Joe Grey studied photography and visual arts through high school and college before taking several short courses that would propel him into the industry as a night club photographer. After shooting people in low light environments, Joe has honed his skills through the lens whilst working with commercial photographers in the city of Brisbane, both as an assistant and second shooter before starting his own business specialising in architectural and interior photography. While architecture and interior are his main source of income, Joe has also worked closely with emerging fashion designers, families and their newborn children. In his spare time, Joe keeps his camera warm with trips around Australia and the world, searching for the perfect light as he expands his folio in wildlife, landscape and portrait fields of photography.
For me the number one advantage of my job is the opportunity to create. I see photography as another form of art, just like painting or music. You get to capture a moment in time and make it last so that others can enjoy it too. Photography forces you to look for more in a situation or scene, and take note of details that people ordinarily wouldn't notice. I love finding the magic in the details and using those to produce images that inspire and create windows into worlds people don't always see.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done night clubs, commercial business settings, events, fashion, newborn and real estate. The key to making a shoot successful is creating an easy going atmosphere. Taking photos is fun and putting your subjects at ease isn't a hard task but will always greatly enhance the final product. That being said, I would say the true tool in making my shoots stand out is to find the right light and then use it to my advantage. The combination of natural light and flash can have impressive results but to me the right natural lighting is the secret.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
In high school I achieved a photography award in art and won a tertiary photo competition held by the Launceston City Council back in 2007.
A fun fact about this photographer
I studied the Korean martial art of Hapkido, attaining a black belt.