Philip B. Poston is the Photo Editor and Staff Photographer for the Aurora Sentinel and Aurora Magazine. A photojournalism graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver, Poston specializes in documentary photography, news, features and sports photography, portraiture and still life. His influences, to name a few, include Chip Litherland, Craig F. Walker, Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks, Maurizio Di Iorio and Phil Ellsworth.
While at MSU Denver, Philip was the Photo Editor for The Metropolitan, MSU Denver's student-run weekly newspaper. While working for The Metropolitan, he received a 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Mark Of Excellence award in Region 9 for General News Photography and was a finalist the same year for Breaking News Photography and Sports Photography. He was also awarded a 2015 Honorable Mention in General News photography from the Associated Collegiate Press.
In the past, Poston has been published in TheAtlantic.com, Aurora Magazine, The Aurora Sentinel, The Fence Post, The Greeley Tribune, The Metropolitan, Westword Magazine, Westword.com, Canyon Courier, High Timber Times, Columbine Courier, Clear Creek Courant, The Boulder Daily Camera, The Coloradoan, NewScientist.com and DailyMailUK.com. Also working as a freelance photographer, some of Poston's past and present clients include Ace Hardware, Bloomspot, Federal Coffee, Varsity Views and Small Batch Snack Company.
"A single photograph, taken by a longtime friend, inspired me to become a photojournalist. The image showed a man smoking a cigar at The Masters golf tournament. He was shrouded in a cloud of smoke, while the vibrant green of the grass in the background made his sharp white Panama hat stand out in pristine relief. The man's blue shirt provided a simple contrast between primary colors. With that image, my obsession for photojournalism, primary colors, and most importantly symmetry, were born." Philip Poston