Alysse Gafkjen is an American portrait photographer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the guest featured in episode 90 of the podcast. Alysse’s work is featured in publications around the world, and has served as the artwork for countless albums and promotional content for musicians of all genres. Learn more about her in another post, 19 Questions for Alysse Gafken, or by visiting

A native of Ohio, Alysse received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design. She began her professional career in New York City as an assistant art director and photographer for various arts and fashion companies. Alysse’s dedication to the arts community and commitment to the collaboration and development of artists’ visual expression is what makes her work distinct.