Self portrait with my Mamiya RB67, a medium format film camera which uses 120mm roll film in the 6x7cm frame size. The camera was made around half a century ago.

Hi! I'm Justin Lowery, and I find amazingly beautiful places to photograph and share with you.

Background

I have been creating artwork through the medium of photography for about 12 years, over which time I have produced over 2 million exposures. I've worked with digital compact, Micro 4/3rds, APS-C, 35mm digital, 35mm film, 645 & 6x7 medium format film, and 4x5 large format film and tend to select the best tool for the job.

For about 5 years from 2005 - 2010, I did professional wedding, engagement, portrait, & commercial photography. People flew me all over North America to photograph weddings, engagements, food, products & events. Eventually, I tired of the excessive stress of the photographic industry, which had drained all of the joy from work I was deeply passionate about. So I made the decision to migrate out of that industry and back into web and graphic design as a profession. A couple of years went by, and I realized I deeply missed photography. I needed to create work as a form of artistic expression or feel a perpetual existential void where the regular, prolific creation of meaningful art belonged. So I finally bought a new set of gear, this time optimized around nature photography - which had drawn me into photography in the first place - and began to create work again, this time with a renewed sense of focus, purpose, and meaning. This has led me on a long journey and a series of incredibly memorable adventures in the pursuit of creating images.

Intrepid 4x5" Field Camera with Schneider-Kreuznach 90mm ƒ/8 Super-Angulon lens mounted on the front standard. This camera was made by hand specifically for me at a small workshop in England in 2016.

At the end of 2015, after much contemplation on the direction and aesthetic of my work, I made the decision to switch back to film from digital. I'd been working exclusively digitally for the past 8 years, having started out on 35mm film. This decision had many facets. I prefer the natural aesthetic of film, the way it forces quality through cost, the way it slows me down, and the way it creates a separation between the creation and consumption of an image, which forces perspective and eliminates bias. I currently work almost exclusively with a 4x5" Field Camera, which you can see below.

The longer I work in the medium of photography, the more I realize I have yet to learn. Just when you think you have it figured out, you meet another artistic photographer who makes you realize just how little you really know. Photography is a life-long journey and something you may never truly master. Just enjoy the journey. It never ends - and I wouldn't want it to!

Recognition

My images and interviews have been featured in the following international publications, including two-page spreads and front cover features:

  • Popular Photography Magazine
  • American Photo Magazine
  • Popular Science Magazine
  • Landscape Photography Magazine

The images and interviews have also been seen by hundreds of thousands of people on the websites and social media platforms of these publications, and millions through my own channels.

My work has also been recognized and featured by the following companies in various promotional materials for their cameras and other products:

  • Canon, Inc.
  • Fujifilm, Inc.
  • The Intrepid Camera Co.

Additionally, I have received numerous awards for my images over the years from a wide variety of publications and communities.

inquiries

If you have questions about a print that isn't listed on the site, such as one in a larger or smaller size, a different aspect ratio, or a different print medium, you may email me directly with the name of the print you'd like, and any other details or inquiries at justin@justinlowery.com. Custom prints can be made on virtually any material, in virtually any size, just ask for a quote and I will get back to you promptly.

Licensing is also available for commercial uses on some images. Please email proposals or licensing inquiries to: justin@justinlowery.com.