Casting Dreams with Photographer/Designer, Josh Strandell
His name is Josh Strandell, known to the Instagram community as @dream_cast. He is an extremely talented designer/photographer. When I first saw his work on Instagram, my jaw literally dropped. Then, I found out he is only 13. Needless to say my jaw was dragging by then. This kid has a huge amount of talent and at such an early age. If you are on Instagram, definitely check him out! I had a chance to chat with Josh. See the interview below.
K: Kewiki J: Josh
K: First of all, I was blown away that you are only 13! How did you come up with this style of artwork?
J: Everyone always seems surprised when I tell them my age. As far as style goes, I tried thinking of a style that seemed fresh and unused.
K: It’s very unique! Who would you say has had an influence on your work?
J: Matt French (@mattfrench) has really inspired me into photography. @nois7 has also inspired me into designs.
K: Do you have any favorite pieces of your work?
J: I’m not sure which piece of art is my favorite. They are all beautiful and inspiring.
K: So how do you come up with your ideas? They’re all so different, but carry similar themes.
J: I think of an idea that soon gets bigger and bigger. Sort of like a snowball rolling down a hill. As I think of all of the ideas, I piece them together to make a somewhat dreamy design.
K: You certainly have done that! So can you shed a little light on the apps you use to achieve these masterpieces?
J: Some of the most used apps that I use are “iDesign” (a great app for adding shapes and designs). I also use “Snapseed” for adding my grunge effects. But, a magician also has a trick or two up their sleeves!
At the end of the interview I knew I was in the presence of greatness. Josh’s imagination surpasses the imaginations of so many of us. His work will inspire you and stir different emotions in you. But, then again, isn’t that the goal of every great artist?
To check out Josh’s “Dream Cast” Instagram, click here.(http://statigr.am/user/dream_cast)