Josh. Director of Photographer. Steadicam Op. Currently based on the west coast.
In the Beginning;.
Born in Los Angeles, Ca '92, briefly moved to fabulous Las Vegas then relocated to the south to attend The University of Mississippi.
Name: Josh "JLibertine" Bonner
Favorite color: Black - The less I have to color coordinate, the better.
Years Freelancing: 4 Years
Influence : Names like Rembrandt, Lagerfeld, Da Vinci, & Nikola fuel my drive
Music: ehhh TBD..
Sort of the middle:
I Dropped out of college sophomore year to follow my photography dreams. I opened up a studio/creative space in Memphis a few blocks from Beale Street & Riverside Drive; Libertine Images - Creative Space. I hosted lighting workshop as well as retouching classes. A day out of the month I'd schedule a model/photographer networking event where both photographers and models could play around with equipment or shoot in different lighting scenarios. I owned and operated the space for 2 years prior to taking to the road and freelancing in various states across the Midwest & West coast with Snap36.
- In high school, a friend, whom I met in theater, put me on game with the ivories. I play from time to time but not as much as I should
Motorcycles / Dirt-bikes
- Rode my first motorcycle when I was 9. It was a mini bike we built powered by a lawnmower engine and had a shoe string as a throttle. I've had a few scares but I just can't find myself letting the bike life go.
Archery (Olympic & Traditional Recurve)
- More of a recent discovery (‘18). I picked it up after playing VR archery. Since then, I've won a few competitions and tournaments.
- From an early age I learned from my mother how important it is to travel. Traveling keeps things in perspective and makes you realize how insignificant your problems are. Sometimes we tunnel vision and forget what's truly important in life. Traveling keeps things in check. First time I traveled "far" was when I was 9 or 10 years old. I rode a bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. I asked my great grandmother to buy me a suitcase because I knew I'd be doing it again. To this day I still travel with that same suitcase.
Recently created the mulit-conglomerate company knows as “DOTBLK” - An American based mass media & entertainment co. mainly focused on Film & Music. I now find myself based in both LA & Vegas. I got engaged back ‘17 and we're planning on tying the knot within the next coming years, no rush. As of now, I'm focusing on polishing my works and style. I'm working along side a few west coast startups.
Looking for my availability?
Arri Alexa Mini
BM Ursa Mini Pro 4.6k G1
GoPro Sessions (x5)
Ronin (full size)
Tilta Nucleus M & Nano Follow focus kit
Tilta Wireless Monitor
Glidecam x-10 + HD4000
Small HD 702 & 2403
Zeiss Still Set (24, 35, 50, 85)
Canon Still set (50, 85, 100, 24-70, 24-105, 70-200)
Rokinon Cine Set (24, 35, 50, 85)
Zeiss Cp2 Cine Set
DJI Mavic Pro
AMD Threadripper 1950x
(x2) GTX 1080
LG Nano IPS Display 4K
LG Reference Monitor 4K
Wacom Intuos Pro (medium + large)
(x2) KRK Rokit 6
Macbook Pro (i7 16gb)