I'm Joshua Flowers. I grew up in Santa Cruz California, a small town by the sea. It was in this small town by the sea that I discovered my love for punk rock. Playing in various bands there before the internet age, molded the D.I.Y. ethic that drives my creativity today. We didn't wait to become experts at our instruments, we put ourselves out there raw, emotion unchecked.
Tired of being poor I enrolled in beauty school and spent the next 14 years immersed in the craft of hairdressing. I traveled the world practicing the trade and worked with some of the best. I learned composition and balance, complimentary lines and color. I began to document my work through video and the craft primed me for what was next.
Though I loved the stories that could be told with video, I kept heading to a more minimalist approach. I began to question whether or not the work needed to be shown, I wanted to be able to tell a narrative in a single frame. I began to see the craft that I dedicated myself to as not the focus of a piece but hair was there to simply complement the piece as a whole.
A few thousand shutter clicks later and I'm still addicted, still searching. I keep my old punk rock work ethics close to my heart and seek to shed, and explore, new aesthetics, new noise.