Philip Poston is a freelance photojournalist based in Denver, Colorado and a photojournalism graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Poston's focus is documentary photography, sports, portraiture and editorial work. His influences, to name a few, include Chip Litherland, Craig F. Walker, Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks, 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. Most recently he was awarded a 2015 Honorable Mention in General News photography from the Associated Collegiate Press.
Has been published in TheAtlantic.com, Aurora Magazine, The Aurora Sentinel, The Fence Post, The Metropolitan, Westword Magazine, Westword.com, Canyon Courier, High Timber Times, Columbine Courier, Clear Creek Courant, NewScientist.com and DailyMailUK.com, and has Rocky Mountain Ace Hardware as a client.
"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 symmetry were born." Philip Poston
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