“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” — Ansel Adams

Joseph Balson

Emulating Kodak Tri-X pushed to 3200 ISO in camera with the Nikon D2Xs

The T-max 3200 was one of my favorite film, but the TRi-X 400 always was my absolute favorite: I could shoot it from 400 to 3200 (and sometimes more) and always loved the rendering and grain quality. I don't really shoot film anymore, even if I know I…

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General photography

An aimless walk a sunday morning in a dead city

Goethe said "The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone". I walked alone, in the hope of finding, if not beauty, something that would catch my eye.

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Photo Essays

Into my Darkness

I am an autistic photographer, battling depression at some degree for ages, and what actually now feels like all my life.

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Book

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Self Portraits

Trapped in a Nightmare

This photo shot in 2017 was featured in Viewbug on April, 2018. It won Top Shot Award in February, 2019.

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Behind the lens

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Self Portraits

Jo

No hesitation, this is my favorite self portrait. Won Contest Finalist in Black and White Portraits Photo Contest. May, 2017. Viewbug. Won People's Choice in Black and White Portraits Photo Challenge. December, 2016. Viewbug. Won Contest Finalist in…

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Self Portraits

Bitter, angry, sad, lost.

Won Peer Choice Award. November, 2017. Viewbug. Winner in Black and white portrait Photo Challenge. May, 2017. Viewbug. Pixoto Members voted Joseph Balson’s image as #1 in the Selfie Portrait style only challenge Sponsored by Cheryl Beaudoin.

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Black and white

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Self Portraits

Doom

Won People's Choice in Black and White mountain Photo Challenge. June, 2016. Viewbug.

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Black and white

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Black and white landscapes

Jo, 4

For some reason, people seem to like this photo that I personally don't like at all. Winner in Good and Bad portraits Photo Challenge. February, 2017. Viewbug. Won Featured. August, 2016. Viewbug. Won People's Choice in Pain Photo Challenge. June, 2016…

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Behind the lens

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Black and white

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Self Portraits