Justin Tyler Close

Justin Tyler Close | Fresh Film

Justin transcends boundaries, leaping from commercials and documentaries to magazines and art. He weaves cinematic stories on the humblest and grandest of scales, that are both intimate and loud, sensitive and exposing. His vast body of work is united by the desire to make the most beautiful, moving images possible.

A Canadian-born visual artist Justin is currently based in LA. He founded The Lab Magazine in 2010, which launched his photography career and gave him the opportunity to work directly with brands such as Commes Des Garcons, Givenchy and talent such as Bryan Cranston, Lykke Li, Wes Anderson, Marina Abramovic and Willem Dafoe.  After this success Justin began directing commercials, being nominated for a Cannes Young Director’s Award. His commercial work embraces bands including, MasterCard, Chevrolet, Citibank, Nordstrom.

His latest short film Like Father Like Son, selected for a Nowness Pick, is a deeply personal and sensitive story, exploring what it means to be a good father, raising good men, in a world where masculinity can be difficult to navigate.