Joel was born in 1979 near Washington, DC. He studied at universities in Boston and Stuttgart. In 2006 he struck out on his own. Since then he has crisscrossed the globe turning ideas into images and collaborating with amazing characters.
Parallel to his commercial work, Joel's fine arts projects have been exhibited in galleries from London and Los Angeles to New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Berlin.
His first monograph, Monumental, was published in 2011 by Seltmann & Soehne.
He is the recipient of numerous international awards including ADC Young Guns, ADC Awards (USA & Germany), Adobe Design Achievement Award, Sony World Photography Awards, PDN's 30, PDN Photo Annual, PDN Self Promotion Awards, International Photography Awards, European Architectural Photography Prize, Geschossen und Gedruckt, Gruener & Jahr Photo Award, the Golden Eye Award, Kodak Fotokalenderpreis, and Luerzer's 200 Best AD Photographers Worldwide.
He lives in Stuttgart, Germany.
Accenture, Amnesty International, AOK, Audi, Bosch, BMW, BW Bank, Canon, ENBW, Ford, Honda, Intersport, Kärcher, L–Bank, Mercedes Benz, Pepsico., Porsche, Ralph Lauren, Rheinland Pfalz Ministry of the Environment, Scheufelen, Sky Tanking, Sunsweet, Stremler, The Limited, TÜV SÜD, Vaillant, VISA, WMF, ZDF, Zeiss
Burda Yukom, DH3, Dorten, Euro RSCG, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, HDW Mainz, Jung von Matt, Kolle Rebbe, McCann Erickson, Milch & Zucker, Nice Advertising, Publicis Blueprint, Publicis Kaplan Thaler, Saatchi & Saatchi Pro, Strichpunkt, TBWA/CHIAT/DAY, Unexpected, Zum Goldenen Hirschen
Barron's, Carerra Magazine, Christophorus – Porsche Magazine, Daimler 360°, Die Zeit, Focus, GEO, Gruener & Jahr Verlag, Harper’s Bazaar, Motorwelt, Newsweek, Playboy, Spread ARTCULTURE, SZ Magazin, Traffic – MB Bank, Technicity – Mercedes Benz, Zeit Leben, 11 Freunde, 125 Magazine