Josh Sanseri has over 20 years of professional experience, and his photographs have been published and exhibited around the world. His passion is creatively illustrating people’s character, using their unique everyday life as the backdrop.
Josh's fine art approach to photographing people was generated while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema & Photography and a Master of Fine Arts in Art — both from Southern Illinois University. His photographs are often described as equal parts fine art and technical proficiency. He utilizes a solid understanding of light, composition, and the ability to relate to his subjects without relying on gimmicks or the latest software plugin to make engaging photographs.
Josh has been an official photographer for Outside Lands and Treasure Island Music Festivals since they began in 2007 & 2008. As the festivals' exclusive and official portrait photographer, he's photographed hundreds of musicians backstage including The Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Phoenix, JasonMraz, Vampire Weekend, Kings of Leon, Deadmau5, and many more. He has also photographed many executives including the president of Dreamworks Animation, the CEO of ING, the executive warden of New Mexico State Penitentiary, and the CEO of One Legacy. His work has appeared in such publications as Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone, Relix, Thrasher, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Business Week, to name a few.
Josh also serves as a tenured professor in Santa Monica College's esteemed Photography Department and has taught courses at UCLA, Art Center College of Design, UCSD, the Santa Fe Workshops in New Mexico, the Julia Dean Workshops in Los Angeles, and the Venice School of Photography in Italy.