The first series of photos from my collection. Taken over the course of 2 years, these photos lead you to Connecticut, Peru, and New York City. The inspiration for Tell Her To Come Back Home, comes from the distance between my wife and I. She lives in Peru and I live in the United States. The photos were taken at various points throughout our relocation to Peru and My return to Connecticut and subsequently New York. The photos, while reflecting feelings, do not directly correspond to any story. Though, the book does not directly portray this, I am in the process of completing a second book called "Love In Peru with a Toy Camera: the short time of together in an international marriage." That will be completed in the coming weeks. For now, you can view my favorite images from the past 2 years in the book "Tell Her To Come Back Home." Thank you for looking.
From the suburbs of Connecticut, Justin dreamt of being behind cameras. Justin began working in the television industry, taking photos of locations for upcoming episodes of prime time television. As time went on, he found himself distracted by images that had little relation to his job. His eye and understanding of photography quickly grew, as his job, turned into a hobby, and his hobby soon turned into a passion. In Justins personal life, he has not been very lucky. He is married to his wife Veronica Benson, but she is in Peru, unable to return to the United States due to immigration policy. This long distance relationship has greatly influenced not only his life, but his writing and photography. As time moves forward, his work continues to grow. Producing images on both film and digital medium. His writing continues to develop as well, as his need for expression continues to grow in his unfortunate situation.
The Wedding of Molly and Brian September Tenth, Two Thousand and Eleven Published September 19, 2011
Love In Peru with a Toy Camera Published June 24, 2011