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A Life Of Grimes

I recently discovered (apologies to those of you for whom this is old news) Joel Grimes thanks to Mark Cook, one of my colleagues from my summer stint of graduation photography. Grimes is a California-based photographer whose first coffee table book, ‘Navajo, Portrait of a Nation’ (1992) garnered a number of photographic and design awards and resulted in an eighteen-month solo exhibit at the Smithsonian American History museum.  Nuff said. Let’s see the images…

Image by Joel Grimes

You’ll quickly notice Grimes’ trademark style – side-lit HDR-ish portraits.

Image by Joel Grimes

Image by Joel Grimes

How does he do it? There are numerous instructional videos on YouTube but here’s a photo of the man’s set-up…

Do try this at home, children.

Joel Grimes’ website:

…and his Flickr page:


One response

  1. Nice !

    August 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm

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