305 West 700 South,
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
There is a reason why picking up a camera and exploring the world around you is so exciting. Deep down into your core, you have a desire to create; it’s build into your very DNA. To stand back and say, “I did that, that’s mine”. A camera gives you an opportunity to be an Artist.
Then one day you had this revelation, that you could do this full time, and make a living with your camera. You could work for National Geographic Magazine, or shoot ad campaigns for Nike, or photograph beautiful, delicate portraits of kids. But everyone around you keeps telling you that this is just a pipe dream, that you should come down from the clouds and face reality.
Against the odds, Joel Grimes has lived his dream of being a photographer and for over 40 years has made it his full time occupation. From shooting National Ad campaigns for some of the biggest names in the industry to producing an award wining coffee table book on the Navajo People, Joel has achieved beyond what seemed possible. Follow Joel as he takes you on a journey and presents to you the keys to Being a Artist, Living your Dream, and Creating an Amazing Income doing what you love more an anything else on the planet.
It is possible to do what you were told is impossible.
Joel graduated from the University of Arizona in 1984 with a BFA in Photography, and soon established a commercial studio in Denver, Colorado. Joel has been selected as one of Canon’s exclusive Explorer Of Light photographers and a Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer. He has also been selected by Adobe as one of their Photoshop Feature Artists.
For over 30 years Joel has worked for many of the top advertising agencies and corporations across the globe for clients such as AARP, AES, Abbott Labs, Archer Daniels Midland, Arizona Office of Tourism, AT&T, Canon, Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos, Comcast, Febreze, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Hyatt, Kodak, Local Motors, Mary Kay, Phillips 66, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Century Link, Red Bull, Red Robin, Sony, Sturm Ruger & Co, United Global, USA Boxing, Visa, Volvo, and Xcel Energy. Over the years his assignments have taken him to every state across the USA and fifty countries around the globe.
Driven by the creative process, Joel views himself as an illusionist, creating portraits larger than life. Check out more of his work HERE.