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I'm still relatively new to being behind the camera, but no stranger to being in front of it. Having grown up with parents who worked as successful professional photographers, there was a spark of inspiration from the beginning. Cameras were always around during my youth and I became very comfortable with being photographed, early on. This set me up quite well for my modeling career which has granted me the opportunity to travel and shoot with some extremely gifted and renowned photographers.
I'm now ready to translate my experiences into something of my own...a blend of my life experiences and influences, thus far. I'm very excited to share my vision; how I see the world, with others.
Flickr has proven to be such a valuable outlet for feedback and inspiration. I am thrilled to be part of such a creative global community where ideas and encouragement flow.
Testimonials are welcome, but please, please no 'come to our group' messages without a valid comment. One good comment is worth a million faves.
Canon 5D Mark III w/ grip
Canon 5D Mark II w/ grip
Canon 24-105 F/4 L USM
Canon 70-200 2.8 L USM
Canon EF 85 1.8 USM
Canon EF 28-105 3.5-4.5 USM II
Canon EF 50 1.8 II
Canon EF 40mm 2.8 STM
Canon EF 50mm 1.4 USM
Lights & Mods:
580EX II Speedlight
Lumiquest Big Bounce (for flash)
3 Cyber Sync wireless triggers
36" Photek softlighter umbrella
3 x 4 Photoflex softbox
2 x 3 Photoflex softbox
500 w/s Elinchrom strobe
250 w/s Elinchrom strobe
A few 36" umbrellas
Elinchrom Minisoft -44 (18") beauty dish
Elinchrom Rotalux 70cm deep octa
Lowepro AW II Backpack
Pelican Case for Elinchroms
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"Joel is someone you want to take seriously.
We've never met in person, but I already know a great deal about him.
First, he has an eye for beauty, and that is the foundation every artist must begin with.
Second, and this is something that transcends mere personal taste, you can tell that he works hard at his photography. There is this sharpness to his images -- not just graphic, but also conceptual. Although we have never spoken on the subject, I am sure he is not afraid of throwing away the shots that aren't good enough for him. That's why his portfolio is solid.
Joel and I work in rather dissimilar modes and convey jarringly different notions through our work. My kind of output is markedly distant from his, but... I would like to flatter myself to think that we share a common grammar -- a visual grammar that demands strong composition and a concern with fundamentals -- and it is our diction that varies, not the language that we speak.
That we are so different, live so far apart and come from very different backgrounds is no reason why we should not admire each other.
I will end as I began.
Joel is someone you want to take seriously."
13th February, 2010
Rocio Montoya says:
"your work is simply amazing, I love your vision and your sensibility"
30th November, 2008
"Really nice work brother"
3rd September, 2008
- Joel Bedford
- January 2007
- Ottawa, Canada
- Ottawa, Canada
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Joel Bedford Photography