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Justin Bastien, currently based in Bali, is an award-winning director, photographer, and DP. His credits include National Geographic's Emmy-winning short film “Free Solo 360,” a Clio and international awards for his advertising work and photography...


In the mid-1990s Justin, an elite climber, was living out of his van in Yosemite Valley, documenting his climbs and the colorful cast of characters residing at Yosemite’s infamous Camp Four. His work soon caught the attention of Patagonia’s then-photo director, Jane Sievert, who encouraged him to pursue photography with the same energy that he brought to his climbing. He took her advice to heart, enrolled at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design and then set off around the world.

Justin lives between Ojai, California and Bali, Indonesia. When he is not working around the globe, you can find him catching waves off the coast of Chile, or camping out of his van while rock climbing in the High Sierras.
Justin’s wanderlust and experience as a climber, surfer, and adventure traveler continue to inform his work, his desire to learn, explore, and tell unforgettable stories throughout the world. A self-proclaimed vagabond, Justin does it all, shooting in a wide variety of environments, from mountain summits to ocean depths. His techniques range from complex VFX composites to simple analog portraiture, and his productions from large, full-scale broadcast sets to individual, one-man documentary shoots in remote locations. His work on behalf of NGOs has taken him to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, fisheries in Tanzania, and remote monasteries in Bhutan.

Justin's clients, as director and/or photographer, include:

Apple, 72andSunny, Acura, Anomaly, Apple, Audi, Black Diamond, BBDO, Body Glove, Brooks, Canadian Museum of Nature, Canon, Chase, Coors, Discovery, Delta Airlines, Duracell, FBC Inferno, Ford, Garmin, GE, GerberKnives, GTB, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Maui Jim, mcgarrybowen, Microsoft, National Geographic, National Science Foundation, NBC, New York Times, Ogilvy, Outside, Patagonia, Red Bull, Saatchi, Saturn, Special Olympics, SAP, Speedo, Surfer Magazine, Toyota, Triumph, Under Armour, Vans, WAMI, Wells Fargo, The Wall Street Journal

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