Joe La'Val

Joe La'Val

PhotographerEpsom, United Kingdom
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Joe La'Val

Joe La'Val

PhotographerEpsom, United Kingdom
About me
An emerging documentary and portrait photographer based just outside of London. I have a keen interest in peoples identity, culture, and sociopolitical issues. insta: @joelaval
  • TFP Shoot 1
    TFP Shoot 1A small shoot to build up my fashion portrait portfolio. The focus was a natural looking shoot using nothing but sunlight.
  • Christmas Day
    Christmas DayAfter my brother received his first camera for Christmas, he was desperate to go out and shoot in our local park. Of course I had to document our day together.
  • There is a House on Fire
    There is a House on FireThis ongoing documentary project looks into the political anxiety that the UK faces today; with the process of Brexit and the recent general election, the public is now in a divisive state. I decided to approach this topic with a diaristic and observational style, each image portraying the fear, confusion and mistrust we are experiencing together.
  • 'Untitled'
    'Untitled'Ongoing project. Since moving away from home, I wanted to explore more around Hatfield in Hertfordshire. All images are shot on 35mm black and white film.
  • A Better Place
    A Better PlaceFor a photography assignment given at my uni, I was tasked to produce and present 2 portraits that reflected the model in their own way. My subject went through a devastating period a few years ago but he feels he is in a much better place than before. I wanted to use a chiaroscuro lighting style to portray a tough place he experienced: surrounded by nothing but darkness. After he went travelling, he found that the was able to let go of this trauma and embrace life, hence the second portrait. Th
  • Caitlin
    CaitlinPortraits used for mock up magazine cover, DPS and standalone page. Main focus was capturing natural beauty using soft lighting, with little to no facial retouching.
Work history
    Student ProctorUniversity of Hertfordshire
    Hatfield, United KingdomInternship
    This job role commitment and initiative. I regularly check the darkrooms, processing labs and studios, making sure the areas are tidy and any equipment is ready for the next day.
  • Photo Assisting
  • Photography Editing
  • Photography Shoots
  • Photoshop
  • 35mm Photography
  • Film Photography
  • 120 Film
  • Film Processing
  • Assistant
  • Studio Lighting
  • Studio Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Portraits
  • Portraiture Photography
  • Documentary Photography
    PhotographyUniversity of Hertfordshire
    Hatfield, United Kingdom
    Studying Photography (BA) at University of Hertfordshire.