Joseph N. Tran

Optics

Going beyond the illusion of what we see, and how it’s perceived, is often one of the major points of developing our own vision. 


In the context of shooting, take notice of your model’s strengths and weaknesses. Figure out how versatile they can be, and don’t be afraid to share those ideas with them. It takes time and practice, but you can develop a better eye for what will work for any occasion. 


The versatility of Tay.


Muse

A person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.


Forever my muse, Kassi.


Vision

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”  -Carl Jung


Beautiful Tina.




Yesterday

I get asked a lot of questions and thought this would be a fun one to answer:


Q. “If you could photograph any model from the past, who would it be, and why?”


A. Easy, Christy Turlington in her prime, hands down. 


I’m deeply inspired by all the photographers and models of this era. When it comes to models though, Christy Turlington, is always at the top of the list for me. I can safely say, she’s my all time favorite model, and one I would love to shoot. For me, she embodies the flowing grace of elegance and beauty. Simply stated, she’s just a timeless classic. I’m naturally drawn to eyes when choosing who I want to photograph. Her eyes are so captivating, breathtaking, and so alluring. I haven’t even mentioned her versatility. Whether it’s beauty, body, or avant-garde, she would fit the mold so perfectly, for everything I would love to shoot.


Wanderlust

I long to get away. I miss the open air, the ocean breeze, and the discovery of new adventures. There is hope that things will settle down. Eventually, life will reach a point of stability again. I tell this to myself each day.


Alex the mermaid.


Zen

Amidst the chaos and anger, a calming presence will soothe the soul.


A moment with Ludi.


Heartbreaker

The best apples are at the top of the tree. Rotten apples drop to the bottom. Reach a bit, and aim high. Don’t settle for what has dropped and has been left behind. If you’re going to get your heart broken, make sure that it’s from something well worth the heartache, and your best efforts.


Rose and her apple.



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