Jaclyn Tyler Poeschl

Photographer. Filmmaker. Writer. Content creator. Educator. Believer in nice eye contact.


My love for stories and portraiture began with a love of faces when I was in high school. My mother was going through an illness and I would go with her wig shopping and studied how to help her with make up during her cancer treatment. This experience ultimately lead me to volunteer with the American Cancer Society's "Look Good Feel Better" program and become a part-time makeup artist early in my photography career. I fell in love with people's faces: expressions, reactions, emotions, and human connection. That's when I realized I will forever be searching for truth in people's portraits and their stories.

I've written, produced, and directed numerous films and love shooting cinematography for motion projects. My portrait work is influenced heavily by the color, tone, and narrative qualities of cinematography. Photography shoots are more or less an extension of my film directing:  there's always a rich story involved, even if we make it up as we go! Studying and practicing improvisational, sketch, and standup comedy in Milwaukee and Boston taught me that laughter and being relaxed always win. 

I have a degree in Fine Art Photography from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. and am currently getting my Masters Degree in Visual Studies from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. I was born and raised in the midwest, currently residing in Boston, MA and travel often for my freelance work.

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ABOUT the Dakota Lenox blog

The blog's name "Dakota Lenox" was created after I decided to pursue my Masters degree and took a nervous risk to move from Wisconsin to Boston, MA. Right away I wanted to begin a project that allowed me to listen to local stories and get to know my new neighbors. As I felt the newness and terrifying feeling of relocation I decided to keep a piece of my comforting Midwest values with me by naming the blog after the cross streets of my favorite apartment I was leaving in Milwaukee; Dakota Street and Lenox Street.

The purpose of the Dakota Lenox blog is to serve the arts community by uniquely and honestly sharing your story with a behind-the-scenes perspective to cultivate creativity. Whether you're a visual artist, writer, comic, musician, etc your story deserves to be told and your hard work appreciated. If you're interested in being a featured artist or have any general inquiries about the blog please visit the Community page and learn more about how you can get involved to help support Boston's local art community.

Recently published in: Ibbetson Street Literary Journal, The Somerville Times, Somerville Arts Council cultural list, Somerville Scout Magazine and Boston Voyager Online.



For advertising/sponsorship inquiries, email dakotalenoxphoto@gmail.com or send me an email directly via the form on this page.

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