Today we’d like to introduce you to Joshua Albino.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Joshua. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My photography obsession started at the age of nine. I always would carry a disposable camera with me and I would capture everything in my neighborhood at the time (New York) and I remember when I would watch old skate videos with my older cousins and that’s how I discovered one of my favorite photographers who goes by Glenn Friedman and hearing him talking about photographing skaters and rappers in the 80s and 90s.
Another point in my life when I took photography further was back when I used to paint graffiti with my crew and the whole concept of documenting all the work I did around the city felt like documenting history and underground culture that was happening among the youth in new york and other states I would go to with my crew.
I also started shooting punk gigs that my friends would get into and that was just awesome seeing all these punk bands going crazy on stage and expressing themselves was such an amazing experience and that’s what constantly inspires me and motivates me to try new styles and branch out of my comfort zone.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Honestly, no, I dealt with a lot of things over the years like losing best friends to drugs, depression, and suicide and still fighting and finding ways to cope with my own depression but I use art and photography to help keep my mind busy and preventing me from overthinking. So far, I’m making my way to a position where I feel comfortable and the sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.
Over the years, growing up and seeing the real world in this digital age where most people are fake and don’t care about the art, they just care about money and fame, I learned to just go with the flow and take advantage of the various opportunities that present themselves and also to be original so other people like me can gravitate towards my work and see that they’re not alone and there are people just like them that want to express themselves and be creative.
Dutch Norris – what should we know about your brand? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’m a photographer and I shoot 35mm film, I go by the nickname “Dutch Norris” and I mainly do street photography and lifestyle imagery.
I’m proud to say that I have developed my own lane and style that compliments my personality.
What sets me apart from others is that I care more about the art and the creative process unlike the other people out there that only care about money and status.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
To me, success is being recognized for the originality and that my work inspires and helps people figure out what they want to do in this weird age that we live in. I’m very simple I just want to live comfortable and doing what I’m passionate about.
I’m looking to just be acknowledged as a creative individual with a unique style that shows my creative process and how I see the world from my perspective.
- photoshoots are 40 – 80 and the first shoot is always free
- Phone: 8572461486
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @dutch_norris
- Twitter: @josh_isMELLOW
- Other: abstract-eastwood on tumblr