I'm Joel, I live in a valley in British Columbia's Rocky Mountains, as close to the forest as I could possibly be!
I love to run, bike, jump, eat and create and I hope that you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it!
You can purchase prints at my Etsy shop here:
- Flickr Friday 14,404 photos, 22,577 members
- Wonder Weeks 44 photos, 37 members
- Aloha Flickr 14 photos, 7 members
- The Wild Ones Intern Contest 13 photos, 122 members
- 2014 Copa Coca-Cola 0 photos, 2 members
- Let's Get Creative 2,019 photos, 1,077 members
- The Wild Ones Workshop Tour 210 photos, 208 members
- Northwest Flickr Gathering 2013 64 photos, 18 members
- Oregon Gathering 2013 179 photos, 43 members
- March Mini Meetup 2013 39 photos, 10 members
- Concept Collaboration 2013 419 photos, 166 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 51,306 photos, 5,477 members
- Los Angeles Flickr Gathering 2012/2013 230 photos, 41 members
- Secret Santa 2012 42 photos, 18 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,961 photos, 6,670 members
- Canadian Thanksgiving Meetup 21 photos, 8 members
- Vancouver Meetup 94 photos, 13 members
- Midwest Flickr Gathering 2012 255 photos, 29 members
- David Suzuki 30x30 Challenge 5,018 photos, 1,363 members
- Project 104 856 photos, 153 members
- One Day Without Shoes 2012 1,534 photos, 853 members
- vegetarian-project 0 photos, 27 members
- Digital SLR Photography Magazine 184,528 photos, 8,550 members
- Daily photo challenges 2,072 photos, 151 members
- 100 Quotes Project 292 photos, 149 members
- February's Alphabet Fun: 2012 Edition 689 photos, 42 members
- .Get Inspired! Magazine 9,584 photos, 442 members
- 100 WORDS 1,746 photos, 175 members
- The Coca-Cola Company 7,728 photos, 3,124 members
- Challenges Universe (reloaded) - on facebook! 383 photos, 2,457 members
- Fairy Tales of the Mind 304 photos, 86 members
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- We're Here! 14,770 photos, 577 members
- Toy Photo Monthly Theme Challenge 2,628 photos, 419 members
- TOMS Shoes 1,650 photos, 951 members
- "Capture the Spirit" Photo Contest 2011 465 photos, 20 members
- Nature Nerds 34,014 photos, 1,671 members
- 100 Days Of Summer - 2011 627 photos, 42 members
- STYLE, SHOOT AND RUN! 15 photos, 40 members
- The I am Beautiful Project. 204 photos, 568 members
- February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition 798 photos, 53 members
- Project SoulPancake 587 photos, 373 members
- Item Collaboration 1,678 photos, 257 members
- CC Photography WWF Charity Fundraiser 3 photos, 44 members
- Photo A Day - Xmas Style 381 photos, 79 members
- The Teleidoscope - closed 3,947 photos, 1,176 members
- 101010 - Flickr Project 5,457 photos, 1,766 members
- Collaborations Across the Miles 65 photos, 8 members
- bike snobs 106 photos, 10 members
- Painted Tree Lovers <3 113 photos, 35 members
Cassie Charity says:
"You are such a huge inspiration to me, probably one of the many reason why I wanted to keep doing photographer. You have such beautiful images, and you can see in them that you really take your time and effort with every photograph you create. Truly outstanding. I will always be a huge fan of your work. (:"
April 1st, 2013
"As stereotypical as it is in my Art I used to depend way too much on my mood. Or on the weather. Or on the dark side of the mood. I sometimes used to wake up and just not feel like creating something.
Then I would check the updates of my Flickr contacts and see Joel's work and I would feel ashamed for being way too lazy. Every single one of Joel's daily uploads is a stimulus to get up and get creative!
Not even a single day must be wasted! It blows my mind how he manages to come up with so many creations, at times completely different stylistically, at times with really intricate editing and manipulation, however always whimsical, entertaining and inspiring.
Where does he get all the energy, all the creativity? I guess he IS the Boy Wonder after all. Thank you, Joel!"
January 9th, 2013
Diego Chavarro says:
I've been following your work for a long time, and I must sat that I'm amazed. Every photo you upload is so creative and every photo has a "message". Really admire it from you. You give so much inspiration to everyone who sees your work, cause you've loads of great ideas that I wouldn't even think of.
