Joey L. is a 23 year-old photographer with an incredible, distinctive style, and a pretty impressive portfolio (His client list includes Verizon, Nickelodeon, History Channel, A&E, Coca-Cola, Kawasaki, National Geographic Channel, and many more). Chances are you’re familiar with his work (even if you don’t already know it). Joey defines his style as, “Cinematic Portrait Photography”. He states: “My work combines classic influences such as that of the Dutch master painters, with references to contemporary themes from film and television.”
In his latest book, Photographing Shadow and Light, Joey takes the reader “behind-the-lens” on 16 photo sessions. Throughout the book Joey L. shares anecdotes, techniques, lighting diagrams, and postproduction notes for over 70 of his stunning portraits. Joey also writes about his background, how and why he became a photographer, and how he balances his commercial work with his artistic portraiture that isn’t produced for commercial gain.
Here at YM&C we’re big fans of Joey L.’s work, and this book is a rare inside look at how a piece of art comes to be. Not only is it interesting to see how his photos are constructed and designed, but the book also serves as a unique guide for aspiring artists and photographers who are learning how to create their own masterpieces. Keep this book in mind for yourself, or as a gift for friends who love photography or are photographers themselves!
Check out YM&C’s recent Q&A with Joey L. here!
*This post is sponsored by Crown Publishing Group