Jordan Utley was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up as a member of the LDS church, which he has since left. This fact has had a deep impact on his daily life and work. The majority of his career has been focused on the moving image, resulting in many accolades and awards. In 2019, after several important lifestyle changes he redirected his focus to Documentary Photography. In hopes of creating more meaningful work.
In 2022, His work was featured in the non-fiction book "Out Here On Our Own: An Oral History of an American Boomtown". Published by the University of Nebraska Press. In 2023 his work is poised to feature in several photography publications, as he works towards the finalization of his first monograph.