Justin Alexander Bartels has loved photography his whole life. As an adolescent, he was always out with a camera snapping photos and creating images. Asa young adult, he expanded his knowledge of photography at the Art Center College of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography + Imaging. Interested in exploring the close relationship between art and science, he attained a second degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University of San Marcos.
His education has driven him to become an expert of image making, continually pushing both himself and his images. Justin loves the challenge of new projects, he is motivated by the excitement of researching the aesthetics, their application during the shoot, and the final retouching to complete the image. Every image he creates is a journey, from its inception to its creation and completion.
His relationship with his subjects allows Justin and those he photographs to work together and compose an incredible image. As an athlete and fashion connoisseur himself, he knows how to push an athlete to their physical limits, but he can also create an undeniably unique fashion image. Capturing movement and action at its rawest is a true passion of Justin’s. From fashion to sport, everything is within reach of his field of view.
Justin has worked with a wide variety of clientele in the fashion and sport industries. Some brands include En Banc LTD, GUSTTO, Vandhero, Dita, Brooks Running, Tao of Man, Olympic athletes for Elite Level Sport Marketing, DanyelleWolf com, Fabrika Monet, and many more.