-time readers of the blog may remember the Meet the Dannas! post, that introduced my parents, my two film composer brothers and my languages guru sister. Spoiler alert: that post was written a month before the 2013 Oscar awards where Mychael did indeed win an Oscar for Best Score for Life of Pi.

At the time I mentioned a skilled photographer in the family. Well, that is my oldest daughter Jess, and her time as a professional is just beginning as she is approaching graduation from Sheridan College with a four-year Bachelor of Photography degree. Today is a big day for Jess as she and her graduating class are sharing in their very first gallery showing in downtown Toronto, so I thought it was time to highlight her special skills.


My readers will know her work from the design and photography for the cover for NO ONE SEES ME ‘TIL I FALL (complete with younger daughter Jordan as model, as you will see in an upcoming shot).


She’s also responsible for both my headshot here on Skeleton Keys and my brother Mychael’s headshot over on

But as a photography student, she’s really been able to stretch her wings from landscapes, to portraits, to advertising mock-ups, to architecture, to compilations. So let’s take a look at some of Jess’s more recent work (the very best way to see them is to click on the first picture for a larger version and to scroll through them; alternatively, you can enlarge individual pictures by clicking on them):

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It's going to be an interesting few months as Jess graduates and then moves onto bigger and better things, but it will be exciting times for sure. Look out world, here she comes!