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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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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#Swimming #Sports #NikonD800 #NoFilter #JLSPhotoJ #SportsShooterAcademy #CollegeSports #NikonLove #Workshop #California
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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 #HypeBeast  #ig_mood #discoverportrait #portraitphotography #profile_vision  #postmoreportraits #portraitpage #discoverla #nikonphotography #nikontop
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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#NoFilter #JLSPhotoJ #NikonLove #HorseRace #California  #NikonD800 #Horses
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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#SanBernardino #SchoolShooting #photojournalism #spotnews #Family #NoFilter #NikonD800
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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#JLSPhotoJ #poppyfields #PoppyBloom #California #antelopevalleypoppyreserve #iPhone6SPlus #GoldenHour #NoFilter
A man dressed in all white with the Christian flag stands in statuesque form on the steps leading up to the St. Louis Arch Sunday, March 12, 2017 in St. Louis, MO. He said he was saved at the age of 37 and has been standing on the steps every Sunday since 2010, waiting for people to be drawn to him that he might speak to them about his savior and maybe plant a seed of faith in them.
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#Portraits #Documentary #Photojournalism #iPhone6SPlus #Christian #Christianity #Missouri #StLouisArch #JLSPhotoJ #Religion #NoFilter
It was a long road to completion, losing subjects and dealing with various roadblocks to completing the photo story at hand, but it all came to a close the other day when I successfully defended my master's degree. Here's a picture from one of the stories I was working on that fell through on my way to the eventually story I would tell and share through The Atlantic.

Thankful for the people that trusted me and for all the support I've had throughout the process. To quote Jay-Z, "On To The Next One." Pictured here, Albina, a mother of three, mixes formula for her youngest child on Sunday, her day off. Albina and her husband work alternate shifts at the same McDonald's in an attempt to not have to pay for the expense of childcare. The family of five shares a small bedroom in a two bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, CA, which they share with Albina's brother-in-law.

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#Documentary #Photojournalism #LosAngeles #California #JLSPhotoJ #Family #MinimumWage #FightFor15 #Portraits #MakePortraits #NikonD800 #NoFilter
Approximately 200 people marched through downtown Los Angeles, CA Wednesday night, February 8, 2017 in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline being re-approved. The group chanted outside the #USACE building before marching through downtown, blocking traffic at various intersections.

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#NoDAPL #Protest #LosAngeles #California #Pipeline #Oil #NikonD800 #NoFilter
Miguel Rodriguez stands for a portrait at the #LAX protest Sunday, January 29, 2017. "My parents are victims of NAFTA. They lost their business to unjust competition subsidized by the United States. That brought us here to the United States as economic refugees. It's policies like this that are driving immigrants everywhere to want to seek a better life and that's why I'm here." Justin L. Stewart, All rights reserved ©2017

#ImmigrationBan #Detainees #Photojournalism #Documentary #LosAngeles #Portrait #MakePortraits #NAFTA #Refugees #EconomicRefugees
One of the first detainees released from custody at #LAX pushes his luggage past police as he's greeted by cheers, protesters, and family at the international arrivals terminal Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. 25 detainees were released Sunday during a protest of about several thousand people. 
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#Protest #Police #JLSPhotoJ #NoFilter #NikonD800 #LosAngeles #Documentary #Photojournalism #Detainees #ImmigrationBan #NoBanNoWall