Born in 1973, Josh Cole, the son of a sculptor/biker dad and hippy chick/biker mom, grew up in Phoenix, AZ before moving east in 1997.
"It doesn't matter one bit what you choose to do in life, just make sure you're happy doing it". Words spoken into his life by his father and words that Josh lives by. Since Josh was a child he watched his dad's creativity birthed in the form of sculpture. Watching this was nothing less than inspiring and set the wheels in motion on the journey to whom he would become creatively. Through this journey Josh worked his creativity out through various forms of media and found a special place residing in his heart for photography.
"This media allows me to dream up an idea and capture the core of it. Then take that jumping off point and twist it to the ultimate end. That piece of art that captures the dream I recently had, the nightmare that had it's way with me, the quirky mood I feel, the anger I have over the way those with behavior disorders are treated or any other inspirational subject that presents itself. It allows me to go somewhere visually I've never been before"
Josh shoots creative conceptual photography for the advertising, editorial, and fine art world .
Mule Restaurant Group.
International Photography Award, Honorable Mention, 2009
Photographer's Forum, Best of Photography 2009
PDN 2008 Photo Annual, May 2008
Sign Cafe Magazine, February 2008
Web Design Index, Pepin Press 2008
JPG Magazine, August/September 2007
Phirebrush Magazine, Phirebrush.com, 2007
2009, Chaos Gallery, Induced Epidemics, Los Angeles, CA
2009, Antebellum Gallery, The Thin Veil, Los Angeles, CA
2009 T&P Fine Art Gallery, FOCUS Group Show, Philadelphia, PA
(seeking gallery representation)