> Joson

Country: United States 🇺🇸

Award-winning photographer joSon was born in the Philippines to a Filipino mother and an African-American father. Sent to live with his mother’s family in Vietnam at age ten, he was educated in a Buddhist temple in preparation for becoming a monk. “I thought that was my calling long before I saw life through the viewfinder,” joSon recollects,“…but the truth is, I have never left the monk-hood, I just left the temple.”

Today joSon is a fine art photographer where he mainly focuses on an environmental issue, based in San Francisco whose work is collected by an international list of clients. His work has appeared in magazines including Scientific American, Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, and Vogue — and won awards from PDN, Communication Arts, and American Photography. As Sunset magazine described joSon’s first monograph, joSon: Intimate Portraits of Nature, Graphis Press, "Had Richard Avedon taken up gardening, he might have ended up with photos like this.”

joSon is base in San Francico, California, Online at https://josonstudio.com