Joseph Ford


About the Aerial Series
Since my first explorations of aerial photography I was fascinated by the way that patterns appear in nature or architecture that reminded me of other textures, other materials. When you’re in the air, cars become toys, tall walls are reduced to lines on the ground, buildings become geometric shapes… During the process of exploring this change of perspective, it became clear that a sand dune could become a fold in a piece of clothing, a zipper could become a train track. I spent days researching areas I wanted to photograph from the air, then even more time finding ways of combining aspects of the landscape with details of clothing.”
– Joseph Ford


About Joseph Ford
Joseph Ford was born in London in 1978. After studying French and Italian at the University of Cambridge and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, he began working as a photographer.

He shot his first advertising campaign in 2004 for TBWA Paris, and since then has been lucky enough to work for clients around the world, mostly shooting people and animals on location and in studio. Over the last few years he has worked increasingly frequently on aerial images. When he is not shooting or travelling, he lives in Brighton. Joseph Ford has won several awards in the past, including PDN Annual, IPA, One Eyeland, Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best photographers, AOP Photographers Awards, Cristal, Epica, and Eurobest, and has worked with clients ranging from airlines to fashion magazines.