Although the conceptual works of Justin Bettman is rather comical, there is also a stylized cinematic feel to each image that gives them a serious tone as well. These two slightly contradicting sentiments create an appealing body of work that is entirely captivating.
Based in Los Angeles, Justin Bettman's work seems older than he is. Only 20 years old, it seems as though he has been in the photography business for twice that amount of years. With a great eye, sense of humor and, let's face it, some stellar photography gear, he has put together a portfolio that would make even the most seasoned photographer jealous.
Currently studying at the University of Southern California, Justin Bettman works under the name Venaca Photography, which was taken from his musically influenced clothing company. Hugely ambitious, I wonder what Justin Bettman will be up to in the coming years.