Jessamyn

is creating Art and Adventure

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Welcome to D.I.Y. P.I. (Do It Yourself Private Investigation)!

My Backstory (in short)
I had my identity stolen in 2011 by a woman named Erin Hart. As an artist my response to this crime was to find, follow, and photograph this woman as a way to get to know her. I made an art book and traveling exhibition about the experience called Dear Erin Hart, which was published by San Francisco Camerawork in 2015. I worked closely with private investigators for this project as well as No Trespassing where I found, followed, and photographed my estranged father. I became fascinated with how closely related the power dynamics are of photography, private investigation, and investigative journalism. For more about me and my work, listen to Episode 556: Act III of This American Life from May 2015 (19 minutes long).

In early 2016, I embarked upon a mission to learn the tools of the trade of private investigation first hand and apply for my actual private investigator’s license, which requires 6,000 hours of investigative work. I unlocked this achievement two years later in January 2018. I am now focusing on building my small business as a private investigator while documenting it through photography, video, and am in the process of developing a podcast. I exhibit my artwork internationally, travel regularly for guest speaking engagements and give immersive, interactive performances at a variety of different venues. Contact me directly for booking info.

  1. Follow me on Patreon to keep up to date on the broad strokes of this project.
  2. Support me on Patreon to get exclusive updates in the form of videos, photos, and written updates on the progress of my cases. 
  3. Hire me for your case by contacting me directly.
  4. Book me as a speaker / performer and / or to show my artwork at your institution, organization, or gallery.
  5. Check out my past work.

Goals
14% complete
I will release a Cases Update video to Patreon supporters! I have worked with dozens of clients so far, all of which I will fill you in on. I hope to make this a regular feature once I get enough Patreon support. 
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Videos

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