Keep it up, I'll always follow and like your work!
all the best
September 30th, 2012
Mary Jo. says:
"Wow - so many testimonials, but every single one is well deserved!
Joel. Joel, Joel, Joel. Let me just start by saying I would be honored to have half the brains he does. Half the artistic skill. Half the editing skills. For goodness sakes, correct me if I'm wrong but I believe this is his fourth consecutive 365. Yet...not only does he NEVER MISS A DAY, each photo, every day, is 100% original and completely mind-blowing. Joel's creativity never ceases to astound me and he is definitely one of my very favorite photographers.
Your perseverance and talent is so inspiring, Joel! Never stop taking pictures, ever.
May 7th, 2012
Ethan Coverstone says:
"Joel's stream has been a continuous source of inspiration for me from the moment that I stumbled upon it. Joel's dedication to his craft, his creative nature, and his adventuring spirit have helped inspire all of us Flickrites from around the world. Not only are you one of the most awesome photographers on Flickr, you are also one of the nicest. Your willingness to help others and answer questions is remarkable, and your honesty and kindness will take you far in this life. I guarantee it!
Joel, please don't ever stop doing what you're doing! Watching you follow your dreams has absolutely inspired me to continue to follow mine!
Wishing only the best for you in your art and in your life!
February 3rd, 2012
"this testimonial is very long over due... Joel is without a doubt one of my favorite artists on flickr. Every photo he posts is inspiring, every single one. They have some of the most creativity I've ever seen and they are all executed so well and are all unique. My favorite part is always looking for little hidden details, because that's really why your work is so cool, there's always something new to discover inside them.
I was heartbroken when your latest 365 was completed, sad that I won't see your beautiful photos everyday. I can't wait to see more from you! And also, you deserve every favorite, comment and explored you get. :)"
December 3rd, 2011
nikki chicoine. says:
"Joel is probably the most inspirational person on Flickr. He constantly produces a new and more amazing concept each and every day and his technical photographic and processing skills improve as the photographs progress. Jaw dropping, intensified, and unique work has quickly made Joel one of my favorite photographers in the online community."
November 14th, 2011
Håvard Hole says:
"Joel. Really a boy with a wonderful mind. His creativity is always so stunning, and everyday he comes up with something more that outclasses the work he did the previous days. I admire how this mans mind works, he is so creative!
If you haven't seen his work, and instead of looking at his stunning art are reading this, you should just stop now and go look at his stream. He inspires me, he makes me wanna do some crazy creative stuff, and it is just amazing for how long I can look at his photos wondering how he did it, but not at least how he came up with the idea to the photo.
Keep up your good work, and take good care of your creative mind, it is just amazing!
November 7th, 2011
"Joel is a huge inspiration to anyone who looks at his pictures. each of his pictures has its own wonderful simplicity that is sure to put a smile on anyone's face.
I just wish I had seen them sooner."
October 1st, 2011
"There are some Flickr members so good that it's hard to praise them without sounding like repetitive noise. Joel is one of those members. His photostream is just that; a stream of consciousness and conscience, creativity and wonder. Each of his efforts transforms real life into a better world, where I want to deposit myself and watch him work. There is no better testimonial than witnessing his masterpieces yourself."
September 19th, 2011
Hammonton Photography says:
"I couldn't agree more with most of the testimonials on here.. You're brilliant, pure genius. Every single day that you post a new image it's never familiar but always fresh and something new, but always 100% YOU. You have your own style which is phenomenal.
You have been a serious inspiration to me, you truly have. I can't even begin to explain how much I look up to what you do, I admire it 100%.
Although I'm kind of strapped for time at the moment and my 365 is sort of at a stand still for now, you make me want to put everything off- get up- go out- and do some!
I really honestly and truly believe that there is no one more talented on flickr than yourself. Don't ever stop doing what you do, you have been a real inspiration to so many people including myself..
I always look forward to viewing your work!"
