About Josh Was Here
The Mission of Josh Was Here, LLC is to connect people by communicating stories through imagery that inspire courage and motivate a wanderlust for adventure, exploration, and discovery.
It is through communication that we create a bridge of understanding in order to resolve conflict. We communicate, or transmit, ideas not just with speech and writing, but with our actions and behavior, our self-image and representation, and by reacting to our perceptions. We're all just people, man. Be excellent to each other, and pay it forward.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, and born in 1992. I am fortunate to have had the privilege of travel all my life, yet it never feels to be enough. I often say that I have been to a lot of places and have seen a lot of things, I have met a lot of people and have done a lot of stuff. I have visited 29 American States, 20 European countries, China, and some of the Caribbean including Jamaica. In 2012 I began to travel independently and use manual-exposure digital cameras. Since then, I have started my own business for my photography, and am in pursuit of having my work pay for itself so that I may do this full-time. I have spent a lot of time getting comfortable outside of my comfort zone and getting used to getting used to new things. I know that the more that I know, the more that I know that I don't know anything at all.
I never really miss home anymore. I know I'll get back there eventually. I'm more concerned with the peoples, places, things, and experiences I may not get twice. I'm always excited for the adventure and doing things that people back home only fantasize about and never act on. I'm always trying to get away from home. There's more out there for me than Metro Detroit.
About the Images
The "photograph" is a recording of light: photo [light] - graph [drawn or written]. The photograph, or exposure, is a measurement, or scaling, of light taken from a moment in time. In color photography, it can be thought of as the gradation of hues across the visible light spectrum; in monochrome photography, as a contrast in intensity of direct visible light. Overall, photographic images are "paintings of light within a frame". What is within the frame is everything, what is outside of the frame is nothing.
The photographs exhibited on this website were captured as they happened with digital equipment. Images were not "photoshoped" or abridged to add or remove unwanted or unnecessary artifacts, but they are processed, developed, and enhanced using Adobe Lightroom. All photography is genuine; and all edits and adjustments are respective to elements such as crop, color, exposure, contrast, clarity, etc.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website.
I hope that you enjoy my photography, and have perhaps found inspiration to pursue a new knowledge and experience to broaden your life and perspective.
If we have met each other somewhere out there in the world, or if you have discovered one of my cards left behind in my journeys, please find me on Facebook or Instagram (links in bottom-right corner) to send me a message, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you.
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