Since his first explorations of aerial photography, Joseph Ford has always been fascinated by the way that patterns which appear in nature or architecture remind him of other textures, other materials. From the air, cars become toys, tall walls are reduced to lines on the ground, buildings become geometric shapes…

During the process of exploring this change of perspective, it became clear that a sand dune could become a fold in a piece of clothing, and a zipper could become a train track. He spends long days researching areas that he wants to photograph from the air, and then even more time finding ways to combine the resulting images with details of clothing or other objects..


At Passeig de l’Arnaldeta (Escaldes-Engordany)


Joseph Ford was born in London in 1978. After studying French and Italian at the University of Cambridge and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, he began working as a photographer in 2004. His diptychs, which combine landscapes with clothing or accessories, are world famous and have captured the attention of fashion brands such as Missoni, Lacoste and Pepe Jeans, which have commissioned him to do different series, offering him their products.

He lives between Paris (France) and Brighton (UK) and he is fortunate to be able to travel all around the world to take photos. Joseph Ford has been honoured with the following awards: PDN Annual, IPA, One Eyeland, Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers, AOP Photographers Awards, Cristal, Epica, Eurobest and Applied Arts. His clients include Lacoste, Missoni, Pepe Jeans London, MasterCard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Magazin, Visa, Disney, BNP Paribas, HP and The Observer.