\Joseph Walton’s photography journey began in Kansas City, Missouri when he was in middle school with a disposable point and shoot cameras and frequent trips to a one-hour photo center across the street from his house. In 1999 Walton took his first 35mm black and white film photography class in high school, where he learned the basic principles of photography and film developing. During this time digital photography was picking up major traction but very cost prohibitive. It wouldn’t be until several years later that Walton would shoot his first digital photographs using a 8 megapixel Canon DSLR. Over the next 5 years he would go on to open a fine art gallery (Valhalla) and co-found one of the regions first hacker spaces called the Cowtown Computer Congress (CCCKC), A non for profit with the goal of having a shared space for local technology enthusiasts to meet, collaborate on group projects, share tools, and support the Greater Kansas City community.
In 2009 Walton would move to Chicago and start working under one of the most innovative and talented wedding photographers,Jai Girard. It was there, learning from Girard, that Walton would be introduced to the world of high end portrait, fine art, event, and wedding photography.
In 2011 Walton would again relocate, this time to New Orleans where he would work for award winning photographer, gallerist and good friend Louis Sahuc at Photowork (521 St Ann Street New Orleans, LA). In 2013 he began selling his own fine art photography at various markets in New Orleans including but not limited to the French Market, Frenchmen Art market, and Palace Art Market. In March of 2022 he began showing work at PhotoWorks in Jackson Square.
His work has been featured in Black and White magazine, The New Orleans Culture Photography Exhibition at The Multi-Media Museum Moscow House of Photography, The New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, he has participated as both curator and artist during PhotoNOLA, as well as various group and solo shows throughout the country.
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We offer all of out photographs on either Metal, Glass or Canvas
–Metal Prints on Chromaluxe. The combination of color brilliance, superior durability and archival qualities makes ChromaLuxe the perfect choice. (our most popular choice!)
-Glass Prints are printed on a professional Lustre photo paper, adhered to a long-lasting, crystal clear acrylic.
-Canvas Prints are constructed by hand using archival quality materials, Canvas Prints are a creative way to turn the walls of your home, office, or studio into your very own art gallery.