Joshthornton (Josh Thornton)
Joined 1 year ago, from United States
Josh Thornton is an ethereal-portrait photographer/film-director from Philadelphia, PA. His love for film, music, and street-art set the stage for what would eventually become his obsession.
In 2005 Josh simultaneously began careers in fitness and graphic design. Over an 11 year span Josh developed a love for creating videos and images to promote his brand. He wanted a way to articulate the feeling of inspiration; his clients, iPhone, and his imagination helped him to do that. This would turn out to be his early education on film-making.
In 2014 he was hospitalized with a potentially fatal condition. He attributes a large part of finding his passion to his week spent recovering and reflecting. While in the hospital, Josh made a decision to connect with his calling upon his release. The months following were spent exploring his love for creating visuals.
With no formal training in photography, he bought his first camera and decided to let the rest unfold. Immediately following his first shoot, he knew he'd found his place in life. He explains it as feeling like a new birth in his life.
Josh is heavily influenced by movies, music, art, and philosophy. He also loves to teach as a result of his coaching background. Part of his work focuses on helping people connect with their true passions. Josh aspires to create work that inspires people to find their creative voices in life. He believes everyone has been given a gift they can spend their lives giving away.
Josh currently divides his time between filmmaking and photography.