Justin L. Stewart

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Visual journalist, loather of heavily altered imagery, overzealous purist. I just want to tell the good stories.
Los Angeles, CA <- MO <- MT <- WY

http://www.justinlstewart.com/

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Cherry tomatoes are skewered onto toothpicks on a roast pig during a 4th of July celebration at Kentucky Lake in Kentucky, July 3, 2017. 
More photos from the roast and holiday up on the blog (justinstewartphotography.blogspot.com)

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The photo that ran in print for my @wsj assignment last week:
Nazneen Nathani, does her Zuhr prayer while at the Accenture office in El Segundo, CA Monday, July 17, 2017. Nathani has worked for the company for the last 14 years, the last two of which it has had the quiet room where employees may pray, relax, or breastfeed, amongst other things. Nathani said she was overwhelmed with gratitude the first time she used the space, both for the company giving workers such a space and for the colleagues who worked to attain the room.

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As often as not, I get really controlled video assignments that don't allow me to test myself creatively with how I'm filming. When I get those, I always stretch the opportunity and photograph for myself. Yesterday was one of those opportunities.

@floydmayweather wears a hat with the number 48 on it, representing the biggest fight of his career, and 48th fight, versus Manny Pacquiao, where Mayweather won and took home a $300 million from the fight. Talking to media after the first of four press conference before his fight against MMA fighter @thenotoriousmma, Mayweather spoke about adding a hat to celebrate a 50th win after August's fight.

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The pinstripes of MMA fighter Conor McGregor's suit are made up of the words "FUCK YOU" repeated over and over. McGregor wore the suit at the first of four press conferences scheduled before he and undefeated boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather fight August 26th in Las Vegas for a $180 million purse.

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I was able to photograph my first ever #MMA match on Saturday in the historical Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Most of my time was focused on photographing just about everything but the fight, per my assignment, but I made room to get in some action shots. It was the second assignment of a 15 hour work day, where my joy in being busy gave me the energy to power through the day.

Pictured here: Julian Baez clinches with his opponent Chris Rios against the cage at the inaugural Coliseum Gladiator MMA Championship Series Saturday, July 8, 2017. Baez won after the ref called a stop the fight in the second round, following a hard blow to Rios ribs that dropped him to the mat.

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Here's a portrait of my friend and talented musician @lukewademusic I took a few months back. Seem to have been in a mental slump lately that's made me not pay much attention to Instagram lately. I've also been making a lot of vertical portraits lately, which don't really fit the horizontal flow of my Instagram... So here's a little something to break the silence.
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I wasn't fully sure what to expect from the @sportsshooteracademy workshop, but now that it's over, I miss it already. The staff gave great critiques of work and many of them really dove into the details of why something fell short or how the same frame could have been improved with minute details. I appreciated the sincerity with which they approached their criticisms and praises. When I wasn't getting my own critique, I was leaning over someone else's shoulder trying to listen and learn from their critique.

Lots to say, but I'll save the rest for an actual blog post.

Pictured here, a swimmer looks to her coach between strokes as he cheers her on during the CCCAA State Championships at East Los Angeles College in Los Angeles, CA May 6, 2017.

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Day two of the @sportsshooteracademy workshop was a little tough. I forgot my lighting equipment for my lighting class. A simple mistake that cost me the opportunity to play with light in an awesome environment. That was a major bummer, but it was still great to be able to shoot in a boxing gym and to study a sport I've never been able to shoot before. Here's a portrait of one boxer who I'm pretty sure was born to be a model. 
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Had a long first day at the @sportsshooteracademy photographing horse racing at the Santa Anita horse track in Arcadia, CA. Long, hot, exhausting day, but it was awesome photographing horse racing for my first time, though I tried to focus on everything but the action. Here, one of the attendants at the track relaxes with his horse during in between races.

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Nice to be able to find a light moment on a dark day. Families went through hell this morning  worrying whether or not their child had been shot at school. For the caption:

Heaven Walker is greeted with a hug and a kiss after children were released to family at North Park Elementary school after a shooter shot two children and a teacher Monday morning, April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. The shooter, teacher and one child were killed. 
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Reflection on spending March on the road visiting family and friends on my way to defending my master's project in Missouri is up on the blog today. Photos and words from the drive across the country: http://justinstewartphotography.blogspot.com/2017/04/march-month-on-road-and-masters.html

Here, my dad's face is unusually serene between quips on St. Patrick's day at the new local brewery in Alpine, WY, my parents' new favorite hangout.

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A nice escape from the noise of the world.

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