Josh Cohen was born in Chicago Illinois. and raised in Los Angeles, California. The only son of a theatre actor and a concert clarinetist, Josh was always surrounded by the arts. At an early age he developed a strong passion for music and photography. Inspired by Jazz & Rock n’ Roll photo journalists William Claxton and Jim Marshall as well as Fashion/Celebrity photographers Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts and David LaChapelle. Josh’s approach is a combination of both technique and emotion.
“I treat photography much like a jazz musician treats a composition, with emotion and the technical ability to fluently change directions at a moments notice. Knowing the rules is one thing, knowing how to break them is what ignites creativity.”
“To me the most important attribute to being successful is the ability to listen to my clients. As a musician creates melody and harmony by paying attention to minute details of a piece of music, I create melody and harmony by paying attention to the minute details of my clients needs.”
“I put a lot of effort into creating an environment that is both productive and enjoyable,” he says. “ I believe this kind of atmosphere nourishes creativity. I hope that at the end of the day everyone is pleased with the results and has had a good time.”
Working with Josh Cohen is always a great experience. Josh is currently living in Glendale, California. with his wife Jackie and their daughter's Natasha. & Ella.