Joseph Large is a Breckenridge, CO. based touring photographer, filmmaker, and one of the first FAA commercially licensed drone pilots in the nation. He specializes in shooting photos and film for professional athletes, recording artists, bands, NGO’s, and commercial clients. He is currently a Brand Ambassador for Re-Fuel and Vallerret Photography Gloves.
Joseph’s path to being a full-time professional photographer started just 6 short years ago.
In February 2010, he lost his mother to a long battle with cancer. Four years later, his father passed away in his sleep of an unexpected heart attack. In those 4 years, Joseph realized “just how short life is, and that you had better do what you love, because you never know when your time will be up.”
While heartbreaking, these losses encouraged him to quit his job in IT, spend his savings on his first DSLR and pursue his dream.
“Since I started pursuing a career in photography I have had the opportunity to work with Olympic athletes, world renowned musicians, and have had the chance to shoot some amazing landscapes along the way. All of this has happened in only six short years,” the photographer wrote. “Losing both of my parents in such a short period, at such a young age has propelled me to pursue my dreams more than anything else in my life. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the lesson they unintentionally taught me.”
Most recently Nikon has taken notice to Joseph’s work, and has started sharing his images via their social media channels. In July Joseph spent two weeks in South America acting as the Chief Photographer for TheClymb’s Peru adventure trip. He was in charge of telling the story of Peru’s incredible culture, adventure, geography, natural landscape and history through The Clymb’s social media feeds.
Joseph has also just been recently accepted into the Photographers Without Borders organization not only as a photographer, but as a videographer as well. PWB sends volunteer photographers and filmmakers to less fortunate countries to ensure that grassroots initiatives get the attention they deserve to create social and/or environmental change.
If you have a concept or an idea you would like to make a reality through his creativity don’t hesitate to Contact Joseph. He is available for contract work worldwide.