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

Joseph Balson

Into my Darkness

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



Portraits, studio, candid, and self portraits series

Trapped in a Nightmare

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



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…


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.


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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