Monday, November 29, 2010

Behind the Scenes....

The 35 day trip has come to close. Over a dozen hotels and twice as many flights, ten people, over 25 bags of luggage, nearly 30,000 photographs taken, and 5 countries later and our long work days in paradise have concluded.



Erik Almas shooting sunset.

Zollo standing in a Terradactyl nest.


Matthew Turley

Me photoshopping on a beach and trying to eat lunch.


(Matthew Turley and I)

Matthew Turley shooting me diving into the Mediterranean. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Some really old door, aka, "Tattoooine"

Valletta, Malta

Valletta is the capital of Malta.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Friday, November 12, 2010

Erik Almas Shooting in Mauritius

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mauritian Local

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mauritius - Land of the Dodo Bird

(This patch of sand of nearly ship-wrecked us in the middle of the ocean)

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Islands of Seychelles

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Seychelles is like a mix of Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Africa. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Last day in Thailand

This is the last full day in Thailand and we have wrapped the shoot here. We are on to Seychelles tomorrow. We shot on some of the most beautiful beaches and saw over a dozen islands in South Thailand. I spent a week on the boat in the top photo. 

This is my first shoot with Erik Almas and it turns out that it is a 5 week trip to 5 different countries. It has been a very challenging beginning, and I am looking forward to the next three weeks. More photos to follow. ( I am not here to take photos, rather help make them, so it is often hard to take pictures. Hopefully I will have more time to make some images.)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Islands of Thailand

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Phi Phi, Thailand

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This is Zolo. He is the videographer. He likes color.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Sunday, October 24, 2010

and so it begins.....

Tokyo International Airport

Landed in Tokyo, and made a quick jump over to Bangkok. We start shooting in two days and it will run all the way to November 21. My itinerary takes me from Thailand to Seychelles, then to Mauritius, and finishing up in Malta. I will post as much as internet connection will allow...

Monday, October 4, 2010

The next chapter....

Big things are happening in the world of Justin Bowen Photography. One of my all-time favorite photographers had an opening for a full time position as his first assistant. I jumped at this opportunity and have been given the honor to work with him. His name is Erik Almas and not only has his work inspired an motivated me, it has helped shape the kind of photography I do. You can see his work at
My first assignment with him will be a 35 day trip to some of the most beautiful places around the world. I will be posting photos of this trip soon, so stay tuned for more details....

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Portrait for Danville Today - Lucas Hirst

Lucas is a reserve fire fighter for the San Ramon Valley Fire District. He started out as the volunteer photographer/videographer for the district and now works full time as Tech Support. He is holding an iPhone because he created an app that allows the public to stream live emergency calls.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Behind the Scenes

Just wanted to show what a photo looks like from another point of view. The final product is further below if you want to see the outcome. (Photo taken by Tony Santoro)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The forgotten Portrait - Calf Rancher

Photos from Hawaii - June, 2010