Vanguard Ambassador Joel Robison is a conceptual portrait photographer based out of Cranbrook, British Columbia and currently living and working out of the UK. He's always loved the fantasy world created by the minds of Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, Jim Henson and many more, and he enjoys putting whimsical elements inspired by these role models into his work.
He often tells a story within his photographs that allows the viewer to experience an emotion, create their own story, or experience a glimpse into his ideas and dreams. He strongly believes in sending a positive message through art and in summer of 2013 he, along with 2 fellow photographers, created a non-profit workshop tour that took them across the United States over 2 months, teaching a portrait workshop to over 100 students. He was hired by Coca-Cola to participate as the lead photographer in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, capturing happiness in 90 countries over a 9 month period.
He got his start in photography due to a project called the 365 project, where he took a self portrait every day for a year. He thinks that self portraiture is an amazing way to express your emotions, your ideas, dreams and goals in a visual format.
See behind the scenes on how Joel created one of his iconic Halloween images here
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