From 2010-2016, Justin was EDITOR IN CHIEF & CREATIVE DIRECTOR of the internationally distributed print publication, THE LAB MAGAZINE. The concept was to artfully feature actors, musicians, writers, philosophers, performers and various artists through a series of intimate conversations; accompanied by photography and artwork.
Justin’s role as EIC was to hire internal staff (photo-editors, writers, photographers), choose whom we feature, curate what photos would make print, and final sign off on all design/layout work. Justin personally interviewed and photographed specific subjects, but also found great pleasure in working with other artists. including our regular shooters :
FRANK W. OCKENFELS, HILARY WALSH, JAKE CHESSUM, JODY ROGAC, AUTUMN DE WILDE, and EMMA HARDY to name only a few.
The interviews were not question-answer structure, they were conversations between collaborators. The intention was to create a more intimate bond amongst friends vs. the traditional interview. This concept came with its own challenges, but is truly what made LAB MAG unique.
WILLEM DAFOE interviewed by WES ANDERSON,
STELLAN SKARSGARD interviewed by DAVID FINCHER,
MARINA ABRAMOVIC interviewed by CHARLES ATLAS.
Running the THE LAB MAGAZINE for those years was the greatest gift for Justin and became a pivotal step in becoming the artist , writer, filmmaker and storyteller he is today. Justin will forever be grateful to THE LAB MAGAZINE; so he decided to celebrate it here. Enjoy!