Hi there. My name is Joshua Langlais. I am a documentary photographer with a deep curiosity about the folks I encounter. I've got a suspicion that we have more in common than we think and I am looking to highlight those shared qualities through A Community Thread.  I previously explored this curiosity through a portrait series called I Heart Strangers. Every day, for 625 consecutive days, I introduced myself to a stranger, photographed them, and then wrote about that daily interaction. I began documenting these strangers in Boston in 2008 and continued as I relocated across the country to Denver, where the project gained traction until I put it to rest in 2010. 

Discovering a passion for photography as an adolescent, I developed my eye throughout high school and college and then honed my skills at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Massachusetts. While there, I felt a deep interest in exploring the human condition, so I traveled to Denmark to study the intricacies of photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism

I worked with many acclaimed photojournalists and editorial photographers both in Europe and in the United States, all the while developing my own style and unique approach to portraiture and storytelling. With natural light and minimal processing in mind, I find beauty in the way things are and I aim to share that perspective with you. Visit my website to view my photographs from many of my travels. 

These days, you are likely to see me exploring the streets, rivers, forests, and mountains of Bend with my scruffy dog, Pal.

Send me a message at joshua.langlais@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you!

© Zach Ramey

© Zach Ramey