Kessler was born, lives, and works in Massachusetts. He holds a Bachelors Degree in filmmaking and a Masters in Photography both from the Massachusetts College of Art. This series, "Lead and Silver" is a photographic exploration around the theme of gun culture. The title evokes both process and content by naming the two heavy metals separately integral to each. The work examines the visual traces and testimonies of the theme's related objects through the forms of ragged voids, the silhouetted indentations of protective and presentation packaging, and the transformation of found imagery and spent byproducts.