Meet the Videographer: Josh

Josh Ballinger - Stela 9 Videographer

Do you love our <<New Myths>> lookbook and video? Well you can thank Josh, the creative visionary behind it. The passion in his work is not only evident, but inspirational to all who get to bear witness. Josh is the kind of artist that reminds you to see beauty in the mundane and takes full advantage of the time he has… even if it means dealing with a couple of us who get a bit hangry. We all had a great time watching it come alive in the whimsical streets of Antigua all the way to the mystical Lake Atitlan. 

Besides work, Josh is a vegan, animal rights and humanitarian supporter, and shares our enthusiasm for sustainability. All while being partners in crime with our model Faith and together are proud parents of adorable baby India. His phobia is an interesting one given it can’t talk or walk, but that’s neither here nor there. Make sure to read the rest of his interview below because I can guarantee his most embarrassing story can probably make you shit your pants from laughter. No pun intended.

Full name and location: Joshua Ballinger, LA

What do you do, and why is it cool? I am a creative director, editor, producer who specializes in humanitarian content. Jack of all trades, traveler extraordinaire.

How would you describe yourself in 3 adjectives? bearded, zen, dad

How would you describe your style in 3 adjectives? funky, functional, hip

What item can you not leave the house without?  My daughter, usually.

What’s the most awkward date you’ve ever been on? Okcupid.com was the source of many.

What is your favorite movie/television show? The documentary, Babies

Tell us about the Stela 9 Fall 2014 shoot! What was the inspiration? Raw adventure and my beautiful partner

Who or what inspires you? Living off the grid, my daughter.

What’s a typical Saturday night like for you? Dancing with my daughter, eating popcorn, and lots of Disney movies.

If you could travel to any country right now, where would it be? Indonesia.

What’s something you worked on recently that you’re super proud of? New Forage

What’s the most awkward thing that’s happened to you while filming/shooting? An Irish guy wanted to fight me in a bar.

What’s your hidden talent? Interpretive dancing

What’s your weirdest phobia? pickles

Current favorite item in your closet? what I like to call my ‘dad shoes’.

What is your style go-to? top knot hairstyles

What’s the best pick-up line you’ve ever used/have gotten?  Nice shoes.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you? I’ve shit myself a few times, one time in Africa I had to wear adult diapers to get from a/b on a long trip.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned about love? I’ve got nothing for you.

What song always puts you in a good mood? Love is all I got.

If you could pick 4 people to have dinner with, dead or alive, who would you choose? Ghandi, my Opa, Donald Draper, Elon Musk

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully, living sustainably in a house that I built with lots of babies.

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