Joey L. is a Canadian commercial photographer, director and published author based in Brooklyn, New York.
A sensitive observer of endangered cultures and traditions, Joey travels the globe creating dramatic portraits while giving the viewer a powerful insight into his subjects’ lives. His photo series range from Brooklyn, New York to Siberut, Indonesia; proof of an artist equally comfortable with the familiar and the exotic.
His work is cinematic and contemporary – a fine art portrait approach to subjects once only seen in photojournalistic styles.
SELECT COMMERCIAL CLIENTS:
National Geographic Channel, Lavazza, Coca-Cola, Verizon, Nickelodeon, History Channel, Lifetime, FX Channel, Smirnoff, Pennzoil, Kawasaki, Summit Entertainment, Forbes, Services for the Underserved, The Government of Abu Dhabi, JWT, Doner, McGarry Bowen, Upshot, Cimarron Group,
“Joey L. is an entirely new breed of photographer who brings photojournalism to the fine art arena. The dignity and beauty that he portrays in peoples of rapidly vanishing cultures are incredibly important in getting their message out to the world.” —Dr. Peter Keller, President, Bowers Museum
“These exquisite images evoke in the most powerful and glorious way the place of origin of all humanity. From Africa, 40,000 years ago, our human ancestors began their great journey and within 2500 generations carried the human imagination to every corner of the habitable world. ” —Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer, Ethnobotanist, Anthropologist, Author
“Joey L’s subjects present themselves with an artistry which bridges the gap between them and the viewer. We see their frailty, and their pride and resilience in confronting our myopia, which condemns them as backward, dispensable, and moribund ‘primitives’. Joey L’s art penetrates their exoticism and shows us the sheer beauty of our shared humanity, with all its tragedy and hope.” —Stephen Corry, Director, Survival International
“The images are breath taking and this collection is alive with the all universal vibrations of our existence” —DMC, Musician