Born and raised in Kansas, Justin Bayles spent the majority of his formative years living in the heart of Wichita’s Riverside neighborhood. An early childhood gift of an SLR camera from his parents led to a fascination with black and white photography. This lasted through his high school years, including a three-year stint as a staff photographer for his high school annual.
After a decade long hiatus from photography, the mid-1990’s arrived with the desire for a creative outlet. Landscape photography and portraiture provided an outlet for this renewed interest and has grown exponentially ever since. Primarily photographing black & white and color landscapes in Kansas, Justin’s favorite home away from home is Alaska, which he travels to as often as time and budget allows.
Gallery XII represents his work in Wichita, along with permanent hangings in several local businesses.
“As a photographer, I am drawn to the edges of light and contrast that occur in nature. Living in Kansas allows me to experience these conditions intertwined with the full range of weather extremes that nature can provide.”
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Black & White Photography