I began the Family Photo Project over a decade ago in order to pass on this history that was quickly fading.
Joe Bustillos Media Projects
Pretty girls I’ve been lucky enough to photograph.
I’ve been a NASA fan-boy my whole life, going back to watching the first rocket launches on TV in the early 60s. Much of the following are images I’ve photographed (stills and video) in celebration of space, science and NASA.
Another example of something I didn’t know I could do (write music) until I had a friend (Jim Davis) who showed me how. Sometimes I just needed to sing and I couldn’t find the music that expressed my feelings, so I wrote it for myself.
I first met this band in July 2013, they were the opening band for a pre-pin-up contest. We chatted on the street corner after the gig and I made it a point to be there whenever they played and bring my cameras. Good decision.
I wasn’t living in Long Beach when Melissa Etheridge made her breakthrough playing locally at a club, but every time I came out to watch Neva I thought I was seeing the beginning of the same thing. Powerful voice, powerful playing, powerful soul.
I’ve been lucky enough to have had some really great people in my life. They’ve been lucky enough that I always seem to have a camera around when I’m out and about. These galleries attempt to tell those fun and important stories.
I love road trips and spending days and weeks exploring new places.
I’ve been experimenting with video technology since the end of my 2nd B.A., in 1991. Whether it’s crude VHS technology or non-linear video editing, I got into video creation because sometimes a story is better told with pictures and sound than with words on a page.