All photographs taken by Josh Malik. Used with permission.
Nineteen-year-old Los Angeles-based photographer Josh Malik is proof that dreams do come true, if you persist. Teaching himself photography and the magic of Photoshop, this conceptual photographer left his small Indiana town life behind to pursue his passion in the big city, straight out of high school and with less than two years worth of experience to back him.
Today, he’s living a photographer’s dream. He’s now a household name on Flickr and is on equal footing with the Flickr celebrity photographers that have been his inspiration since the beginning. His signature dark, earthly, and surreal conceptual portraits have amassed him followers and fans by the thousands, and for perfectly good reasons. His images not only incredibly and beautifully tell the stories and themes he’s trying to convey but also effectively transform his subjects so that they often seem to become one with the elements of nature.
More of Josh Malik’s work after the jump.
Josh Malik is teaming up with Jenna Martin for an introduction to underwater photography workshop on September 20-21 in California’s stunning Catalina Islands. Spots are limited so sign up now. For more of Josh Malik’s work, follow him on Flickr and/or Facebook.