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Justin Chung

Who is Justin?

Justin Chung is a photographer based in Los Angeles. Originally from San Francisco, CA, he began pursuing a career in photography while finishing his graduate studies in public health. Justin’s approach to his photography is to keep things as natural and honest as possible, focusing on capturing a moment.

Aside from his commercial assignments, Justin began documenting creative people as a personal fulfillment. Through his fashion work, he has met talented creatives – from stylists to painters – and over time began to know each of them. As he got a glimpse into their personal life, he ended up becoming intrigued by the worlds they had created for themselves, and the processes they utilized to be most effective at their crafts.

Justin found these studio visits and photo essays to be a perfect escape from his commercial work. Further, it put him in the position of storyteller and pushed him creatively, which gave him a different type of freedom with regards to his photography.

His first book, Faculty Department, is a collection of photography essays that focuses on the lives, spaces, and stories of noteworthy individuals worldwide. Faculty Department is a hardcover, limited-run book, self-published in December 2014, and is distributed by powerHouse Books.

His client and projects include J. Crew, Club Monaco, Penguin, Fossil, Norse Projects, Procter & Gamble and Cereal Magazine.  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three dogs, Buddha, Matzah and Hobbes.