Joe La'Val
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Joe La'Val

PhotographerEpsom, United Kingdom
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Joe La'Val
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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
Projects
  • 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
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    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.
Skills
  • 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
Education
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    PhotographyUniversity of Hertfordshire
    Hatfield, United Kingdom
    Studying Photography (BA) at University of Hertfordshire.