August 19th, 2011
Emily Christine. says:
"Joel, I just went through a large amount of your photography and I kept thinking to myself, "my god, this man is absolutely brilliant". I'm serious, you've got to be one of the most amazing artists on here, and basically, I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, even if it is through flickr. Your work isn't the same old thing we see day after day, it's fresh and it's completely you. I always know when it's your work, you've got this touch I've never seen before, this sensitivity to detail and that's what makes it brilliant. You never leave a photo without the perfect touch. I just wanted to let you know how absolutely beautiful you were, as an artist, and a person.
August 10th, 2011
AFS~ photography says:
"Boy Wonder is by far my favorite photographer Its like his photos are right out of a child's imagination. There so creative and are incredibly inspiring. His Imagination is what makes his photos breathtaking and captivating. His photos inspire me to become a better photographer. I hope that one day i will be as a amazing photographer as he is. Boy Wonder truly is a wonder. He is one of those individuals that stand out and you can tell that by his photos. Thank you Boy Wonder for inspiring me to be a better photographer!!!! ~Ally"
July 12th, 2011
Kiara Rose says:
He is talented beyond anyones expectations. He is so intune with his creativity and he creates the most amazing pieces of art. I seriously say this and mean it whole-heartedly, he amazes me and inspires me. Most definitely one of, if not my favourite contacts on flickr.
Thank you Joel for inspiring me, you're amazing and deserve every comment, every explore, every favourite, every view, every testimonial. You'll get very far"
July 3rd, 2011
♥KatB Photography♥ says:
"I may not always comment like I should but I'm always viewing. Honestly? Joel is one of the most inspiring people on flickr. He always amazes me with his constant flow of creativity and flawless self portraits. I only wish one day I can have half as much imagination and talent as he does!
Keep up the good work Joel! Though I may not always be commenting, know I view your images EVERY day :)"
June 23rd, 2011
Closed - says:
"Joel is :
a real arstist, in every sense of the word meaning, I am a big fan of his photostream .. and his great ideas ,
Since I knew his profile, and every day I watch his updates,, Interested in the smallest details .. There's no note ;)
[ in Arabic ] :
فنان حقيقي , بكل ما تحمله الكلمة من معنى
وانا من أشد المعجبين لما لديه .. وبأفكاره خصوصــاً
اتمنى لك المزيد والمزيد ..
I wish you more and more,"
May 15th, 2011
Alyssa Zoé Amaro says:
"Joel is an amazing artist. Every single time I log in to flickr, he's one of the first contacts I honestly look for. He has a particular point of view and talent, no matter if his pictures are extremely processed or almost/completely SOOC, he drops my jaw, make me smile and give me more than a thousand ideas in just the flash of a second.
Thanks, for everything you've done. And please, don't ever stop shooting! :) xx"
May 9th, 2011
"There are exactly four things in this world that make me crazy happy: chocolate, yodelling, the world pomplemousse, and Joel. I literally thrive off of his daily photos. I can't go to sleep without stalkerishly staring at his stream for an hour. Yes, it's an addiction, yes I've been interventioned, but you know what? Joel is worth the craziness, because he is a photography supergod. I honestly believe that when he was a baby his mother dipped him into the River Styx. Long Story short, he inspires me. He is my photography idol, and I hope hope hope hope hope that I will be just as good as him one day :)"
May 8th, 2011
"what hasn't already been said about the wonder that IS joel??
his creativity is REDONKULOUS. just when i think he's outdone himself, he outdoes himself the NEXT. DAY.
i want to watch him edit his photos every single time i look at them, then steal his ideas too :P"
February 5th, 2011
She was Anouk says:
"I can't find a reason to why I haven't yet wrote something in here. I'm so speechless about your work at all times, I'm always in such a conflict of words, and I can't seem to find the right ones for you. You are indeed one of the few people in this community I feel deeply attached to. You were (and are) my truly inspiration which gave me strength to start my own project. I've been following your work much before I even register on Flickr, and it's been such a pleasure to be able to receive such kindness and friendship from you. You changed my perspective on such communities and showed me that friendship can be found in the least expected places. Thank you so much for inspiring me to become much better, not only as a photographer, but as a person. You heart is so beautiful, and your art shows it. I can't help but follow in love with the person you are every single day, because the strength of your energy follows me even when you're on the other side of the world. You are deeply, deeply gifted and I even think that you don't even know how much gifted you truly are. Thank you so much Joel for your kindness, passion and for you heart."
