Heather Conley began taking pictures when given her first camera at age seven. After learning that she could not join the boy scouts with her brothers, Heather chose to occupy her time with photography instead.
Self-taught, Heather launched her career in the early 1990's. Her intimate and compelling portraits have appeared in Rolling Stone, Time, W, Interview, and Poets & Writers and in national advertising campaigns for Merrill Lynch, JVC, and Bill Blass Time Pieces.
Photographing musicians off-stage has long been a part of Heather’s personal work and resulted in a significant contribution to the documentary film “Golden Days,” about the Damnwells, a band she’d photographed from its inception.
About Heather’s photographs, art producer Caitlan Ravin has said, “she really captures the essence of each of her subjects...there's a quietness that allows the viewer to really see the subject. It's an experience to view her portfolio, her images are honest and downright beautiful.”
Heather is currently taking a break from professional photography to pursue a graduate degree in criminal justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She currently resides in Brooklyn and works at the National Network for Safe Communities.
(Portrait by Ethan Hill)