As you most likely have guessed from my websites name, my name is Joel Stafford.
I was born in Tweed Heads, and grew up on the Southern Gold Coast. I'm 36, married to my beautiful wife, and together we have an amazing little boy. I've been a photographer for 8 years now, and over those years I've slowly evolved not only as a photographer, but as a person.
My love of photography started when I was in High School, but never really flourished until I was older and able to afford to buy my first DSLR camera. (It was all down hill from there)
I started shooting sunrises down at the beach with my Dad, then my interests evolved into shooting portraits and fashion after spending 5 years of my life living in Bondi. My love and passion of the ocean and beach lifestyle was to strong and in 2011 with my Dads help, we created Liquid Boulevard as an outlet to share our early morning adventures down along the Gold Coast beaches. Liquid Boulevard has been a big part of my life for the past 6 years, but the vision I once had for it as now finished, but it's essence will always live on within my style of photography.
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Featured photo journal of the 2016 TC Winston Swell the hit the Gold Coast. You can read the full story - HERE
Canon Australia 2015 Photo Annual Featured Photographer.
Canon Australia prints their first photo annual book with featured photographers from Instagram.
As mentioned I'm a beach lifestyle photographer, so I love to shoot pretty much anything that is connected to the beach in some way, or resonates a coastal lifestyle.
If your a company, modelling agency, model, or an art collector that has a special photographic project that needs a photographer that shares the same passion for a beach lifestyle then use the form below to get in contact or you can simply email me directly at - firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd love to hear from you.
*All images, photographs, and prints are exclusive property and may not be copied, downloaded, reproduced, transmitted, manipulated or used in any way without written permission of the photographer.