Joel Grimes Artist Extraordinaire - The Creative Evaluation Process Lecture

I changed this to a FREE event and opened it to

Photographing People with G&L Collins Photography members

Plus PROCAM fans!

Joel normally charges $25-$30 for these lectures

but as

a thank you to the members/fans,

This will be a FREE event.


Photographing People with G&L Collins Photography

with the help of meetup Sponsor, PROCAM,

are pleased to have

Joel Grimes

as our Guest Speaker, Aug 2, 2013 from 6-8 PM

In 1984 Joel graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Photography and soon established a commercial studio working out of Denver Colorado.

For over 27 years Joel has worked for many of the top advertising agencies and corporations across the globe for clients such as AARP, AES, Abbott Labs, Archer Daniels Midland, Arizona Office of Tourism,  AT&T, Broncos, Comcast, Febreze, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Hyatt, Kodak, Nikon, Pentax, Phillips 66, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Qwest, Sony, Sturm Ruger & Co, United Global, USA Boxing, Visa, Volvo, Xcel Energy, and most recently Red Bull.   Over the years his assignments have taken him to every state across the USA and to over fifty countries around the globe.

In 1990 Joel produced his first coffee table book, ‘Navajo, Portrait of a Nation’ which received a number of photographic and design awards and produce an eighteen-month solo exhibit at the Smithsonian American History museum.

Driven by the creative process, Joel views himself as an illusionist, creating portraits larger than life. “There is no face on the planet that is the same, and my vision as an artist is to capture that individual uniqueness through the creative photographic process.”

Joel is also an ambassador for this process by teaching workshops and lectures across the country.  “I feel that by being an open book with my process I have an opportunity to inspire others to follow their dreams and passions to create”.

Joel currently has a photo studio located in Old Town Pasadena California where he resides with his wife Amy.

I encourage anyone not familiar with Joel's incredible work or those not sure if you can make it, to visit Joel's website ( ).  You will quickly see that Joel is a master of his craft and has some of the most impactful images around.  If you every wanted to meet Joel or ask him a question, now is the time!

All are welcomed: Artist, photographer, MUA, hair, stylist, hobbyist and professionals, etc

I expect space to fill up quickly, so please RSVP at


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  • Patrick N.

    Excellent evening with Joel. He basically said to learn, enjoy and use your own uniqueness to be the best photographer you can be. You will never please everyone, so make it easy and please yourself.

    3 · August 4, 2013

  • Teresa P.

    I truly enjoyed this evenings event with Joel. Great experience and I found it inspirational. He is a great speaker and motivator. He confirmed how I view myself not just a photographer but as an artist. Going to purchase his tutorials so I can learn more from him. Thank you....ProCam & Gary for setting up this lecture. Keep them coming!!

    2 · August 2, 2013

    • Gary C.

      You are welcome :-) Thank you for coming out.

      August 3, 2013

    • Walt

      Yes I agree thank you Gary...

      August 3, 2013

  • Kit B.

    Joel is a very down to earth person sharing his life in photography and indicating how we too can be successful photographers

    2 · August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this event full or can I still come to this?

    August 2, 2013

    • betty

      Regretfully I could not attend this lecture with a plethora of creative information that I was so looking forward to. A flat tire as I was enroute.

      August 2, 2013

    • Gary C.

      Sorry you missed it Betty.

      August 3, 2013

  • Jason L.

    I had a great time tonight. Joel was an excellent presenter and the facility was excellent.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Walt

    Terrific, great, excellent...inspirational..HOW HE DOES HIS COMPOSITES WOW.....

    2 · August 2, 2013

  • Rob

    Joel Grimes is highly passionate, personable, and inspirational. He reminded us that we are not just photographers, but artists; that photography is about selling an illusion, not reality; that 'technicians' are never immortalized; that art is a subjective, personal, intuitive process; that we need to stay true to ourselves ("Brand your style." "An original is always worth more than a copy"); and that the best way to excel in art is to stick with it. Heheh, just in case anyone needed a refresher. ;)

    2 · August 2, 2013

  • Bob B.

    Phenomenal presentation! We're all Artists. Let's not forget that.

    2 · August 2, 2013

  • Kevin P.

    Exceeded expectations which were high.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • David L. V.

    Excellent. Great definition of what an artist/photographer should be.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Chris F.

    looking forward to the lecture

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • Jennifer L.

    Hello ~ looking forward to this lecture. I do photography as a hobby right now, but want to learn and hopefully do it for a living someday. I was wondering what we should bring to the lecture. This is my first one and want to be prepared. Thanks!

    July 29, 2013

    • Gary C.

      Welcome Jennifer! Just bring yourself and and questions you might have for Joel.

      July 29, 2013

  • Lawrence Leverett J.

    Will try to get out of work early that day so I can see the whole thing :)

    July 24, 2013

  • Kevin L.

    Looking forward to this!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Rob

    I like his style. This should be great. Do you know what he will be discussing at the lecture?

    July 18, 2013

    • Gary C.

      Rob the workshop sold out pretty fast but don't feel bad since it is a $950 workshop.

      1 · July 20, 2013

    • Rob

      D'ah, that's pocket change. lol

      July 20, 2013

  • Chathura J.

    Hi Gary, you are the best! Joel Grimes is one of my favorite photographer. Thank you so much for this event!

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Brad D.

    Awesome - I'm there for sure! Thanks for setting this up!

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Kevin P.

    Big fan of Joel's.

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Bri

    Procam is still showing it as a paid event, so I RSVP'd here only - Hope that is okay!

    July 14, 2013

    • Gary C.

      They will update it shortly. However you can sign up at either location so you are all set.

      July 14, 2013

  • Gary C.

    Just made this a FREE event! Refunds will be given, in the next few days, to anyone that has already paid.

    July 14, 2013

  • Rod

    Looking forward to this. Joel's work is amazing.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Mike L.

    Can't wait!

    1 · February 17, 2013

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