¡Hola! Welcome to the Bohemian Diaries! I’m Jessica Janoski, a travel photojournalist hailing from Minneapolis, MN and currently gallivanting around Bolivia where I live in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. I take it you’re interested in learning a thing or two about me, here’s what you need to know:
The Bohemian Diaries was born on the road somewhere between the beaches of Nicaragua and the depths of the Peruvian Amazon during my six-month travels through Central and South America in 2012. It began as a trip chronicle but truth be told, the backpacking lifestyle didn’t leave much energy for immediately reliving my experiences here on the web.
What you see now is a collection of my travel images past and present, current photography projects, and plenty of learn-it-from-me expat moments while I now call Bolivia home. It’s an eclectic mix of the professional with the personal.
Speaking of the personal, regardless of where I am in the world you will find me behind the camera, capturing the essence and culture of each place through a series of stories. Viewing the world from behind my lens is the most rewarding journey I have taken. It’s my passion and I’m fortunate to say I’m living my dream. Additionally, I’m the world’s worst snorkeler, a bookworm, curry-enthusiast, and Zumba junkie highly addicted to squats and booty shakes.
I earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Minnesota, concentrating in visual communication. The majority of my career has been with newspapers, having only recently left the newsroom for the “glamorous” life as a freelancer to pursue photography and my curiosity of social media. I dabble in print design and have been known to sit and stare at HTML code for hours with various projects.