he describes himself
as a shy person, but his work speaks of courage and a strong perspective into the social scene of Baltimore, the city where he lives and works. In Joust’s images, the author disappears. Considering the way the subject — person or object — is portrayed, it’s as if there were no conversation with the photographer prior to or after shooting. Undisturbed, his subjects look lost in their thoughts: sometimes they offer a light smile but they never pose. They always reveal an important part of their character. Joust becomes the camera, then he tells us a story through its images: it’s a story of social contrast, of nostalgia. A story with a blues soundtrack, and the faintest whiff of tobacco.
What do you do on a rainy day?
Watch silly movies and/or scan/develop film.
The best place you have been to so far?
The song that’s currently stuck in your head ?
The Olympic fanfare and theme music. I’ve been watching a lot of the Olympics lately. That’s a good thing because I usually have much less heroic and much more irritating music stuck in my head