Hello, my name is Philippe Justel.
I was born and raised in France, but have now lived in the US for many years.
As a teenager, I became very interested in photography, thanks to my father who was an amateur photographer. I went as far as applying to several photography schools in France, but ended up going to college for a different career.
After moving to the US, I was not doing much more than taking snapshots of family, vacations or holidays.
Eventually I rediscovered my passion for photography and realized what it brought me. When I am photographing, I feel as if everything is slowing down.
I really enjoy being able to document and record a slice of time, that is most likely not going to happen again. It is for me a way to capture a sight, a vision or a special moment that I encountered and to remember it.
I am most interested in documenting life of my fellow humans, in their environment.