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Joseph is originally from Sheffield and is currently studying a BA in Photography at the Manchester School of Art.

Joseph taught himself how to use a camera during his gap year and began free-lancing for modelling agencies, to build up a strong portfolio. He would describe his practice as a fine art approach to fashion photography, using his background and experience within the theatre to create dramatic stories and surreal characters within his images. The work he creates is always influenced in some way by fashion, as that is what interests him as a creative.

Last year Joseph won the Eizo 2017 award for photography for his images entitled ‘Atelophobia’ – the fear of not being good enough, which prompted him to create work which explores our societies misconceptions surrounding the ideal beauty image. He is currently working on a project entitled ‘The Question of beauty’, which aims to showcase the beauty in diversity.

Joseph spent the summer on a placement at Rankin studios in London, getting the chance to learn and assist the legendary photographer John Rankin Waddell. There he experienced a true example of industry life and made some great industry contacts.

Recently Joseph was asked to cover London Fashion week for Hunger Magazine and published six times, covering the shows of Richard Malone, Alistair James and Sophia Webster.

Joseph’s work

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Joseph’s work

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