We had the good fortune of connecting with Justin Mulder and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Justin, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I was born and raised in a small country town called Delaware in Ontario, Canada. Fishing, hiking and long dirt road bike rides were a staple. I had a great upbringing by my incredible hard working Dutch immigrant parents, and three older brothers. I was the youngest sibling by thirteen years, so in my impressionable years, there were always text books from my three brothers’ college and university days on art, architecture and landscape design. I can’t help but feel that casually reading those books, and the piles of National Geographic magazines laying around the house have helped shape me. My entire family, including Aunts and Uncles were extremely hard working people. From an early age My family modelled that if you want anything in life, it’s going to take a tremendous amount of hard work to get there.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is me. If you look at my art you should be able to see who I am. It’s unique. It pushes boundaries to what I feel conventional or mainstream photography art looks like. Staying unique to the industry, I blend major forms of photography like macro and long exposure photography into one image.

I’m most proud of the fact I’ve found something that brings me so much joy and happiness. It pushes me out of my comfort zone and engages me in my surroundings.

I’ve never had a formal art lesson in my life. My artistic journey started about 15 years ago when I picked up my very basic entry level DSLR camera and fell in love with the art of capturing light. In my spare time, I’ve spent thousands of hours photographing, trying new things, reading publications and countless hours of watching instructional videos from the masters. It was easy for me because it filled a creative void in me I really didn’t know I had until then.

I want people to know that it’s never too late. And stop having your own barriers like self doubt prevent you from just doing what you love. My story is ongoing, I picked up my first camera with no art training in my 30’s, and by my 40’s I was hanging my photography within the grounds of the Louvre in Paris, France. My brand is unique, beautiful, and elicits emotions from its viewers.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a sucker for Niagara Falls, Canada. It has that quality of incredible breathtaking nature, and the tourist delights like Clifton Hill where you can ride a roller coaster, visit the wax museum or enjoy a nice meal. People from all over the world visit there, and everyone is in this awe struck, happy mood. No coincidence this is my favourite place to shoot, and where I feel some of my best work has been done.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
That’s an easy one. My wife Christina. She’s watched me find my passion and has supported and pushed me throughout this artistic journey. Trade offs have to be made in order to spend thousands of hours at a craft, and I can’t thank her enough for allowing me that time to find my voice and explore all the parts of who I am. There’s so much more opportunity for us with this brand, and knowing that she’s got my back means the world to me. I’m getting choked up even thinking about this, let’s move on!

Website: www.justinmulderphotography.com

Instagram: @justinmulderphotography

Facebook: @justinmulderphotography

Other: TikTok – @justinmulderphotography

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