January 28th, 2011
Paguma / Darren says:
"It would be very difficult to do Joel's work justice in a testimonial, especially one written by me. Even a random sampling of his stream will indicate the sort of talent you are dealing with. Joel is not merely a talented photographer but he's an artist, in every sense. He can make things out of paper, clay or whatever other materials he has. He can incorporate them into a photo seamlessly and create magic. I especially love the joyful enthusiasm he portrays in his work. There are very few people on Flickr with as much diverse talent as Joel."
January 3rd, 2011
Hayden Lihou says:
"I have been watching Joel's (Boy_Wonder's) work for a while now and I have learnt he never fails to impress! He always creates extremely inspiring and original images and quite often they have great meaning behind them. In my opinion Joel is one of the best artists on flickr! I look forward to see what else he produces.
Keep up the good work Joel!"
October 27th, 2010
A Boy Named Austin. says:
"The way you edit makes me happy!
Will you one day edit my photo!?
October 12th, 2010
"You´re an ispiration for me man.
September 2nd, 2010
Phillip Schumacher says:
"Joel is the best!
When I first saw his stream I was shocked how amazing it was. I never worked with photoshop before but from the moment saw his stream I knew that I wanted to do something like this. Joel is able to create things like nobody can. His work is ispiring, magical and amazing. His concept are always great and often remember myself being still a child, wich is amazing. Joel really gave me the ambition doing something I never done before, and I am really thankfull for that!
Joel, don't ever stop being such an insparation! I adore you."
August 7th, 2010
PAn ~ says:
"I love all of your photos ~ they're truly inspiring and dreamy. Especially those with Disney theme, because I love Disney, too XD
I was super happy when I received your gifts, you're more friendly and kind than I expected :)
Happy to be your friend :D
May 7th, 2010
"Here's to Joel, a true Boy Wonder! His positive loving attitude is a true inspiration to me. Not to mention his energetic, storytelling and photography! And did I mention he lives in a fairytale forrest?
Thank you for being a friend!"
May 6th, 2010
Kenzie Bailey says:
"Even before I started using Flickr I was inspired by Boy_Wonder's photos. A real artist puts a piece of them into every piece of art, he does this very well. I feel like I get a glimpse into his creative mind with each picture. I am very inspired and encouraged by Boy_Wonder's work, and I've learned a lot from watching his Photostream. No matter how bad my day might have been, there's always a motivational or funny photo to cheer me up. Thanks so much!"
May 5th, 2010
It's life Jim.... says:
"Joel is one of the most creative, funny and gentle people that I have come across on flickr. I look forward to seeing his magical images every day, especially those with his wonderful handmade cardboard props."
May 5th, 2010
""Boy Wonder" is a fitting name. His photostream is full of inspired and creative shots. He takes great care in his ideas and the execution of them, and I am always amazed at what appears in his stream. He is truly skilled at photo manipulation, creating images that are seamless, beautiful, and fun. Some take me back to childhood memories, some are fanciful, and some are just plain funny. Well done, Wonder Boy. Keep them coming."
May 3rd, 2010
Austin Sullivan says:
"Boy Wonder truly is a wonder! His pictures are amazing and so creative. He is such an inspiration and was one of the few people who inspired me to start my 365, I thank him for that. He is also so artist with his cardboard creations. So cute and colorful, i love them."
May 1st, 2010
Adrian Navarro says:
"Wow, where to start. Joel's photography is filled with life from a whole different universe. His photos may be straight forward put they keep you thinking for days wondering how the hell did he do that. And it seems every week, his photos are getting better and better. I say keep up the amazing work because your work inspires me to continue to do photography:)"
January 27th, 2010
"I do not know Boy_Wonder.. But Joel's stream of images... seems to be almost a stream of conciousness where all his wildest dreams appear on the page(s) in front of us. With what appears to be a limitless costume and prop facility at his disposal Boy_Wonder never ceases to amaze and entrance."
January 7th, 2010
Alex Shahmiri says:
"I am going to keep this short.
Joel is one of the few people that I have ever been able to say has the heart and creativity of a child (in the best way possible). He seems like a pure individual with a great heart and mind, and I'm glad that he shares it on here."
January 1st, 2010
"I cannot even begin to understand how one comes in to the amount of creativity Boy_Wonder has.
