After spending three years focusing on his personal work, Los Angeles based fashion photographer Joseph Tran is ready to put himself out there again. Seven years ago Joseph started his photography career establishing relationships with all the major agencies in Los Angeles just doing paid and unpaid testing. From there it branched out to Miami, New York and Paris, for which clients he still has a good relationship with.
Inspired by the works of Peter Lindbergh, Richard Avedon, Paolo Roversi and more recently Terry Richardson, he focuses on bringing the best out of those he work with on a more human level, rather then a technical level. “It speaks volumes when you can bring out sides of
your subject that most other photographers can’t and won’t even think about,” he says speaking of Richardson’s work. Another huge inspiration is award-winning Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai’s work. “I love the way he creates mood and drama. He inspires me to step outside the box when I’m composing and shooting a story.”
After having done a lot of commercial work, some of it being printed in magazines such as Marie Claire and Elle, he wishes to dedicate 2010 solely on fashion editorials. He explains; “It’s a busy year ahead, and i hope to continue to grow and learn. My philosophy is that no matter how long you’ve been in the business, the minute you stop learning and evolving, it’s the moment you cease to grow and become stale.”
I personally love his work, and I’m very excited to feature it on the blog. Also, being presented in this collection of photos, is up and coming model Samantha Gradoville. She recently opened/closed for Prada during the Milan F/W10, and will soon be in several editorials for Vogue. So, two names to remember for the nearest future, fashion photographer Joseph Tran, and model Samatha Gradoville:
Check out the rest of Joseph’s amazing work here.