Josh Loeser

Josh Loeser is a Phoenix, Arizona native and resident.  He first made pictures at the age of five, but took a little while longer to learn about photography.  Josh received his BFA from Arizona State University in 2014 and he continues to make work in the Phoenix area.

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The instinctive and natural way for me to make work is just to make the best picture of someone that I can.  The thing that I think should be considered about my work is that it’s hopefully early in form relative to where I’d like it to be eventually.  My hope is to photograph people I know many times as the years pass.  If I’m able to do that, I think a narrative arc (or multiple ones) may form, and the self-contained worlds may become more piece-like.

Excerpt from email response to Madison Carroll, November 26, 2015.

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I innately look for things that seem bigger than individuals, yet also are intimately connected to specific people as well.  I feel like the pictures I make of people are landmarks or monuments for a specific point in time for each person, yet also hopefully transcend time in some way

Excerpt from email response to Madison Carroll, September 22, 2015.

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I want to have a combination of the everyday and the universal, and I want everything to look real or possible.  I feel like I gravitate toward ordinary/everyday clothing and appearances.  There are some very good exceptions mixed into my work, but overall I like things to be as ordinary as possible.  I think that’s a big part of what allows for real brilliance to shine through. 

Excerpt from email response to Madison Carroll, November 26, 2015.

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 To see more of Josh’s work, please take a look at his website.



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