Joel Hensler

I was born and raised in Glendale, CA. My first encounter with a camera was, like to many other photographers, was with a hand-me-down Kodak Brownie Camera at the age of 8. For some reason when I went to take a shot the photo would come out blurry. Most likely from the impatience of an 8 year old.

All through my school years I was much more interested in painting and drawing. If I used a camera, it was an Instamatic or Polaroid and then only for family photos or something to draw. It wasn’t until college where I took several art classes including commercial and fine art printmaking, and photography that I realized I thoroughly loved photography.

As a gallery director for about 14 years I eventually started building a website to sell the artwork online. This brought me back to photography, and in order to represent the artwork I had to hone my skills. Later, when I changed career directions to boat sales, website maintenance and advertising I spent much of my time shooting landscapes and sunsets. 

Since I retired in 2016 I have been pursuing the One Great Photograph. I have won several awards for my drone and DSLR photos, and one of my pieces hung for a month in the Riverside Art Museum. My work has also appeared in several publications and has been used in several ads.

I hope that you will enjoy my workand that it will fascinate you, the viewer.

Joel Hensler Prints for Sale in the Art Shop

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