Wow, he’s everyone I want to be. Smart, funny, talented, adorable, successful and a photographer doing what he loves and inspiring the pros around him.
Did I mention he’s like 19 years old? Did I mention he’s the guy that shot the infamous and oft impersonated Twilight poster?
Sessions With Joey L – Tutorial Preview from Joey L on Vimeo.
Joey has a couple of DVDs out with his tips, tricks and techniques and as with most photography tools, these videos are incredibly expensive. And yet, I’m tempted to scrounge around for the money to buy them. The two DVDs together will cost around $500! That’s pretty incredible.
Imagine an Annie Leibovitz that’s guy, that’s 19 years old but nearly every bit as important and successful in his field of photography. His is the style I’ve wanted to do since I got into art photography. Real winners are rare between while the market is flooded with fluff photographers not work the equipment they are carrying.
I hope to someday do the work of Joey, to be as successful, humble and passionate. I also hope that my current trip into architectural fine art photography isn’t a mistake. That my critique of educational institution isn’t a handicap for my art’s success.
I hope my love for the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf style of photography such as the works of Candida Höfer and Andreas Gursky can actively be incorporated with my adoration of Joey’s and Annie’s works.
This post started as a small plea for things to come together for me to arrive at having a set of Joey’s DVDs and wouldn’t you know it, now I’m questioning my recent vein of photography for the bigger picture.
On the internet and in business I market myself as a social media/marketing/PR guy. It’s what I do to pay the bills while simultaneously teaching photography both at the University and in my spare time at coffee shops, photo studios and over the Internet. But perhaps I’m not so off base. Joey does something similar. Perhaps I should look towards him as my inspiration in both my business and creative energies.
Would love your thoughts on all this, any of this. This blog is as much a teaching engine for me, as a vent for the good and bad and a tool for me to learn from my readers and contributors. Thanks for all you do for me.