His concepts and ideas are always so incredibly unique! No word of a lie when I say everytime he uploads I am in awe. His imagination is absolutely endless, pulling out ideas I never would have dreamed of.
Absolutely brilliant, and such a huge inspiration to me!
(and I really can't get enough of those Wall-E pictures!)
December 18th, 2009
Zack Ahern says:
"Joel's work is probably one of the most easily recognized by the Flickr community. It has a certain style that cannot be recreated and his creativity seems to know no bounds. I think that his photostream literally might be one of the funnest to view on Flickr. Keep up the awesome work bud you're an inspiration to all of us!"
December 9th, 2009
"Joel is by far one of the most creative photographers here on Flickr. His photographs honestly take you to 'a whole new world', one where you want to be a 'part of that world', sort of like 'a world of his own', similar to a place called 'Neverland'. You're one of my favorites, Joel. Never stop! You're the best, thanks for everything. I cannot wait for our friendship to build stronger. P.S. Did you catch my Disney puns? Haha."
September 14th, 2009
"Joel has one of the most unique styles on flickr. You can immediately recognize his shots by the whimsical feel, the polaroid-esque processing, and the utterly rad handmade props. Whether he's taking self portraits on the top of mountains or sitting quietly on a log with a family of cardboard animals, he never ceases to make me smile. His shots have been a constant source of inspiration during my 365 and I don't even think he realizes just how truly awesome he is."
September 1st, 2009
Zee Anna! says:
"joel is an excellent photographer. its like a burst of fresh air when i look on his stream, all his photos have meaning and expressive statements that are for the better of the world. he inspires me to be a better person just through all his photos. thanks so much joel, the world needs more people like you!"
August 18th, 2009
"I have three words for Boy_Wonder: You. Are. FABULOUS!"
June 12th, 2009
"I don't write testimonials. Even this one is coerced. No, it's not what you're thinking. If I was to write a testimonial however, Boy_Wonder would be an obvious candidate, as his photostream is always a source of inspiration. His creativity knows no bounds and he has a keen sense for those charming little details."
April 23rd, 2009
"Photos intertwining the magic of studio arts (with his amazing handmade props) and photography, Joel consistently produces great art. He has imaginative and whimsical work that I always look forward to seeing!"
April 22nd, 2009
Jimsy Jampots says:
"There isn't a single shot of his that I don't absoloutely adore. He's talented and quirky, and his shots reflect both of these. One of my favourite contacts."
April 5th, 2009
"A truly original voice! I love seeing Joel's thumbnails pop up in my contacts because I know he's going to make me smile. His images are infused with kindness, optimism and a sense of wonder....like yoga for the soul :)"
March 28th, 2009
"Joel is one CREATIVE individual! His ideas constantly amaze me and I look forward to seeing what he is going to come up with each and every day. He is an inspiration."
March 28th, 2009
"Boy Wonder is a fantastic artist and photographer. I look forward to seeing his stream everyday as he always has incredibly creative takes on themes. He has a very unique style."
March 28th, 2009
"I love Joel's photographs. They draw me in every time...they are funny, sometimes deceptively simple and clean but always fabulous ;)"
March 28th, 2009
"Joel's photos are always creative and compelling. I'm honored to have him as a friend here in flickrland.
Thanks for the inspiration!
March 9th, 2009
Loving Earth says:
"Boy Wonder is a little ball of creativity, originality and energy - it comes through in everything he does from first concept through to perfect, planned execution. I love it. He has such a light, fun touch. I am awed by that mixture: vision, high standards and a sense of humour.
Keep it coming Boy Wonder!"
November 24th, 2008
London Lens says:
"Boy_Wonder has an amazing photostream. His pictures, no matter what the subject all have the same wonderfully quirky, almost retro style and always put a smile on my face. A real gem."
October 29th, 2008
"There's so much creativity and thought that goes into Joel's shots. I'm always impressed by the processing and time that must have gone into his pictures. I could probably learn a thing or two, which is what keeps me looking at these wonderful photos!"
October 26th, 2008
"My personal wonderboy!
My first collaborator! my scrabble~playing buddy!
It's been such fun watching Joel's 365 grow!
A super sweet, fun, creative, and talented friend!
I'm so happy to have made his acquaintance!"
October 26th, 2008
- Joel Robison
- March 2005
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Joel Robison Photography